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Willow Brickworks
« on: April 11, 2013, 05:42:25 PM »
This is going to be my new new project.
http://www.phillipsmodels.co.nz/home/detail/37-1150-n-scale-printable-railway-model-downloads/flypage/209-brick-kiln.html?sef=hcfp

Could take a while, want to modify it a bit as well with lighting  :-\ and maybe an interior :uneasy:
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Re: Brickworks
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2013, 06:00:32 PM »
It is a good looking building, I like the sloping sides and it will be interesting to see illuminated  ;)

cheers John.

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Re: Brickworks
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2013, 09:31:21 PM »
One of the fun bids will be all those arches 13 of them and each one will be made up of 4 layers plus the cover layer.
For the peeps that thought the Scalescenes warehouse was bad, after this one I think it would be simple. :goggleeyes:
No I will not make warehouses to order - I'm not that mad.
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Re: Brickworks
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2013, 05:49:31 PM »
Made some progress today.
Arches laminated but still need final trimming.
Started putting cover layers on.

This is going to be big. Footprint is going to be A4 when complete.
Think this one will be a test build in card and will build the proper one out of 1mm Black Plasticard. Think the rigidity of the plastic will be needed.

No photos yet.
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Re: Brickworks
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2013, 06:08:07 PM »
I'm looking forward to seeing the model.  :)  Sounds very big!

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Re: Brickworks
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2013, 09:35:26 PM »
Top floor will measure 240mm x 90mm.

Want to make a track into the top floor for small supply wagons.
This will involve lots of experimenting to sort out suitable supports for the feeder track.
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Re: Brickworks
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2013, 11:25:32 AM »
Quick update on this.
Upper floor walls glued together. 
One thing I think is needed is some internal bracing to keep the model square.

Will also need support really for the roof 240mm is a long bit to be unsupported.

Otherwise it seems Ok

When I build the final  version in plasticard   I may try making some of the walls as single pieces, with internal cross braces and a floor to keep the shape.

The lower level will need more thought.
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Re: Brickworks
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2013, 03:58:31 PM »
Top floor finished and started putting cover layers on the bottom floor.

Need to do a bit of research on a couple of things but am hoping my idea's will work OK.

I will post pictures when it is complete but will do  a step by step build report on the final model.

This one is not perfectly put together but as a trial run OK. Also means I can use it as a guide to the extras  I want to fit.

The faults on this build are my own doing- - I am using too thin card but still feel extra bracing etc is required.

Sheets of plasticard arrived today (only ordered yesterday) so have put that on one side ready for the proper build.
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Re: Brickworks
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2013, 05:30:18 PM »










Looks rough and ready but this was a test to checkout the kit.
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Re: Brickworks
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2013, 06:45:06 PM »
Hi Mike,

That's looking great, well done. :thumbsup:  Like the brick stacks. Looking forward to seeing this completed.

Alex :wave:

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Re: Brickworks
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2013, 08:54:16 PM »
Thanks Alex.
There are several things I will do different.
I did not do the curved ends quite right,but had to do them the way I did due to not having any of the right thickness card at the time.
I think that the inside of the arches will be OK when using the right materials.

Rows of stacks of bricks will help make it more realistic.
Another idea that I would consider if I could fit it in, would be a smoke generator on the stack at the end.
The final model will have LED lighting on the top floor with a couple of holes in the floor to illuminate several of the compartments.
The door on the end may be modeled in the open position with a wagon on  tracks going in it.
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Re: Brickworks
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2013, 09:21:00 PM »
Looks rough and ready but this was a test to checkout the kit.

Nice work Oldman.  I think most of us would be happy enough with your practice run... Will we see it on eBay soon then?

Good luck with the real one.

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Re: Brickworks
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2013, 09:46:40 PM »
No it won't be on EBay Mark.
Already designing the ramp to the upper floor.
This is the test bed for all my ideas and the planning tool  for the baseboard.
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Re: Brickworks
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2013, 10:29:58 PM »
An unusual and interesting model well made :thumbsup:

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Re: Brickworks
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2013, 10:57:31 PM »
Thanks Mick.
Not my best build but it shows what the final one will be like.
There are gaps where there should not be,and the curved corners should be  flush with the sides, not with the sides stuck over the corners.
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