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 Posted: Thu Mar 31st, 2011 12:26 pm
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Some of the best modelled row of houses I have seen are right here on YMR and carried out by one of our members rjr, with full explanation, at this link : http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=3127&forum_id=52&page=1
Some of the excellent photographs may be of help to you.



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Thanks Bob,
I have looked at the photos you refered me to.
They are great
Will produce some cottages in brick rather than random stone.
Notice their chimneys (which seem to have caused some debate ) are all over the place. no balance . Will try to emulate that.
There doesnt seem to be an end to each cottage. I made individual cottages and just joined them. Will work on it
Again many thanks
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These first two images show 1-4 Dairy Cottages, Hintock. They can be seen in situ on my Hintock thread.



Here each of the cottages has it's own chimney stack and the front doors are separated. More usually they would have been handed and the chimney on the party wall with a wider stack. I did not do that because it would have broken up the roof line whereas now the eye flows along it.



The next two show 1-2 Station houses under construction. These have to the rear a scullery/wash house extension sharing a common chimney, against this will be added privies.



A central chimney stack could be used, but as this will make the houses more toy-like the chimneys will be on the gable ends.   



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Nice models John. The cottages really look good on the layout.



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Top notch cottages John, look Great:thumbs

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Very impressive indeed.
May I steal some ideas from you.
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Will you be able to incorporate some rainwater goods, Stoney - or will that be left to the individual customer to finish as required?



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I'm still trying to source gutters and downpipes.
At the moment it is up to the constructor.
Eventually I hope to include them in the kit.

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Look forward to seeing it. Good luck.



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Appreciate the comments Bob and 3801, and if the pictures help David that's all to the good. I must say it took me a while to find the right location for the cottages.

I do not aim for absolute fidelity and I'm not making museum quality exhibits, but what I do want are buildings with a bit of character that look right in their setting, and most of all enhance the overall appearance of the layout. And that I do take pains over.



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They look excellent John - a typical "Lancashire" row of cottages although they'd fit in almost anywhere in northern UK.  Actually, London's east end would probably have had thousands of them too.

I particularly like the blocked up windows :thumbs  a victim of the window tax maybe ...........:roll::roll:

What's the embossed material you're using for the walling - it looks quite interesting ?



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Petermac, the blind window openings add character as you say,but the reason I did it was that additional windows didn't really suit the width or the character of the houses. In other words they would have appeared'over windowed' and out of balance. I did give thought before doing so to the likely internal layout of the houses.

They are slightly superior railway houses built by the GWR with one destined for occupation by the stationmaster, the other by the leading porter or signalman. So they are not typical of the houses customarily found in Hintock.

The wall covering is thinly coursed stone from Slaters plasticard. The colour, so far, is several washes of sandstone.

I will post more images of them as construction proceeds, in their place at Hintock on my thread.



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