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Re: Tiree
« Reply #195 on: August 26, 2019, 02:47:13 PM »
Sorry for the delay,  gardening and boat rebuilding got in the way

Picture1 pelmets in their  raised exhibition position.


Picture 2 one pelmet in its down transport position,


Picture 3 front scenic board clipped on


Picture 4 scenic board removed,


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« Reply #196 on: August 30, 2019, 10:58:40 PM »
Evening all,
I discovered the gap caused by the connection plates  between the front scenic panels and the main board is about 5mm.so two inserts have been marked up,  they will be cut tomorrow.. That will make the edges  better and hide the join more.

I've wrongly modelled a cutting, a foam insert needs to be cut to fill in excess space.
I've also noticed, that I've gotta pelmet support where a layout board need to be.. I can't move either,  a solution is being sought...

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« Reply #197 on: September 06, 2019, 10:57:29 PM »
The insert of ply between the front scenic boards fitted well,  they were screwed on the my usual polyfilla mix was back filled  behind the inserts and left to dry.  Next week,  I've no doubt some levelling and then more filling will happen.

I'm still. Not happy with the Heather , I've ordered some purple scatter and am going to try that with the. Static grass..

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« Reply #198 on: September 08, 2019, 10:05:56 AM »
Its looking really good. Really like the Scottish looking rocky outcrops. Heather looks good in the photos but if you're not happy with it... well I know that feeling. It will eat away at you until you get it right. Nobody elses opinion will matter, you'll just have to change it. It is a curse for us modellers.

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #199 on: September 08, 2019, 10:08:57 AM »
Well if it helps put the curse to rest, looks alreet to me.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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« Reply #200 on: September 13, 2019, 11:07:05 PM »
Evening all,
Well I wasn't happy with some of last week's plaster work,  some sanding chiselling and replastering was required.  As well as extending the landscape over a removed platform section

I reduced the size of the station car park,  and I have decided where to put, An lodhlann.
The rest of the plasterwork was painted the base colour for grass,  or basic gray from rocks or road.

An experiment of putting a sheet of plasticard between board joins to allow plastering right to the edge,  worked,  so the sheet is in another place tonight.

Some more platforms have just been ordered because I can't find all the originals..so. I know the old ones,  will turn up Tomorrow..

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« Reply #201 on: Today at 11:11:43 PM »
Thanks to trackshack on the isle of man the platforms were delivered very quickly,  some of which have been installed on the front scenic board featured above.  I did discover one problem....
When making the plywood infills between scenic board and main board I had calculated platform heights in 4mm scale.. Oops..

So I got my dremel out to cut off the excess,  to find the disk saw blade kept coming off the quick release Arbor too quickly and flying across the room. I had to resort to using grinding discs which didn't last long.  And a tenon saw which didn't fit the gap well.

After that  a flapwheel was used to grid down excess Polly filler,  so I ended up looking like a snowman.. Once I and the working area were cleaned up.  Platform fronts and halved lengthways platform tops were glued in place.  Behind the platform is the car park and station approach , now  too high,  so I chiseled that off,  and also a section where it meets the next board.  These have   now been resurfaced with new thin polyfilla .

Next week once the plasticard divider between the boards has been removed, the end of the bay platform which is the join between boards need facing with more platform edging.  Then the rest of the platforms need assembling and painting.

 

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