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Re: Westbury Junction 1938-42 (Perceived)
« Reply #360 on: August 13, 2018, 05:31:50 pm »
Your 17.5 steps equates to 42ft 6in which is 85mm in n scale or about 3.25in.  It's interesting that in the army (including the Roman Army) a pace is left-right and reckonned to be just over five feet, hence a mile (Latin Mille, meaning a thousand) is one thousand paces or 5,280 ft.  So one of your steps may be a little more than 2ft 6in, which would make the platform width 44ft 6in so, in n scale, that would be 90mm or 3.5in.
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Re: Westbury Junction 1938-42 (Perceived)
« Reply #361 on: August 13, 2018, 08:00:27 pm »
Leon - if you look on the Metcalfe website, choose a building and click on the 'scale and size details' it shows you the footprint of the building e.g. the Wayside station is 60mm deep so wouldn't fit on your platform. This info might help or really depress you. Sorry!

https://www.metcalfemodels.com/product/pn138-n-scale-stone-built-wayside-station/
Mick, thanks! I'm using PN137 Country Station (40mm depth) and it seems to fit perfectly. I cut out the footprint plan and placed it below the rails and it's what I expected. That whole section of the layout is too tight, but it will have to do.

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Re: Westbury Junction 1938-42 (Perceived)
« Reply #362 on: August 13, 2018, 08:23:06 pm »
Your 17.5 steps equates to 42ft 6in which is 85mm in n scale or about 3.25in.  It's interesting that in the army (including the Roman Army) a pace is left-right and reckonned to be just over five feet, hence a mile (Latin Mille, meaning a thousand) is one thousand paces or 5,280 ft.  So one of your steps may be a little more than 2ft 6in, which would make the platform width 44ft 6in so, in n scale, that would be 90mm or 3.5in.

Laurence, that is useful information and confirms my intent to try and find a way to buy an extra inch for my platforms.  Is there no end to layout adjustments? :)

That bit about the Roman measurement was very interesting, too. I'm a tall man, but my steps aren't very broad. Years ago I measured and found they were less than 2 1/2 feet. I think that is a good guesstimate, though.

Thanks so much for your help!

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Re: Westbury Junction 1938-42 (Perceived)
« Reply #363 on: Yesterday at 07:19:23 am »
Hi Leon, good to see progress continuing and do not be concerned about the constant “minor adjustments” that are always required.  ;)

Regarding your question about glue you might also consider Revell glue for plastic models. It’s similar to Humbrol creating the joint by “welding” the plastic. I don’t know if it reasonably priced in the US. It has the same solvent smell as Humbrol.
For gluing windows Woodland Scenics produce a specialist glue that is excellent, if you accidentally get some glue on the window it doesn’t “melt” it. I guess their stuff is cheaper over there than it is here.
I wouldn’t recommend these glues for card kits. There are specialised glues for those, e.g. Woodland Scenics again.

Hope that this helps.

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Re: Westbury Junction 1938-42 (Perceived)
« Reply #364 on: Today at 02:58:59 am »
Hi Leon, good to see progress continuing and do not be concerned about the constant “minor adjustments” that are always required.  ;)

Regarding your question about glue you might also consider Revell glue for plastic models. It’s similar to Humbrol creating the joint by “welding” the plastic. I don’t know if it reasonably priced in the US. It has the same solvent smell as Humbrol.
For gluing windows Woodland Scenics produce a specialist glue that is excellent, if you accidentally get some glue on the window it doesn’t “melt” it. I guess their stuff is cheaper over there than it is here.
I wouldn’t recommend these glues for card kits. There are specialised glues for those, e.g. Woodland Scenics again.

Hope that this helps.

Keith, your comments always provide useful information or assist me to clairify my thinking. The Revell suggestion is interesting. That's the glue I used as a teenager building plastic model planes! I've order the Testor liquid, so I'll try it and if it doesn't bind rapidly enough I'll try Revell - or pay double and purchase Humbrol. Which reminds me that I have numerous tins of Humbrol paint I bought in 1977 or 78 for models that were never built. Do you think they've dried up? :)

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Re: Westbury Junction 1938-42 (Perceived)
« Reply #365 on: Today at 04:03:41 am »
You could always open them and find out  ;D ;)

Agree with all comments about plastic cement. Liquid applied by a brush. Forget tube stuff totally.

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Re: Westbury Junction 1938-42 (Perceived)
« Reply #366 on: Today at 07:41:37 am »
I’m using Humbrol enamel paint that I bought in the 90’s, still ok. Some say that they are better than the modern paints as the old paints contain substances that are now banned. As George says, give them a try.

 

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