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Offline Ditape

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Re: Plympton
« Reply #45 on: August 09, 2016, 05:21:58 PM »
Another experiment with the up platform building,  :(  I am still not happy with the out come.


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Re: Plympton
« Reply #46 on: August 16, 2016, 03:39:21 PM »


I am persevering with this first attempt at scratch building in n for the experience, I think it would be better with heavier card or plasticard.
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Re: Plympton
« Reply #47 on: August 17, 2016, 02:02:13 PM »
I found that adding the feature parts to the main walls caused the card to buckle. I got round it with a couple of silicon baking sheets from the pound shop. Glue doesn't stick to them. One under, one over, then heavy books on top till the glue dries. It dries slowly though. I also use Lego bricks to make clamping blocks for putting corners together.
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Re: Plympton
« Reply #48 on: August 17, 2016, 10:09:07 PM »
I'm experimenting with 3mm foam board as a basis. I read somewhere that 1mm foam board exists too.
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Re: Plympton
« Reply #49 on: August 19, 2016, 05:34:17 PM »



I am still not happy with the build quality but I am happy with the feel of the building it gives a fair representation of the Victorian up platform building,so back to the drawing board as to materials used,I think I will aquire some plasticard over the weekend and try that.
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Re: Plympton
« Reply #50 on: August 21, 2016, 04:42:24 PM »
 I think I have finally  cracked it laminated Metcalffe brick card/220gsm card on a 1/16 Balsa under-frame.I am fairly happy with this build of the end unit of the up platform building.


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Re: Plympton
« Reply #51 on: August 21, 2016, 10:32:47 PM »
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Nice work Di, your perseverance paid off
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Re: Plympton
« Reply #52 on: August 24, 2016, 04:10:20 PM »
I finally have a building I am reasonably happy with, This is the first physical step towards the planned retirement layout Plympton.

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Re: Plympton
« Reply #53 on: August 24, 2016, 08:00:34 PM »
Very nice work, Di :thumbsup:

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Re: Plympton
« Reply #54 on: September 06, 2016, 05:35:15 PM »



I have been busy again this time a Modelux Arch Bridge, I really like the bridge but not overly impressed with the support pillars, I'm not keen on the way the corner joints are cut with the interlocking teeth if I decide to use the pillars I think I might cover them with brick/stone paper, this bridge has been built to use on my up comming project Plympton.
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Re: Plympton
« Reply #55 on: September 06, 2016, 06:26:20 PM »
Looking good. I've looked at those modelex kits myself. Are they easy to assemble? I do have big numb bear paws and often struggle with kits.
Keep up the good work.
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Re: Plympton
« Reply #56 on: September 06, 2016, 07:01:07 PM »
Looking good. I've looked at those modelex kits myself. Are they easy to assemble? I do have big numb bear paws and often struggle with kits.
Keep up the good work.
Jas..  :D

How easy is subjective if you have plenty of kit building experience they are reasonably easy,the bridge needs alot of paitence as there are a lot of very small fine components and no online instructions.
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Re: Plympton
« Reply #57 on: September 08, 2016, 12:45:05 PM »
Looking good. I've looked at those modelex kits myself. Are they easy to assemble? I do have big numb bear paws and often struggle with kits.
Keep up the good work.
Jas..  :D

How easy is subjective if you have plenty of kit building experience they are reasonably easy,the bridge needs alot of paitence as there are a lot of very small fine components and no online instructions.

I am [addicted/s] a keen card modeller so on seeing your efforts have ordered the Gas Holder and a couple of Pylons. I will do a review of them when they arrive.

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Re: Plympton
« Reply #58 on: October 25, 2016, 06:19:08 PM »
I have been having a rethink about my plans for Plympton I am now thinking about running the layout around 3 walls on narrower boards with book cases and cupboards underneath and a liftout/liftup section on the 4th side allowing free movement from one 1/2 of the living room to the other. This new idea will allow me to include the goods yard as well as the station itself, the goods yard closed in the late 50's and the station in the 60's but I will be applying Rule 1 and assume the axe never fell this will allow me to run almost anything I like from the Western Region as Plympton though it does not have a station anymore still sits astride the mainline from Plymouth to Exeter.

Here is my provisional plan:-


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Re: Plympton
« Reply #59 on: October 26, 2016, 11:20:16 PM »
Looking very nice!

 

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