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Author Topic: In The Greenwood laser kits  (Read 8319 times)

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Offline bridgiesimon

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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2016, 07:33:08 AM »
Looks interesting, were you thinking of Micro Krystal Klear? tis the one I use for windows.

Best wishes
Simon

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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2016, 10:58:12 AM »
Looks interesting, were you thinking of Micro Krystal Klear? tis the one I use for windows.

Best wishes
Simon

Precisely what I was intending - just couldn't remember the name! Thanks for reminding me!
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2016, 11:03:39 AM »
Agree with how well they are packaged with clear build instructions. Haven't got around to starting mine yet, either.

I'm pondering on how best to paint/stain the kits. Suggestions or recommendations welcomed.

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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2016, 09:02:03 PM »
Hi Dave

Do you have any pics of the canopies you've built? Im at the "needing canopies" stage myself and am rather taken with these ones, particularly the price. Actually I'm at the needing a whole cart load of stuff stage but it wouldn't hurt to squirrel a couple of those away for later

Cheers

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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2016, 10:09:04 PM »
I had the opportunity yesterday afternoon to try a 'dry-fit' of the kit components. There were two pieces of the kit where the tabs didn't quite fit in their appropriate slots.

The image below highlights one such example:



The top tab that goes into the  rear wall of the main part of the house doesn't go into its intended slot naturally. It's no biggie - just a bit of fettling will be needed to make it fit. I suspect it is a by-product of laser cutting. The same applies to the tabs used to fit the chimney components into the roof. All that is needed is a little bit of trimming in the right place.

Apart from these two very minor challenges, the kit looks like it will go together quite easily and will be pretty solid.
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2016, 06:50:40 AM »
Hi Dave

Do you have any pics of the canopies you've built? Im at the "needing canopies" stage myself and am rather taken with these ones, particularly the price. Actually I'm at the needing a whole cart load of stuff stage but it wouldn't hurt to squirrel a couple of those away for later

Cheers

Hi DP

Will take a couple and post a bit later today.

Dave G

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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2016, 12:25:09 PM »
I bought the girder bridge, but found I needed to sand down some of the tabs as they wouldn't fit. Not a big issue though.
The years have been good to me, it was the weekends that did the damage.

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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2016, 09:19:00 PM »
That's exactly what I'm facing. I think it is due to the difficulty in ensuring that the tabs are strong enough after the laser cutting process. As you say, it's no biggie.
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2016, 09:19:41 PM »
I bought the girder bridge, but found I needed to sand down some of the tabs as they wouldn't fit. Not a big issue though.

Any pictures of the completed model? I'm thinking about this for my layout as well...
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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2016, 08:11:47 PM »
Taken a couple of photos of the canopy but having problems uploading.

Could well be me but has the upload system changed?  :dunce:

Dave G

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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2016, 08:33:04 PM »
Here ya go!




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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2016, 09:23:48 PM »
Looks good.

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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2016, 07:30:24 PM »
Cheers Dave, they do look good when painted up. Need to measure up to see how many I'll need now

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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #28 on: December 13, 2016, 07:50:45 AM »
Very happy with the set I have and they do take paint quite nicely.

If you are thinking of joining a set or pair up to make a longer run, try dry assembly without the end pieces where they would join to see how tight you can make the joint.

Dave G

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Re: In The Greenwood laser kits
« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2016, 06:53:54 PM »
Finally got around to building the girder bridge. Had to shave about 0.25mm off all the pins, so that they fitted the holes. Not painted yet.

The years have been good to me, it was the weekends that did the damage.

 

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