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 Posted: Sat Jan 8th, 2011 08:58 pm
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When this model was printed in Hornby Magazine I expected to see a few of them built as it so beautifully captures the essence of the building. 

Maybe there were some made, from the free magazine print, but having made it myself I can see why not many chose to show them. This version is not an easy kit to get exactly right and I understand it has been 'tweaked' before going into production as a download.  Mine is from a self printed version of the magazine model generously previewed to me by John Wiffen.

May I be bold enough to offer a valuable tip if you choose to build it, whichever version you choose?

Before cutting out your roof parts, indeed before gluing them to the card, prick through them onto some spare card so that you can have a dry run, and if necessary, trim or adjust the spare card pieces to use as patterns. I am glad I did so, as a succinct amount of trimming was needed to ensure the meeting of the major roofs produced a truly parallel valley line.

Also, unless you intend to have the model interior illuminated and placed very near the front of your layout, it may not be worth the effort of completing the very detailed interior. If that sort of thing is for you it will ring your bell, no problem!

I have printed the roof on 140lb/sq in watercolour paper to give a little texture, and have indented the hanging tile fronts with a 1mm screwdriver, in a crude 'Pendon' way though I'm not too sure if I like the effect. I have only very lightly weathered it.

!/2 round and 1mm plastic rod make up the guttering and a length of solder wrapped in tiny strips make the soil vent pipe at the rear. I chose to add Scalescenes flashing over that on the print-out and fitted 'flexible' chimney pots.

All in all an interesting and useful model and if yours didn't turn out the way you wanted it to, don't despair, especially if you haven't built many card models because this one ain't easy!

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How cruel photographs are....that left-hand tiled step needs gluing down......




Any one recognise the dog on the 'Good Companion' sign?






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 Posted: Sat Jan 8th, 2011 09:02 pm
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Slight variances to the way my mate built his
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My gob is still smacking, Doug.  :thumbs  Tick, VG - obligatory pachyderm image.



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Any one recognise the dog on the 'Good Companion' sign?



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 Posted: Sat Jan 8th, 2011 10:19 pm
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Good work, Doug.



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That's excellent Doug - and well up to your usual standard. :thumbs

If, as you say, it's not an easy kit, I wonder why John Wiffen issued it as a freebie ?  Having had to modify it afterwards, it couldn't have done him much good with new potential customers............:roll::roll:



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I built an N version from a resized Hornby Mag one that John sent me. The rooves weren't  easy - but it is a complex kit of a complicated building.

Perhaps he should put some for of difficulty rating on them?

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Yours looks tickety-boo as well Ian - it sits very well in it's surroundings. :thumbs

The roofs / rooves do look pretty complicated.  Whenever I see a long straight edge on any kind on kit, I get nervous ............:roll::roll:

I really do wonder why he "freebied" it.  I'd have thought that the objecty of these freebies was to introduce newcomers to his downloads.  It may be that he thought he'd try to hook some of the more experienced modellers but I'd have thought they would already know how good they were from the likes of you and Doug.

I'd tend to give away high quality but easy builds and let people work their way up the scale from there rather than put them off at the first attempt.

p.s. not good marketing Mr Wiffen (IMHO)




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