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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #240 on: October 05, 2016, 07:04:02 am »
Mike I'll try that. There are some very small signs to make and it might be easier than decal paper.

It certainly will be ... ;)
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Here's a sticky-backed paper example - the tank is wrapped in a single piece before assembly. Quite some time was spent drafting in PowerPoint, as you can imagine...



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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #241 on: October 05, 2016, 04:01:53 pm »
A lot of work and patience! After the grain wagons I want to make signs for the pallet vans which I think will be similar to the grain wagon but smaller and possibly divided, one each side of the door. Then there are more to make for 5 and 7 plank wagons and various types of vans. The problem there is the raised door furniture and bracing. I don't want to remove anything if possible so I think again that there will be small logos on each side of the door. I'll try them with self adhesive paper as decals printed on an ink jet printer get damaged easily even though they are sprayed with varnish before wetting them. I won't be able to get more done till next week as I have to go to Barcelona to help my son bring back shop fittings and stock here.
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #242 on: October 05, 2016, 04:12:48 pm »
Many thanks, Brian, for all your hard work. Much appreciated.

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #243 on: October 15, 2016, 09:54:30 pm »

A corrected and a redesigned signs for the grain wagons.

Slow progress at the moment but slowly getting there.


Holwell Road goods shed with a local departing for Frome and a goods waiting for clearance after leaving a couple of wagons for loading.


An overall view of Holwell Road.
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #244 on: October 15, 2016, 09:56:13 pm »
The layout's looking good, Brian.  As are the signs for the grain wagons.

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #245 on: October 15, 2016, 09:59:41 pm »
Very nice work indeed, Brian. I hope Martin and Mike agree re: their respective breweries. I'm looking forward to fixing the various branding boards on my small feet of grain hoppers. The goods shed looks excellent. Very good to see some more progress. Before Christmas there should be some more surplus trees coming plus, I hope some of Martin's PO goods stock.

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #246 on: October 15, 2016, 10:20:15 pm »
Looks excellent to me.
Great work Brian.

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #247 on: October 15, 2016, 10:45:09 pm »
 :hellosign: Nice work Brian &  :greatpicturessign: thanks for the updates
regards Derek.

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #248 on: October 15, 2016, 11:36:50 pm »
Thanks for the comments. The goods shed is loosely based on the one at Wadebridge.




It was made from 3mm foam board, the sides covered with Scalescenes ashlar stone. The walls were glued together after the stone was glued on and the joins hidden with down pipes. The bargeboards are wood strip and the lintels plastic strip. The windows are acetate and the frames scribed on the inside and painted, the excess wiped off. The roof is Scalescenes red tiles and the ridge was made by butting together three rows of tiles on the computer. There is a platform inside and two roof trusses, there to prevent the card roof from sagging. It has still to be weathered and put in place.
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #249 on: October 16, 2016, 06:18:41 am »
Nice work.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #250 on: October 16, 2016, 07:27:49 am »
I had thought the goods shed reminiscent of Wadebridge's (without the concrete extension), Brian, but thought it was a coincidence due to my looking at too many photos. of Wadebridge! 8-)

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #251 on: October 16, 2016, 09:59:49 am »
Thanks for the comments. The goods shed is loosely based on the one at Wadebridge.

Excellent modelling - I wondered about the design as I didn't recognise it as a RTR model.

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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #253 on: October 16, 2016, 08:22:09 pm »
Thanks folks. I started it before finding photos of the extension but as it is it's quite big enough as it is. I need to build an office now. Back to the drawing board!  :hmmm:
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Re: Off on a journey. The departure.
« Reply #254 on: October 16, 2016, 08:43:18 pm »
Thanks folks. I started it before finding photos of the extension but as it is it's quite big enough as it is. I need to build an office now. Back to the drawing board!  :hmmm:

I would not have added the concrete extension, Brian, unless I was modelling Wadebridge station. It looks fine as it is and, in real life, the preserved version is without the concrete extension, too (although it has a new, shorter extension).

 

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