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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #165 on: January 10, 2019, 01:51:38 PM »
Excellent pictures Pete, thank you very much.

And all the correct way round.

I'm bottom of the class for computer things but the laptop (Mrs Train Waiting's!) says 'HP'.  Saucy, I know, but not an Apple.

Thanks again and best wishes.

John
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....ok, Iíll get my coat.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2019, 07:43:19 AM by port perran »
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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #166 on: January 10, 2019, 10:35:26 PM »
 :hellosign: Sorry a bit late but if it helps all Photos the right way up , on my phone tonight
     regards Derek

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #167 on: January 14, 2019, 11:10:34 PM »
Have made some landscaping progress with the bridge approach road and finalising the board joint, but nothing worth showing yet.
Sharkham Wagon Works has been churning out 15' Castor and Brixham fish vans and there are now 10 in service with kits for another 2 waiting.  I also have 8off 10' insulated goods van kits waiting and these are destined to form the Red Spinnaker Rum distribution service.
However, my main efforts have been spent painting/finishing the platform signal box and station building.
In the past I have laser cut window frames from 1/64" (0.4mm) ply, but there is a limit to how narrow I can cut the frames without setting fire to the remaining ply.  I started experimenting with other materials and hit on using thin card.  I can cut this with only 17% laser power, which means the beam/cut is very fine with little additional heat that ignites the work.  The window frames are only 0.2mm wide and fairly fragile, but card is cheap as chips, so I can cut shed loads of windows and only use the best frames.  I then soak them with thin cyano which wicks into the card and sets to form a composite material which is much more robust: a coat of paint adds further strength.  Glazing done with Humbrol "Clearfix".  I know there are a few bubbles caught in some panes, but I dont think they will be noticed at normal viewing distances.  Anyway, the signal box ready for weathering:

The station building was painted with Tamiya acryllics, Humbrol matt and gloss enamels and Railmatch authentic GWR enamels.  All done free hand with decent modelling brushes.
Station from the road side

From the up platform

and from a tall ladder
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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #168 on: Yesterday at 08:17:25 AM »
That is excellent modelling indeed Pete.
And an added bonus........the photos are the right way up  :claphappy:
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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #169 on: Yesterday at 09:34:45 AM »
That is excellent modelling indeed Pete.

Seconded!

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #170 on: Yesterday at 11:17:45 AM »
That is excellent modelling indeed Pete.
And an added bonus........the photos are the right way up  :claphappy:
Thank you Martin, I have to admit I'm very pleased with the result, best building I have made so far I think.
I took the first photo of the station building with the phone left side down then the ones from the platform side with the phone rotated 180 degrees expecting you to see one or the other inverted to help diagnose ...................but not!  As you know I messaged Tank but he is a busy man and he didn't get back to me, however maybe he has tweaked something anyway, so  :thankyousign: Tank  :D
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