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Offline The Q

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #60 on: April 20, 2018, 11:07:44 PM »
I got this tablet out which has a camera, along with various bits that have arrived during the week and...
Left them on the side at home.. so still no pictures.
Any way,
The viaduct piers were filled and given a dark grey wash of paint they are looking much better.
The thatch was trimmed on the black house and given a brown wash, it's a bit dark at the moment I need to fade it a bit...
Discussions were made on fencing my preferred fencing could cost 40 per board, and there are 6 boards....
N gauge fencing post and wire is difficult in N but I need to find a way to do some that's cheap...

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #61 on: April 22, 2018, 08:02:59 AM »
A couple of minor things I forgot .
I folded up a Peedie models industrial footbridge, it looks just the job for the small bridge  to go across the railway cutting to the stone circle. I now just have to make the bridge foundations and add the legs.
I've bought a Vickers Viscount 1/144 scale aircraft. The normal aircraft for the period was the deHaviland Heron, but the only kit/model of that I could find was 58, the Viscount was 2.50.
However the Viscount was used occasionally by BEA to Tiree but normally was used  on the Benebecula, Stornoway, Inverness route. So i have used the Viscount to go to school.

I'm hoping to put a airfield cameo in a corner. Tiree's own airfield couldn't be modelled, it's huge. Being a former WW2 bomber airfield used to defend convoys from submarines. It has more runways than many international airports.


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Re: Tiree
« Reply #62 on: April 27, 2018, 10:17:19 PM »
Evening All,  a successful night at the MRC, the viaduct piers were given their last basic coat of paint and now just require some weathering.
The thatch on the Highland black house was toned down to a more aged straw colour, I didn't like it at first but as it dried it became much better. It too requires a little weathering.

A sheet of Peedie models fencing was cut from the fret and painted. This is for the house and black house area, the rest will have to make do with something cheaper..
I need to make about 10 ft of wire and post fencing for this board alone, the posts will be cut from broken railway track both rail and sleepers. I need some very fine wire or fishing line for the wire.
Hopefully now some pictures,
First from the beach across the freight yard to the viaduct.



Second down the side of the viaduct.




Third the real life viaduct it's based on




As you can see the model is shorter in height, and still requires the hand rails, I'm just waiting for them to come back into stock to order enough to complete the viaduct.
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« Reply #63 on: May 04, 2018, 11:11:47 PM »
Evening All,
Well most of this week's work was soldering up the Peedie models industrial footbridge, more soldering than normal because I've modified it. I'm not to sure my soldering does the beautiful etching justice. I may try super glue next time.
I then cut up some scrap track to make fence posts... Then I happened to put a piece of rail next to some etched fencing.... The rail looks enormous...

Further thought went into looking for alternatives, and my eyes looked upon some track pins. 14 mm long so that's a scale 7 foot giving plenty of length . Now I just need some very fine wire or something like that, to string between the posts..

Ah a thought occurred, I've seen used somewhere before magicians invisible thread...


Now ordered.. isn't the internet wonderful...
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« Reply #64 on: May 12, 2018, 04:37:02 PM »
This week's work was the fitting of hand rails, there were seven sections used on each side, two on each side slightly shortened to match .  There are five sections to an etch.

Each section was removed from the etch, the ends filed smooth, but I left the two sprue attachments which are extension of uprights.. I drilled two holes in the viaduct and glued those in place. Plastic glue was enough , as the holes were tight to the etch.
Each section was superglued to the next.

In all this took about 2.5 hours., After some studying of appearance in place, and discussion with those present. I've decided to paint the hand rails red oxide, that should  stand out against the green and blue back ground without shouting like bright red would. The viaduct metalwork will be painted battleship grey, but then weathered. the unused side track bed is modelled on a wooden deck so will be creosote brown.

I'll need to go buy some enamel paints as I've found acrylic doesn't work well on brass.

50m of Kevlar magicians thread arrived for some reason wrapped round a giant playing card.. this with track pins will form the general track side fencing.. I'm thinking I'll layout the pins on something flat  and super glue the thread to the pins, but what to lay them on that won't stick to the glue?
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Re: Tiree
« Reply #65 on: May 12, 2018, 09:33:54 PM »
I'm thinking I'll layout the pins on something flat  and super glue the thread to the pins, but what to lay them on that won't stick to the glue?

