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Author Topic: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche  (Read 199635 times)

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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2475 on: July 16, 2018, 07:33:32 PM »
Today was our table tennis day.  But before we went, I had a good early session in the Train Shed.  First, I ran the next four sub-cycles, entirely without incident apart from the fact that 3846 made contact with the last coach of Liverpool’s. Train and began to push it forward.  I stopped 3846, but it was on the right track, so I investigated.  I found that Track 16 had come unstuck from its Copydex and crept out towards Track 15, where Liverpool’s train stood. 



Later, I was able to use a track pin to relocate Track 16 into its correct position.  After the running session, I carried on with the platform work.  By the time I had to stop to go to table tennis, I had added another three side wall sections.



We didn’t stop for coffee after table tennis.  We decided to come home for coffee to save time.  After coffee, I retrieved my long-arm hedge trimmer from the garage and set about the hedge at the end of our little terrace.  It is half holly and half box.  I wish it were all box because the holly can be very nasty if it is in a bad mood.  I had finished most of it and cleared up before we had our midday salad on our little terrace.  Afterwards, I finished the job and, eventually, put all the tools away.

Then it was back to the Train Shed.  I beavered away at the platform and, finally finished the assembly.



I used some small bit of scrap Plasticard to reinforce the joins in the side walls because, earlier, when I turned it round to work on the other side, they began to split a little under the weight of the whole structure.



I was able to try it out in its final position.



I checked the platform height against a corridor coach and it looked OK to me.



I have ordered some old red brick sheets from Scalescenes and I will print out a sheet of platform slabs that I created earlier.  I was quite pleased with today’s progress and I will have to wait and see how I get on tomorrow.
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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2476 on: July 16, 2018, 07:49:38 PM »
Looks good Laurence.
I think that you have the platform set at just the right height. It seems fine.
No lunch outside here today. It was raining.
In fact it rained for 2 hours from about 8-30-10.30 this morning then a bit  of drizzle at lunchtime.
You wouldn’t know now though. All dry and dusty again.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2477 on: July 16, 2018, 07:56:42 PM »
I retrieved my long-arm hedge trimmer from the garage and set about the hedge at the end of our little terrace.  It is half holly and half box.  I wish it were all box because the holly can be very nasty if it is in a bad mood.

Maybe not a bad thing, Laurence, just in case your garden gets infected with the very disagreeable Box Blight (and I seriously hope it doesn't).

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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2478 on: July 16, 2018, 07:59:21 PM »
No lunch outside here today. It was raining.
In fact it rained for 2 hours from about 8-30-10.30 this morning then a bit  of drizzle at lunchtime.
You wouldn’t know now though. All dry and dusty again.
It's now 31 days since we had any measurable rain (i.e. less that 0.2mm in a month).

By the way, I could do with some help.  When I stick my paper brickwork and slabs to the Plasticard, would it be best to use PVA, or would a drop of Humbrol liquid plastic soften up the plastic surface sufficiently to stick the paper?
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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2479 on: July 16, 2018, 08:02:50 PM »
No lunch outside here today. It was raining.
In fact it rained for 2 hours from about 8-30-10.30 this morning then a bit  of drizzle at lunchtime.
You wouldn’t know now though. All dry and dusty again.
It's now 31 days since we had any measurable rain (i.e. less that 0.2mm in a month).

By the way, I could do with some help.  When I stick my paper brickwork and slabs to the Plasticard, would it be best to use PVA, or would a drop of Humbrol liquid plastic soften up the plastic surface sufficiently to stick the paper?
I’m no expert where glue is concerned.
I’ve always used PVA (watered down a bit) for that sort of job but as you have a largish area to do it might be easier if you buy a can of sprayable PVA.
Might be worth practising first though.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2480 on: July 16, 2018, 08:25:58 PM »
What with the holly and the pyracantha you are living dangerously, Laurence. Are you sure you have no Giant Hogweed or Triffids? :worried:

Oh - and the platform height looks fine to me ;D

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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2481 on: July 16, 2018, 08:47:36 PM »
I agree the platform height looks good to me, you definately do not want any of that Giant Japenese Hogweed stuff around its hard to get rid of. I have read recently its not has dangerous to buildings has first thought but the local river authority around here is having a lot of trouble getting rid of it from the banks of the River Irwell, plus you can get nasty burns from it on your skin.
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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2482 on: July 16, 2018, 09:49:20 PM »
It's a large area to stick paper to styrene. Try a test piece of self adhesive label. When sprayed with varnish it should be OK.
Double sided tape is another possibility or spray picture mount glue.
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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2483 on: July 16, 2018, 10:02:59 PM »
I too wonder if PVA would work and perhaps the suggestion of some sort of spray mount adhesive could be a better bet.

It'll be interesting to see what you decide to use, Laurence.

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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2484 on: July 17, 2018, 07:35:35 AM »
I've checked back on Roger's 'Cottage for Wrenton' thread and he uses Mek-Pak to stick on his roof tile paper sheet, so I should think that my Humbrol Liquid Poly should be equivalent.  I' ll give it a try on some scrap plasticard before I commit myself to it.  :hmmm:
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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2485 on: July 17, 2018, 08:27:28 AM »
That's a pretty good looking blood and custard....

New Farish or old?

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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2486 on: July 17, 2018, 08:49:13 AM »
might be worth a gentle scuffing of the plastic with fine abrasive to give any adhesive something to key into.

I use self adhesive sheets for card modelling, but that's sticking the sheet to card, not plastic.

Roket card glue does claim to stick to plastic and I haven't had any issues sticking metcalfe windows in place with it, might be worth a try.

if using a spray adhesive, I'd recommend against spray mount as it's re-positionable and does peel over time, most of my graphics portfolio needs restoring as everything has come loose from it's mounts over the past 9 years! Photo mount is a bit more heavy duty, I can't remember if it's re-positionable or not.

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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2487 on: July 17, 2018, 11:53:39 AM »
I've checked back on Roger's 'Cottage for Wrenton' thread and he uses Mek-Pak to stick on his roof tile paper sheet, so I should think that my Humbrol Liquid Poly should be equivalent.  I' ll give it a try on some scrap plasticard before I commit myself to it.  :hmmm:

I've not used the Humbrol stuff. Before using on a model I'd check that there's no reaction between glue and printed surface. I've used both ordinary office type paper (80gsm) and thicker tinted paper. Both seem to stick down well.

I align the paper with the model, wash a little adhesive onto a corner and press with a finger tip for a few seconds. When dry check alignment again, then slowly work across the paper a bit at a time, washing on adhesive, smoothing and applying some pressure until dry. Trim off any excess paper, then give a final wash of adhesive round the edges making sure they're well fixed. I usually apply a coat of matt varnish the next day to protect the printed surface.

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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2488 on: July 17, 2018, 12:03:26 PM »
That's a pretty good looking blood and custard....

New Farish or old?

 :thankyousign:
It's newish Farish (about 18 months old) so probably off the current procuction line.
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Re: The Train Shed Project - Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #2489 on: July 17, 2018, 12:17:43 PM »
It looks great on a great layout.  :thumbsup:
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