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Author Topic: Arch Laser : Large Goods Shed based in N Gauge  (Read 2565 times)

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Arch Laser : Large Goods Shed based in N Gauge
« on: May 11, 2016, 06:30:27 pm »
A bit pricey, but the moment I saw it I knew I had to have it!  :heart2:

http://www.osbornsmodels.com/archn0023-arch-laser--large-goods-shed-based-on-tetbury-gwr-35772-p.asp

The kit's structure is laser etched and cut micro ply wood with card roofing.



The pieces fit together snugly with no need to modify any of the gaps or angles. There are two layers to the wooden main shed. The inner shell-



and an outer shell which has mitred corners to give a flush finish.



There was one drawback to the pieces. The canopy did not have any score marks meaning that I had to cut it out myself with a scalpel. Despite my best efforts and a steel ruler this was not done with a completely straight edge. Though it can only be noticed from directly above.





The model comes unpainted. The colour of the brickwork is the natural wood colour which could be left unpainted as it is very close to a natural yellow brick colour. The roof is etched white card. This was a little bit of a disappointment to me as I hate to paint card and true to form the painted roof has warped a little.

Again, this is only noticeable from certain angles.



Despite my personal problems with card. The model was very simple to build and looks very, very impressive. I really could not have asked for more. As to Osborns models, they were prompt in delivery and when I did have a problem (missing chimneys) they apologised and sent them out straight away.

I also bought their small signal box at the same time ( http://www.osbornsmodels.com/archn0018--n-gauge-lynton--barnstaple-signal-box-33462-p.asp ) and this too is a lovely little model.

Would I buy Arch Laser products again - definitely. Am currently eyeing up their water tower, large signal box and their coaling stage kit. Will post photos and info if I order.



Cheers,

Nick.


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Re: Arch Laser : Large Goods Shed based in N Gauge
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2016, 08:17:41 pm »
That's a smashing looking building, Nick. Way too large for my layout but very imposing.

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Re: Arch Laser : Large Goods Shed based in N Gauge
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2016, 09:02:38 pm »
If anyone is interested. All "painting" was done with washes. I will make it all look smoother, especially the roof with some dry brushing at a later date. Only one coat of washes is what you see here.
The brick colour used just Lavado inks. 4pts red, 2 pts sepia and 1pt pale grey. The slate is 1pt blue to 4 pts black. I also used the slate colour over the brick to give the dirt effect on the walls.
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Re: Arch Laser : Large Goods Shed based in N Gauge
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2016, 09:54:17 pm »
did you paint both sides of the card roof? this helps to prevent warping.
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Re: Arch Laser : Large Goods Shed based in N Gauge
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2016, 05:32:43 am »
Hi railwaygun. No. I only painted after construction.
I know how this works. All my platforms are card and warp because of the glue backing onto cereal boxes. Would prefer everything being ply. To prevent it warping on card you need the same on both sides. Exactly the same!
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Re: Arch Laser : Large Goods Shed based in N Gauge
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2016, 06:08:17 am »
That is an ace looking model. Triple thumbs up!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Arch Laser : Large Goods Shed based in N Gauge
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2016, 08:39:52 am »
Very nice, now all I have to do is rip up a few sidings....

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Re: Arch Laser : Large Goods Shed based in N Gauge
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2016, 10:01:15 am »
Thanks for sharing this, it looks very nice indeed.  :thumbsup:

I have been tempted by their signal box and creamery so seeing one of their kits constructed is great.
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Re: Arch Laser : Large Goods Shed based in N Gauge
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2016, 02:34:52 pm »
Before I paint any form of paper or card I use a product called Ghiant inkjet fixative spray which is usually used for protecting printed inkjet pages from moisture and sunlight , it's not cheap but it  makes a huge difference to card that is to be hand painted in that it rarely warps at all.

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Re: Arch Laser : Large Goods Shed based in N Gauge
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2016, 01:36:40 pm »
Glad I found this, I am eyeing this up for my layout and seeing these photo's of the model makes me want it even more.

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Re: Arch Laser : Large Goods Shed based in N Gauge
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2016, 01:56:41 pm »
I wouldn't worry about the roof. When was the last time you saw a building with a perfectly true roof?

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Re: Arch Laser : Large Goods Shed based in N Gauge
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2016, 04:35:01 pm »
Looks superb, great work there.

Now about that pink guitar you seem to have however...

 

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