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 Posted: Fri Jun 25th, 2010 10:39 pm
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Novice Bob, the ones from Hornby mag are simple - well relatively. The shed/warehouse on the platform at Barnstable http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=4447&forum_id=101 was the freebie as well & also downloadable at no cost - I modified it & that took a bit longer.
I did the North Light Engine shed first & added a bay, now that took time and I have this to build yet http://www.scalescenes.com/products/T026-Factory-warehouse

and I can only repeat what Geoff said about them - if you muck it up, reprint the page.

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 Posted: Sat Jun 26th, 2010 01:20 am
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Disguise the flaws with weathering, would you? I like your style :thumbs

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 Posted: Sun Jun 27th, 2010 10:14 am
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Lovely job,Ron.I really like the mellow weathered look of the Scalescenes bricks.The Metcalfe kits by contrast always look too "new" to my eyes,damn fine kits though they are!;-)

Cheers,John.B.:thumbs

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Excellent Job Sol..............looks really good

I tried one of the free downloads and it was ok but not great but after your demo I think I should perservere. Like you I have a Warehouse Kit which I have yet to start!

 

 



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While the "freebie" as above suited the location perfectly, I needed a larger version to span one track and an adjacent road to be used as a seperating scenic block between two of my stations.
I had intended to use the Scalescenes Concrete bridge but tracks underneath did not fit so I altered my plans and now will use Scalescenes Arch Bridge R011.

This photo shows the overall concept ( supplied by John Wiffen of Scalescenes with thanks).

It is brick but mine will be with random Ashlar stone.




for thick card, I am using the brand favoured by our resident card & paper expert Dooferdog- that is, using Cornflako card.
Two lots of card glued together on the smooth sides ( roughed up with heavy duty coarse sand paper) with a general purpose glue & weighted overnight.
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The Bostik BluStik ( glue stick) for the printed papers to card; Tarzan's Grip for joining card to card : and the Fine Tip PVA applicator for gluing edges. The Fine Tip is perfect & I thank PeterMac for pointing this out some time ago ( well I think it was PeterMac and if I am wrong, I will be :oops: )

Now to really get started. More photos, etc will be coming ( & yes, so is Christmas exclam: )



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Looking forward to this build sol and yes, it was me who pointed my fine tip at you ....................sorry, I meant "pointed you towards the fine tip" .........anyone who builds in card and hasn't already got one, should do so immediately !!!  :cheers

What exactly is the Tarzan glue Sol ?  Is it like Evostick - a solvent glue, or more of a PVA ?



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Looking good Ron.  I also found the inside top of the arch the most difficult part of this kit to fit properly.  Which matt spray did you use?

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Peter, Tarzan's Grip does dissolve foam styrene - it is like a clear contact cement.

Terry, I use a matt spray obtained from Art & Craft shops but on some I also used a gloss spray from paint sections which is far cheaper than Artists' matt & then only needing one quick coat of matt.
I had no real problem doing the arch - about 10 minutes of trial & error.



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Sol wrote: The abutments - glossy surface of the Hornby mag paper will be eradicate with  matt spray varnish later. Taking a copy for reference is very helpful as bending paper on blue mark points is hard when cutout & the mark points disappear







Bends are done using sharp edge of a steel ruler. Flat surfaces glued using a Glue stick, bends are done with a smear of supa glue run along the card edge.

 

Just a tip that might help with the disappearing fold lines, place a ruler along the line prior to bending/cutting and pierce through with a sharp point in two or three places along the line. This will give true set of marks showing clearly on the plain back surface, so that a folding crease can be made on the 'inside' of the fold.

See 'Scoring before bending' in the link below...

https://www.model-railways-live.co.uk/Features/Practical_BRM-_Cardboard_Modelling_the_Scalescenes_Way_Part_1/

 

Hope this helps,

 

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Thanks Doug- - one for our Index I think.



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Slowly getting there - I made the arch bricks/stone stand out for somemore relief.





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The easy part is done ......


now to build it into the scenery especially on the left hand side with the road extending over terrain



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Aha! Will we be seeing the infamous 'mirror beside the bridge to make a double bridge worth...'?

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Not sure how I am going to handle this right now, my mind is currently on other things like my homehot water heater is giving brown water at odd times ( well, it is 16 years plus) so it has to be replaced so that is quite lot of modelling money !!



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The bridge looks excellent Sol. :thumbs  Looking forward to seeing the roadway take shape. 

You could always incorporate a muddy creek somewhere to use up some of that brown water ...........:hmm  We had one (a water heater) replaced a year or so back and it wasn't fitting the new one that caused the problems, it was getting the old one out of the attic !!!  A 300 litre lagged tank half full of limescale weighs quite a bit on an old man's shoulders .........:cheers

"Bon chance" as we say here ...............;-)



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That's a great looking bridge Sol, very well done.   (Thinks: how about trying one in N scale and winging it my way?) :lol::lol::lol:

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Sorry Ken, N is not my thing - Marty would be better at it than me !

 

Edge work under way with the road:-





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In between many other things, slowly the bridge ground work coming together







thin plaster coat over PVA soaked cleaning cloths.



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That's going to break up that long run on that side.  :thumbs



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Hi Sol,

I'm sure you've thought it out Ron but there doesn't look as though there will be much room for the road by the time you've allowed for the 10ft way and a boundary structure/fence of some sort.



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