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 Posted: Thu Jun 23rd, 2022 10:47 pm
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peterm wrote: Nice work with those kits.

Totally agree!



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This project now has a name, thanks to Intentio models for the signage.....................



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Buncombe now has a Weighbridge Office which is the last of the station locality structures done.
Another Railmodels kit. It was built at Buncombe in 1899 and was damaged by a Zeppelin Airship attack during the First World War. It needed a new roof and chimney stack , but by 1929 leaks from the chimney stack were solved by rendering . There is machine gun damage still apparent on the signal box brickwork.



Actually,  a Railmodel weak point is the brickwork geometry on most of their brick chimney stacks and it bothered me too much to be ignored. Rendering is the solution.



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Buncombe Bridge has been fettled with two laser cut bridge kits to give access to the `hidden` fiddle yard.


Senility crept in as I forgot that the plan was to make it as two separate sections straddling two base boards.

So I have had to redesign it as a removeable unit incorporating the white `curtain` that will surround the back and sides of the layout.





Using a few other  O Gauge suppliers I`ve made a `backscene` diorama  for the siding to supply stores and equipment to   Buwwetts Cartridge Factory. you will ,of course, remember Elmer Fudd running out of Buwwets for his rifle !!!











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Very good progress that you've made.


I like the model Kits you've chosen and the finishing presents them superbly.


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This is Dapol`s motorised bracket signal which I needed to modify to incorporate a Shunting signal.

I used a set of ancient Colin Waite signal arms which fit perfectly with a bit of modelling.

I`ve kept Dapol`s signal arm intact but carefully cut off the spectacle plate which is the wrong style for a shunting signal. I also shortened the arm to a scale 3` length.  Rivet detail was removed except for the `axle bolt` which would have ruined the signal operation.



  Dapol`s coloured lenses are easily rescued  and were fixed with Canopy Glue behind the new correct style brass spectacle plate.



Things will look much better with a coat of paint.




So, I`m just waiting for a set of Shunting Arm `S`  signage to attach to the arm and it`s done.





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Very neat job John.



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Thanks Barry,
Painting of the bridge has taken ages due to the lower level of quality of the laser cut brickwork not being deep enough to take the type of acrylic mortar I like to use.




I used Halfords plastic primer first, then hand painted enamel brickwork colours with an acrylic tester pot of a suitable mortar colour.



Anyhow the removeable bridge unit is done. I`ll consider using some weathering powders when the lighting unit is up. 



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Things have been a bit slow making the factory scene. It`s been a marrying up of a laser cut kit from Railway Laser lines kit to a Skytrex Models resin product. Although the brickwork pattern has been the same the quality of the resin kit took ages to paint as the brickwork was`nt very deeply moulded. I`m happy with the result though and will finish things when the lighting unit has been fitted (it a`int built yet).

I`ve had nixed feelings about the quality of some laser cut brickwork products and have scrapped some.

I`m sure you`ve all heard of English Bond brickwork pattern and Flemish Bond...let me introduce you to the lasser known Merchant Navy Bond......



...and the Double Vision Bond....




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Twobolt 
I`m sure you`ve all heard of English Bond brickwork pattern and Flemish Bond...let me introduce you to the lasser known Merchant Navy Bond......


...and the Double Vision Bond2


:mutley :mutley :mutley :mutley



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Lovely work John, I'm sure that James and Basildon will be proud of you!

Bill

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Very good Bill,
I`m just sipping my Brooke Bond...................... :cool wink



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Hi John, 
Sorry, but I couldn't resist, being of a certain age you know. Tea and tap water are my main drinks these days, although now, sat on the terrace at 2330 with the two outdoor cats and 30 deg and enjoying a cold demi sec rose wine made a  couple of kilometres away and will turn in shortly.

Modelling is on hold until the cooler autumn, so I'm carrying out some restoration to an old Citroen and keeping the gardens more or less in order.

Keep well,

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