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 Posted: Mon Aug 22nd, 2011 10:17 pm
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Me too , as it makes me stop to think about my next Scalescene build - the large warehouse.

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dooferdog wrote: ..................................

You might consider re-printing the ridge tile strip on watercolour paper if your printer will take it [90lb stuff] or thin card, and then cutting the strip into 'purpose' tiles as below. They are reasonably authentic, and the 'dovetail' shape takes the eye away from ny miss-match of slate line-up especially if you miss-cut the occasional one by about 1/2mm [damn...another secret blown...] Press the back of your knife blade across the black line to give a textured appearnce if you feel like it, too.

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Regards to Liz, have you had the 98F all this week, too?


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Nothing gets past you Doug ...........:roll::roll::mutley:mutley

Actually, I never thought about John's High Street kit - I've bought that so will have alook.  I've actually used the Cafe/restaurant sign from this kit because it's the only other red one apart from the newsagent.  I'm not sure the "Sun" existed then either - certainly "open 'till late" didn't so I didn't want to use that one !!!

Yes, we too are baking - we actually touched 101F a couple of days ago - phew, and to think we were complaining bitterly throughout July !!!

We're off to UK to celebrate Liz's 21st birthday next week so she's sharpening the credit cards as I write this.  :shock::shock:

I'll pass on your "hello" and ours to Shelagh.  We must do our "Bordeaux" thing once the "season" is over.



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Sol wrote: Me too , as it makes me stop to think about my next Scalescene build - the large warehouse.
Actually Sol, I found the warehouse easier than this kit.  Yes, it's big but an easier fit all round and to me at least, the instructions seemed clearer.



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Thats a very nice model Peter......I have really enjoyed this thread

I have this kit and the Warehouse but have yet to pluck up the courage to make a start......my excuse.....I need a new printer.

The hint about the card was very helpful.....the one project I did I used the wrong thickness and it turned out quite clunky.

Looking forward to following rhe street as it develops

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Peter you under rate your self, i think you have done a good build. I mean we all make mistakes, that is what makes a good model, no one is the same ever.

Like the shop and look forward to the rest of the build.

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John Dew wrote: I have this kit and the Warehouse but have yet to pluck up the courage to make a start......my excuse.....I need a new printer.



Greetings from the land of Mae West, Pepsi and Poutine, John

I thought I'd stick my oar in and strongly recommend that you look at a laser printer when buying a new one.  I got one getting on for 3 years ago and I love it.  No more worrying about ink drying out and the cartridges last quite a long time.  Mine will scan and photcopy as well.

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Yesterday, it was filthy weather here so, for the first time in what seems like 50 years, I spent most of the day working on the continuing saga of my Scalescenes row of shops/houses.

Having decided that "Spar" probably didn't exist in my transition era, I changed the shop to a cafe.  The row will continue with more shops, some houses and end in another "corner" unit which will be a pub.

The kits are very time consuming but fun to build and are incredibly strong.

Here are some shots of progress to date (Look away now Doug ..........:roll:) :




This shot clearly shows the strong internal structure - all built up from layers of card:




Another "down the line" shot of the first few units of the terrace.  The corner units are singles whereas the terrace is built in units of 4.  You simply add more units until you have the required length.  Only the first 3 are shown here attached to the corner unit :




In this type of structure,  the real value of Scalescenes comes into it's own.  I only paid for 1 download but can build a whole town from that single download.  With the larger structures such as John's station roof, whilst it can be any length you require, you're hardly going to have 50 stations on a layout.



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Looking good Peter.........I assume "filthy weather" is a relative term.......outdoor photography with sunshine is hardly the norm in Canada even in Lotusland.

You can really see the construction strength in those shots. I bet they weigh quite a bit as well?

One point.....do you (or Doug) have any tips on how to deal with the doors.... to me they look a little "printed"......this is certainly the case with the station and I am wracking my brains trying to make them look more three dimensional.

