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 Posted: Mon Aug 9th, 2021 05:47 pm
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The new columns and brackets are so much better, so chop, chop Graham, you know it makes sense :)

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PHASE 1
I have made a cradle from some off cuts of polystyrene to support the building while I remove the old columns. It is surprisingly strong!
Now I just need to work out the best way to cut without damaging anything else.











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The solution is probably like eating an elephant . . . in small chunks  :)

Are the columns plastic or resin? Hopefully plastic (easier to cut) and they look to be glued in position. When I washed my Oxford Rail resin station in warm soapy water to clean off all the resin dust from surgery, the water softened the glue holding the windows in, so may be worth a local soak with a column to see if it becomes loose.

Good luck with phase 2, which I'm sure will be successful and I'm looking forward to the results.

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Mmm…tricky, epoxy a hatch saw blade to a bit of timber?



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Thanks for the tips chaps! It is all resin so I like the idea of small bits at a time. I have several small modelling saw blades I will have to be inventive on how to hold them.Cheers



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PHASE 2 & 3
A lot easier than I expected. The old supports were glued in so a little wiggle and 4 out of 5 came off. The last one I had to cut and resin is very hard! The new supports were then fixed in place and cut to length. Just a little bit of tidying up to do and all is good. I am very pleased with the results.









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That's a huge improvement Graham - so much more "in scale".  No wonder you're pleased !! :thumbs



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Thanks. I now need to finish the cattle dock and start the signal box. That should be all the buildings done then.



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A vast improvement Graham.  :thumbs

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Thanks Terry, I just need to plant it on the platform. These things take time.Graham



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At last the cattle dock is finished! It is a very fiddly kit but well worth it.





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Now that looks a familiar kit which you've done good justice to. Well done Graham and yup, I know that all those rails are very time consuming! Are you using the stone platform base?

Good luck with the signal box.

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That's turned out very well indeed Graham - what is the kit (as in "who makes it") ?

Are the pens in sections or do you have to thread all the rails yourself ?



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This is a slightly modified Ratio kit. The posts and rails all need to be assembled and can get a bit fiddly. The gate hinges are the worst bit and I did break a couple. Then I read the instructions which said to strengthen them with liquid poly before cutting from the sprue. I will never learn!!!Cheers
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Ah, I certainly didn't read the instructions, which I considered optional, but did look at the pictures. 

An easy kit to bash pretty much anyway you could desire.

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longie wrote: ................ Then I read the instructions.................



:mutley :mutley :mutley :mutley

Been there, done that, got a whole shed full of t-shirts .. :lol:


If all else fails, read the instructions ....... :cheers



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I will have to read the instructions carefully on my next project. It is my laser cut signal box, it is quite complicated and I have never built a laser kit before,



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Good luck. I really like the laser kits. 



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longie wrote: I will have to read the instructions carefully on my next project. It is my laser cut signal box, it is quite complicated and I have never built a laser kit before,

Hi Graham,
 
Like Chris, I also really like working with laser cut kits, as the medium is very modeller friendly and you don’t need to use noxious substances to fix the parts together!
 
My Rail Model goods shed was an interesting learning experience, since the instructions were not as detailed as most modellers would expect, so plenty of time is recommended to identify all the parts in the box and understand exactly how they are supposed to fit together, particularly as your instructions will be ‘back to front’, the kit being a handed special order. With the roof fascia boards, I realised that some overlong ones were included, which enabled precise fettling for fit to be accomplished. This had me foxed for a while trying to spot where they went!
 
It will almost certainly pay dividends to find prototype photographs of all the elevations, as the instructions may not show how certain details fit together and any additional photographic detail not in the kit can normally be added to the model, coffee stirring sticks providing an easy supply of ideal material, not forgetting the occasional cocktail stick!
 
Good to hear that you’ll be modelling the interior, as it will bring the kit to life and there are several kits available to achieve this. Ratio and Langley spring to mind, although I’ve seen others in the modelling press. Make sure that your roof is made to be easy to pop on and off, should you need access to the interior.
 
I found Rocket card glue ideal for assembling the structure, although not for fixing glazing materials.
 
Sorry if any or all of this is strikingly obvious, so please ignore as applicable, but enjoy the build and I’m happily following along here.
 
Best,
 
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Thanks Chris, I will need all the luck I can get!!



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