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 Posted: Sun Oct 14th, 2007 08:54 pm
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Yet another project for Barchester and this time quite a simple one of easy measuring and plain cutting of our card. These are stables for Jones the Coal's horses. Although the days of coal drops by rail to Barchester, as a commercial proposition, have now finished, Jones the Coal has signed up with the Barchester Railway Preservation Society to continue his work as part of their program for the tourists and railway fans that flock to Barchester every weekend.

Now for the model. As you can see one part is well on the way to completion and the construction is almost self explanatory in the photograph. If I had known during it's building that it would be on display here I would have taken more photographs. The almost completed stable, which is not very clear, is a simple oblong box with a corrugated packing card roof coloured as required. The rear and side walls have been scribed for planking and then stained with colron dye. The front wall has two openings for stable doors and the doors are constructed from the pieces that have been cut out from the front wall, scribed again for timber and with cross braces added. Mounting them open or closed is the choice of the modeller.

The stable in the foreground has rear and side walls from plain card, cut and scribed as above then glued to the dimensions of whatever scale you are working in. The roof is simple corrugated card available from many stationers while the wooden framework for the front of the stables is made from BBQ matches. These are larger than normal and ideal for the scale I am using which is 4mm. The side bars are toothpicks. Smaller matchsticks for smaller scales and kebab sticks for 7mm.

Two types of card fencing will be used on this model and you can see them both in the picture, one white lineside type and the other of the planked garden variety. Both types are easily and quickly made and there are posts on both methods in the Lineside section. Model horses are also available from most model shops in whatever scale you are working in. The bundle of straw, which has yet to be cut up into much finer pieces, has come from the material that they use here in Spain for cleaning off fancy tiles after grouting. I believe the same material is used in the UK by plumbers for wiping off soldered joints but I'm not 100% sure on that.





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 Posted: Sun Oct 14th, 2007 08:55 pm
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Both buildings have now been erected and in position with the fencing added. This is the scratchbuilt lineside type of fencing as described in the Lineside forum. All the card and timber colouring has been done with a Colron wood dye which is excellent for this purpose. The dye also works quite well on wood. It wasn't until I saw this picture that I realised that the 'straw' still needs quite a bit more cutting to get it somewhere near the right size.



Here is the finished job complete with livestock. As you can see there is nothing complicated about this project and the cost is negligible. Even on such a small model there is still quite a lot of detailing that could be added.





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First time I have seen this Bob - a benefit of featuring layouts on the front page for those of us who joined after the posts were complete! Love the details and the straw works really well - given me some ideas for another corner of my layout now.

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Glad you like it Chris. I included it because it's a real easy one for beginners, cheap too.



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Did you do that between lunch and setting this forum up Bob ?:shock::shock:

Excellent little project that works really well and could be on any layout - either in the country or an urban riding school etc.;-):roll:;-)



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Fills the area nicely Bob.

The stables must employ a good groomsman as the horse coats are shiny as.:razz:

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Petermac wrote: Did you do that between lunch and setting this forum up Bob ?:shock::shock:


Nah Petermac, I did it between cleaning my teeth and the first cup of coffee of the day.:lol: Don't I wish.



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Sol wrote: Fills the area nicely Bob.

The stables must employ a good groomsman as the horse coats are shiny as.:razz:

Whatever else Jones the Coal may be he knows which side his bread is buttered on and it's money in his pocket to keep the tourists happy, which means contented, well fed, and groomed animals.



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Robert wrote: Petermac wrote: Did you do that between lunch and setting this forum up Bob ?:shock::shock:


Nah Petermac, I did it between cleaning my teeth and the first cup of coffee of the day.:lol: Don't I wish.

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:



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Robert wrote: Petermac wrote: Did you do that between lunch and setting this forum up Bob ?:shock::shock:


Nah Petermac, I did it between cleaning my teeth and the first cup of coffee of the day.:lol: Don't I wish.


Tut bit slow Bob, thought t took you less than that :D:D

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