Brushs Laser Cutting workbench

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by BrushType4, 9 September 2011.

  1. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    at the same time, artwork for Barmouth Signal Box is progressing...

    Signal Box.jpeg
  2. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    A fellow thunderer asked me if I could help with a template to position 7mm scale Slaters foldup W Irons.

    Here is the result. Version 1

  3. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    What is the price please?
  4. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    £5 inc postage
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  5. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Bit more done on the Signal box. Prototype and test build completed. A few tweaks needed but 99% done otherwise.

    This is my first proper building in 4mm so feedback would be appreciated from the 4mm modellers in particular.

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  6. GrahameH

    GrahameH Western Thunderer

    Very impressive.

    As an aside may I ask if the stonework sheets are also A4 size, it doesn't seem too clear on your website and I assume they are as the brick sheet size ?
  7. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Yes A4 sheets, larger by request. I can also by request, cut out windows, doorways and add header coarses etc.
  8. GrahameH

    GrahameH Western Thunderer

    Thank you much very appreciated.
  9. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Signal Box cut and first batch on its way, I moved to another 4mm commission that I've had for a while and had completed but wasn't happy with it. So a look with fresh eyes and a test build and I think it looks a lot better.

    I've change the roof slates from fiddly strips to a single engraved sheet, got rid of the really fiddly overlays for verticals between the sleepers and made them integrated by using the laser to mill out the sleepers.

    In all, I think a far simpler kit to build that looks better too. So here is the test build, hopefully will see a properly built and painted one soon.

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    based on a prototype at Didcot Railway Centre
  10. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    The signal box posted on Tuesday looks great. It would make a very good Cambrian box with different bargeboards, or one of the boxes supplied to the GWR before their standard design evolved.
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  11. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Is the hut above a lineside hut. I like the grain effect on the timber. Would be handy in 7mm if you propose to do it in this scale. I wonder what colour they carried in late GWR and BR days.
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  12. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    I'll send you a 7mm scale one.
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  13. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    I had some feedback that ridge tiles were needed..

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  14. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    Very nice, that, Phil.
  15. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Thanks. These have gone out to several people so looking forward to see what professional builders can do with it. I’m pretty pleased with it. A few ideas I’ve developed for 4mm that should make converting my 7mm kits and producing new 4mm kits a lot easier.
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  16. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Always looking to keep ahead of my rivals with innovative lasercutting methods, I’m trialling a different way of cornering my Brick buildings. Your feedback is welcome.

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  17. Mike Garwood

    Mike Garwood Western Thunderer

    I can see a slight mismatch in the joins - but I am being mega picky, but that's the best I've seen to date. Nice one!

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  18. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    Well, Phil,

    I’m not exactly a rival, more an amateur dabbler, but from where I’m sitting, that is really very good.

    I’m pondering how you’ve done it, without much insight so far!

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  19. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Britain’s smallest pub is now even smaller! Following a request to scale our 7mm Nutshell pub kit down to 4mm, I've prototyped this today. A couple of small features to add and it will be ready.


    Again, I've used a 'living' hinge to get the MDF to bend at the corner.

    A lasercut card wrap then goes on. The camera has picked up all the glue!!


    It was suggested that I put some engraved details in the back wall. A great base for your own embellishments.

    Engraved slates.

    Quite fancy a pint in there myself!
  20. michael mott

    michael mott Western Thunderer

    The first shot in the last post really shows the value of this method of working. Super job on the rounded corners. So I have a question about rounded bricks at the corners instead of square ones, is it possible? there were lots of instances of rounded corner bricks.

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