PS John (Brossard) I see, to my shame, I failed to acknowledge your post last August.....my apologies....better late than never I took your advice and bought a laser printer and totally agree with your comments. 



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Very nice work, Peter.  :thumbs

I like the tiled interior.  Is that going to be a fish and chippery?



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Concerning "'flat" doors - I printed another one, onto thin card & added it to the door to give a 3D effect

http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=8036&forum_id=101&page=5#p152330 

They are coming on Peter.



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This might be of some use?

They are all photographs of doors rather than illustrations...

http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=5974&forum_id=14


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MaxSouthOz wrote: Very nice work, Peter.  :thumbs

I like the tiled interior.  Is that going to be a fish and chippery?

Thanks Max - the tiled unit will be a butcher's shop.

I rather like your idea about the doors Sol.  It works well with a panel door but I might try scoring the joins with a blunt instrument on a planked door to give it some slight relief - they do look a bit "flat" at present.

Yesterday was genuinely "flithy" John - as it has been for some time now.  We had a few hours of sunshine this morning for the photocall !! ;-)



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Petermac wrote:
Yesterday was genuinely "flithy" John - as it has been for some time now.  We had a few hours of sunshine this morning for the photocall !! ;-)


:shock::shock: flithy eh?  That escapes my schoolboy french......I guess its worse then merdy then?

Thanks for the suggestions Ron and the link Doug.......I will give them a go some time in 2012



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John Dew wrote: Petermac wrote:
Yesterday was genuinely "flithy" John - as it has been for some time now.  We had a few hours of sunshine this morning for the photocall !! ;-)


:shock::shock: flithy eh?  That escapes my schoolboy french......I guess its worse then merdy then?

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:oops::oops::oops:  I think that's "franglais" for "filthy" .......................:lol::lol::lol::lol:



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Hi again, just checking you got down as far as this site....

http://www.distinctivedoors.co.uk/

as I think they are the better of the two sites.

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I really like your shops Peter, looks like they would be good if adapted for low relief as well.:thumbs 



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Thanks Ian.  You can do them as either. At least you can with the terraces, I'm not sure about the corner units because the "low relief" point is at the ridge and you'd chop off half the side window on that unit.

I suppose you could do 3/4 relief because the corner unit isn't as deep as the full terraced units.  The jutting out "L" on the terraces is deeper than the corner shop.  I'll post a photo so you can see what I mean - a picture is worth a thousand words, as they say !!!



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A little more work has taken place.

The rear walls are in place on the first block of 4 shops. I may yet add a cover piece of brick paper over the butt joins on the gable walls to hide that ugly joint:




And the first of the 4 shop fronts is in place - "Hadley's", the family butcher:




His "wares" can be seen hanging in the shop whilst the cutting block etc. will be attached to the floor section which will be fitted later when the whole row is complete:




These cropped shots really are cruel !!  Not only do his windows need cleaning, but I also notice the window sill is in need of repair.  This was often the case on old shops when youths sat on them whilst eating their fish and chips from a shop only 2 doors away  :roll:.  

A capping piece has yet to be fitted on the wall ends between each shop and, when viewed at normal distance, it will hopefully look a little better than it currently does to the shoppers ............

I've also learnt that accuracy in cutting out is the key.  With all these card laminations, the structure is incredibly strong but, unless each layer is exactly the same size, one can hit problems with fitting it all together - 4mm card doesn't curve too easily .............





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They really look nice and strong Peter. Have you used super-glue on your first floor butcher shop windows? I ask because of the 'crazing' effect it can give sometime.

I keep a very soft big make-up brush on hand when I'm building things with windows and use it to dust off the inside of windows 'cos once you've stuck on the roof etc it's too late to go back in and do window cleaning and it helps keep things clean, too.

This looks like very involved model, not sure I'd be too confident about bringing it off first time.

Bon courage, mon ami!

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