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Chimney Pots
« on: January 15, 2019, 10:08:14 AM »
I had problems making the chimney pots for this model. I the end I found that the live (brown) insulation from 1.5mm mains cable was acceptable.

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Re: Chimney Pots
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2019, 11:19:34 AM »
That’s a very good idea ,and they might not get broken if glued on well ,my mates are allways breaking mine by putting boxes on the top of the houses while they are looking for something .I will be trying that idea next time I’m down in my shed ,it’s far too cold at the moment and I can’t afford to put the gas heaters on just for a while .
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Re: Chimney Pots
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2019, 11:45:29 AM »
You can also use those little red straws that you get with cans of WD-40

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Re: Chimney Pots
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2019, 12:11:50 PM »
Cocktail sticks (remove olive/cherry first!) can look good, too.

Think one of the guys here does some 3D printed jobs - apologies can't recall who right now.  :dunce:

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Re: Chimney Pots
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2019, 01:15:28 PM »
Smart Models do a variety of types in most gauges including N gauge.

http://www.smartmodels.co.uk
« Last Edit: January 15, 2019, 05:27:25 PM by javlinfaw7 »

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Re: Chimney Pots
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2019, 01:58:56 PM »
 :hellosign:

On my pub I used short lengths cut from the clean end of the ink tube from a run out biro.



Peedie Models, on the Isle of Man do a range of different shaped 3D printed chimney pots, painted or unpainted.

https://www.peediemodels.com/search.php

I have had a lot of their detail kits, in resin and etched brass. The quality is excellent, as is their service. (The pub sign is one of their brass etches)

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Re: Chimney Pots
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2019, 03:10:44 PM »
Yep, ball-point pen ink tube and WD-40 "straws" have worked well for me in the past.
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Re: Chimney Pots
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2019, 04:00:59 PM »
And red oxide primer is just about right for a terracotta finish - it just needs a bit of weathering.

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Re: Chimney Pots
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2019, 04:31:28 PM »
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Peedie Models, on the Isle of Man

Actually on Orkney not IOM, yes his 3D chimneys are fine, he also does quite an extensive range of etched brass doors, windows and other bits

Scalelink do some white metal cast chimney pots as well as quite a few other handy castings, dormers, bay windows, "brick" gate posts, Georgian stone porches and steps.

The bay windows and dormers are very handy to add to Metcalfe or other kits so they don't look the same as everybody elses.

https://www.scalelink.co.uk/acatalog/Scenic___Scale_1_152__N_-p1.html
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Re: Chimney Pots
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2019, 10:22:03 PM »
I have used the plastic shafts from cotton buds in the past.
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Re: Chimney Pots
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2019, 08:47:11 PM »
Have now bought from Smart Models and Peedie.  I used the Peedie ones on my larger buildings, Station , school etc.  Smart models taller chimneys were a bit thinner and didn't look quite right, however they are great for houses and he does some interesting shapes as well.However the good old thin cocktail stick works wonders. I cannot find the message, but I still have a pdf sent to me by a forum member eons ago of wraps to glue on to cocktail sticks.  I recently forwarded a copy to someone on the scalescenes forum.

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