Have you got a piece of polystyrene you could stick the pins into sideways so you can glue the thread onto just the pins?

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #66 on: May 13, 2018, 07:40:49 AM »
I'm thinking I'll layout the pins on something flat  and super glue the thread to the pins, but what to lay them on that won't stick to the glue?

Have you got a piece of polystyrene you could stick the pins into sideways so you can glue the thread onto just the pins?
It's a possibility, but how to get the thread to stay in the right place vertically before it sets without glueing my fingers to the pin?
Had a thought,  ( yes that's unusual) look on the net,  polish on a hard surface. So I reckon a piece of glass with a layer of polish. I think there is a glass mirror tile around somewhere in the shed..

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #67 on: May 13, 2018, 10:25:06 AM »
I was thinking more of the pins sticking out horizontally from the polystyrene and maybe winding the thread around once then onto the next 'post' etc before adding a drop of glue.
Might be a nutty idea :-\

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #68 on: May 13, 2018, 02:53:01 PM »
I was thinking more of the pins sticking out horizontally from the polystyrene and maybe winding the thread around once then onto the next 'post' etc before adding a drop of glue.
Might be a nutty idea :-\
I hadn't thought of that, good idea!!
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Re: Tiree
« Reply #69 on: May 18, 2018, 11:02:12 PM »
Well back working on the hand rails again, unfortunately they rapidly fell off the viaduct,  So this time I've 5 minute araldited them back on, then painted them with red oxide, the footbridge to the stone circle was also painted with red oxide. I think it's set them off well.

Also a lot of hole digging,well...drilling for Peedie models brass etched fencing round the house, this was then set in polyfilla..

Next week mass production of wire and post fencing using Kevlar thread and 1 mm square wire.

Also next week painting Ben the Border Collie, 2mm scale Ben that is. Along with a flock of white metal sheep. Something a Highland scene cannot do without.

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #70 on: May 25, 2018, 11:13:18 PM »
Well mass production was a bit over the top, I made about a foot of fence in two hours and not very well..
The Kevlar magicians thread is hard to see I had to wind  about 10 together to make it thick enough to represent fencing wire.

So to some pictures
First the viaduct with its new hand rails..



A general view of the layout croft end




Close up of the fence I made today  and am not happy with.



The new foot bridge with Peedie models fencing around the croft.




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Re: Tiree
« Reply #71 on: June 08, 2018, 11:41:10 AM »
You may have noticed no updates for a couple of weeks,  well last Friday, I was collecting all the equipment for the 3 rivers Race (see "Sailing" thread). Yesterday I was told we have the 3 Rivers Race debriefing tonight. So there will be no progress tonight either. (free food!!!) I really do need to find some time to accelerate the rebuild...

 I have been thinking about about the fence construction though. I'm hoping to take a 3X2inch beam,  'cos I have some spare,  about 3ft long and drill a line of 1mm holes 20mm apart. This with a nail hammered in one end will form a fence template, just pop lengths of the 1mm square wire into the holes,  tie the thread to the nail, then tie to the posts...
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Re: Tiree
« Reply #72 on: June 08, 2018, 02:40:08 PM »
Just found a picture of the end of the layout that is featured above. This picture was, I think taken at our club open day, Just before Harry, Hazel and I started rebuilding the scenery. About the only thing still the same is the track and the rough position of the house.



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Re: Tiree
« Reply #73 on: June 16, 2018, 05:58:00 AM »
We ie  Ben the Border Collie and me, went to the MRC last night.
 I spent about half the evening making the template for fence making.then made a 3 ft length of fence..it's an improvement but the posts still seem heavy.
. I did discover the square wire supposedly  1 mm square didn't go into a hole until it was 1.3mm in diameter. I have now found  supplier of a claimed 0.6 mm square wire. This will be ordered shortly..
I think now the template is made it will take about an hour to make a 3 ft length of fence....
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Re: Tiree
« Reply #74 on: June 16, 2018, 06:23:55 AM »
Morning,

Think you should modify wet to went in your post otherwise you know what they're like on here.

You could always blame poor little Ben.  :no:

Good luck with the fence making.

Cheers weave  :beers:

 

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