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Offline diyrob

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Metcalf cottage conversion
« on: January 11, 2017, 07:25:58 AM »
Hi All. Have just got my new Metcalf N gauge cottages  ( PN155 ). Only need the one as a cottage but I'm wishing now to convert the other one as a pub. Any one done that.?

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Re: Metcalf cottage conversion
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 08:23:49 AM »
I've built the kit but not attempted that interesting conversion.

Guess it depends on exactly how you want it to look. The kit is designed to make semi-detached dwellings so you may want to 'brick up' one of the porch doors or do something else with that area.

Looking forward to seeing what you decide to do.

Dave G

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Re: Metcalf cottage conversion
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 08:51:35 AM »
Doesn't Metcalf do a couple of pubs?

But converting one to suit your situation shouldn't be too hard a kit bash.
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Re: Metcalf cottage conversion
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 09:20:26 AM »
Just stick a pub sign on the building and say its a pub converted from two cottages - Quite prototypical.

Some single story extensions round the back or side for latter day inside toilets and maye the Cellar/storage and there ya go!

At a scale 40ft x 25 its just the right size for a smallish pub ( i notice these things :D)

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Re: Metcalf cottage conversion
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2017, 09:43:15 AM »
One of the oldest pubs in this country is "The Falkland Arms" in Great Tew. There are no toilets in the pub. They're in a terraced house further down the road ;D
Just stating for interest.
https://www.google.co.uk/search?client=opera&q=falkland+arms+great+tew&sourceid=opera&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8#cns=0

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Re: Metcalf cottage conversion
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2017, 10:00:32 AM »
Doesn't Metcalf do a couple of pubs?

But converting one to suit your situation shouldn't be too hard a kit bash.


Yes, they do, George:

http://www.metcalfemodels.com/corner-shop-and-pub

Nice kit if you have a suitable corner.

Dave G

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Re: Metcalf cottage conversion
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2017, 10:17:50 AM »
Cheers Dave, I've always had a soft spot for that Metcalf corner pub.  :beers: :thumbsup:
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Re: Metcalf cottage conversion
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2018, 08:24:03 PM »
One of the oldest pubs in this country is "The Falkland Arms" in Great Tew. There are no toilets in the pub. They're in a terraced house further down the road ;D
Just stating for interest.
https://www.google.co.uk/search?client=opera&q=falkland+arms+great+tew&sourceid=opera&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8#cns=0
Used to take my students there in the 90s for their weekly "escape"  when I worked in BTs college at Leafield. Great selection of real ales (clay pipes and snuff too).
If it looks right, it probably is right.

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Re: Metcalf cottage conversion
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2018, 08:42:19 PM »
I generally go to that pub when I visit friends in Charlbury. The pub used to have a cat that loved pork scratchings! :o

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Re: Metcalf cottage conversion
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2018, 10:24:30 PM »
Hi Rob,

I converted a cottage to a pub a while ago. Although it was not a Metcalf cottage, but a brass etch from Severn Models, apart from the front porch, the basic building is quite similar.



This is how it ended up .......





The "Post" pub sign was from Peedie Models, the benches are laser cut real wood ones from Langley, and the other signs from Sankey Scenics.

I have detailed how I did the conversion, including how to make the hanging baskets, here .....

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39384.msg474684#msg474684

I hope this will be useful to you, and look forward to seeing how you get on  :thumbsup:

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Metcalf cottage conversion
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2018, 07:39:53 AM »
I generally go to that pub when I visit friends in Charlbury. The pub used to have a cat that loved pork scratchings! :o
Small world, I used to live in Charlbury before moving to Newport, Shropshire (hence, Charlport Junction). Lovely little town but much building since I left in 93. I hear that the line is (or will be) upgraded to double track to cope with increased traffic.
« Last Edit: April 06, 2018, 07:45:55 AM by DaveGlew »
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Re: Metcalf cottage conversion
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2018, 07:42:51 AM »
Hi Rob,

I converted a cottage to a pub a while ago. Although it was not a Metcalf cottage, but a brass etch from Severn Models, apart from the front porch, the basic building is quite similar.



This is how it ended up .......





The "Post" pub sign was from Peedie Models, the benches are laser cut real wood ones from Langley, and the other signs from Sankey Scenics.

I have detailed how I did the conversion, including how to make the hanging baskets, here .....

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39384.msg474684#msg474684

I hope this will be useful to you, and look forward to seeing how you get on  :thumbsup:

All best wishes
Kevin

 :beers:

 :thankyousign:
Lovely conversion. Thanks for sharing the "How to" link too.
If it looks right, it probably is right.

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Re: Metcalf cottage conversion
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2018, 10:11:27 AM »
Great conversion, just shows what can be done with a little flair and imagination, we have a great bunch of very talented people on here.   :thumbsup:

 

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