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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1380 on: January 20, 2019, 10:19:55 PM »
Iíve managed to make some progress on the new building. The plinth has been added and the supports for the roof are in place. It would be great to add the roofs next but unfortunately Iíve first got to make five chimney stacks. I like to have the stacks passing through the roof and fixed inside the building as this makes them less vulnerable than simply sticking them to the roof. Wrentonís cottages were so much simpler!



Sorry about the crude foam board base Ė it is only temporary.

When I was making the plinth for the Crowcombe station building I couldnít at first see a way of making them neatly. The method I eventually used was to cut strips of 20thou plasticard, bevelling the top edge and covering them with the stone paper, wrapping the paper round the back of the plasticard as well as on the front. At the corners of the building I roughly mitred the plasticard to get a tidy joint. I used the same technique here. To stick the resulting pieces to the building I used a product intended primarily for artistsí use:



Winsor and Newton acrylic modelling paste is meant for building up texture in paintings but it acts as a good adhesive too. I applied a fairly generous amount to the back of the plinth components, enough to allow some paste to squeeze up over the top of the plinth when I stuck it in place. I wiped away the excess with some kitchen tissue and a cocktail stick leaving a nice join between wall and plinth with no gap showing. I used this method when bedding in some of the buildings on Wrenton, wherever the walls are touching paths or pavements. The paste dries quite quickly and colourless. Acrylic paint can be added to colour it if required.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1381 on: January 21, 2019, 08:34:42 PM »
No progress on the new building to report, but here's a photo from the archive. City of London emerges from the southern tunnel.


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« Reply #1382 on: January 21, 2019, 09:34:00 PM »
Great pic, Roger. I always loved to see that class thundering through Wolverton on the superelevated fast lines.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1383 on: January 24, 2019, 09:04:12 PM »
I'm still feeling poorly but I did manage to get an appointment with my registered GP on Tuesday morning. So I now have a likely diagnosis (erysipelas) and a week's supply of antibiotics to get through. I did manage an hour or so working on the chimney stacks for the new building but a bit more to do before it will be worth a photo. So how about another shot of City of London...


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1384 on: January 24, 2019, 09:11:14 PM »
Take it easy Roger - hope you start to feel better soon.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1385 on: January 24, 2019, 09:14:30 PM »
Hope the antibiotics do the trick and you're up and modelling soon
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=40567.0 125x60 and a bit.
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24101.0 Off on a journey

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1386 on: January 24, 2019, 09:30:56 PM »
Wot they said (and nice pic, too)

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1387 on: January 25, 2019, 02:15:33 PM »
Get well soon, Roger.
Lovely picture (as usual ;))

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1388 on: January 25, 2019, 10:45:18 PM »
Thanks for the get well wishes. I'm about halfway through the antibiotics and I do feel a bit better.

I spent some time today making the last two chimney stacks that I need for the new building - and needed two tries on each before getting a reasonable result. Still a bit of work to do on them before they can be installed. At which point a photo will probably show up some problems! The camera is a useful but very telling tool. Another job to do soon is to give the walls and chimneys a coat of matt varnish. I'll use the same stuff that I used on the main station building:



As you can see it claims to provide UV protection which is, I think, especially important with home printed papers. I also always use the manufacturers inks in my printer which are hopefully more resistant to fading than the cheap compatible inks.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1389 on: January 26, 2019, 05:51:28 PM »
Pleased you posted that Roger. I was asking on another thread about matt varnish for Metcalfe. The stuff I use is solvent based and stinks for days. I'll try that. :beers:
If it looks right and it works then I'm happy.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1390 on: January 26, 2019, 08:42:53 PM »
Pleased you posted that Roger. I was asking on another thread about matt varnish for Metcalfe. The stuff I use is solvent based and stinks for days. I'll try that. :beers:

Dave - I haven't got any Metcalfe to try it on, but it should be ok. I'd try it on a piece of scrap and leave it a couple of weeks just to be sure that it doesn't react with the surface in any way.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1391 on: January 26, 2019, 09:01:31 PM »
Heck, six days to make five chimney stacks. Well, here they are, temporarily in place. They're held by blobs of blutak so not very vertical. Time to start the roof.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1392 on: January 26, 2019, 09:09:21 PM »
I reckon six days is ok, Roger - especially when you haven't been too well.

They're pretty intricate stacks!
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1393 on: January 26, 2019, 09:22:28 PM »
I reckon six days is ok, Roger - especially when you haven't been too well.

They're pretty intricate stacks!

Thanks George. Hope you managed to get some sleep.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1394 on: January 26, 2019, 10:03:59 PM »
Wahey! :claphappy:
It won't be long before I can move in!

 

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