7mm Corwen Road station...

Discussion in 'WR Action' started by LarryG, 17 May 2019.

  1. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    A trip of backscene inside the weather tunnel helps to finish things off although the ground cover remains work in progress (some Spring Grass is too malachite for my taste)...
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  2. Deano747

    Deano747 Active Member

    Stunning work, Larry. I go on holiday for a week and the progress is amazing!
    I think I've worn out the 'like' button.

    Regards, Deano.
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  3. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    I must admire the speed at which you work. Personally I work much more slowly probably over thinking/complicating the next piece of work on the layout.
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  4. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Also now acts as a good view block to that end of the layout.
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  5. paulc

    paulc Western Thunderer

    Can i ask why you didn't like the move of the shed ?
    Cheers Paul
  6. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Under Aspinall at the behest of Webb, the LNWR tooled up to produce its own bricks using clay from close by Crewe. Millions were churned out that ranged from off-white through to pink, red and dark brown. All the colours were sometimes displayed in one brick! Some bricks seemed to eject a covering of soot after while leading to even more bizarre wall patterns. So after the relative simplicity of GWR brick buildings, the LNWR goods shed was a slightly different matter. I'm not extending the multi-coloured brick work to a whole goods shed!
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  7. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Just seeing how the building looks on the layout after matt varnishing it....
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  8. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    The laser cut card window frames fit inside the openings. I sprayed them with Ronseal matt white primer-undercoat, the best covering white I have ever handled. The whole of the intricate frame was covered in Evostik and when tacky was pressed hard onto a peice of 1mm thick glazing....
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    Matt white Humbrol was then run around the frame to prevent any stray light from showing around it....
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    Anyone know of a 7mm scale shed crane?
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  9. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    I think Andy Duncan does one, if not, balsa, brass and card...

  10. Focalplane

    Focalplane Western Thunderer

    Larry, have a look at Skytrex (O Gauge), they have a 2 ton yard crane on their web site but it may be out of stock.

    Edit to add that they have several types of yard crane, prices vary and they come either unpainted or painted.
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  11. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    I haven't heard of Andy Duncan. Re. Skytrex, I hadn't fully explored their website until this morning. They have something I can use, so thanks.
  12. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    I got to thinking that despite the shed being built by the LNWR, it was in GWR territory. The paintwork was changed to Great Western style this morning and so the shed retains its GWR pre-war paintwork ...
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    The 'blind' side. The seagull is one of 'our' chicks. It's a plucky little fella....
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    We generally view models from above and I feel the roof beams would look messy in grey or white....
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    Not a place of employment I would relish working in, and I have worked in a few grotty mills in my young days....
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    As laser cut prices go, this goods shed was an absolute bargain.

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  13. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

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  14. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Very useful detailing items there Simond. Thanks.

    I made a start on the edging this morning by screwing strips of plywood around ¾" deep to the front edge of the baseboard then gluing vinyl ReadyGrass 'Spring Grass' to the side of the ash cess then folding it over the plywood (with the aid of a heatgun). Work has stopped until more vinyl grass arrives....

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    It finishes off the front edge and offers a measure of protection to the locos and rolling stock from derailments and stray elbows....
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  15. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

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  16. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Bits and pieces (nothing to do with the Dave Clarke Five) are always handy if they haven't been thrown away after a big job. :). The signalman's access to his locking room was knocked together this morning from scraps of Wills random stone and Plastikard. Footplate crew's will also use it when working the yard...
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    The slope, which is 14 feet long, was modeled off the one by the cattle pens at Carrog. The building further along the platform now has chimney pots...
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  17. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Fencing is not a whopping job, but it is the last of the biggish jobs now that the down platform has some. It's not a bad vantage point for spotters...
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    A gate at the top of the ramp...
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  18. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    The eminently sensible among you will have already tackled the issue of converting points with micro-switches so that they do not rely on rail contact to pass on electricity.

    I have always been lazy in this department and so it suited me to assume that the larger surface of 0 gauge rail would be more than adequate for transferring electricity from the running rail to the switch blade. Wrong! The plastic tube used in present-day Mercontrol loses some of its thrust over longer distances (unlike the old copper tube), so I replaced it with solid brass bar. This has sorted some points, but one key point continues to bedevil operation.

    Then a friend told me the box on top of the Peco tiebar is designed to take a PL-33 micr-switch........If only I had known I would have converted all the points before laying. The one point I then converted outside the shed in the garden never ever lets me down. A spot of relaying is on the cards when the local model shop opens this week.
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  19. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    In the meantime, spot the new boys on the block....

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  20. Focalplane

    Focalplane Western Thunderer

    The super-elevation looks just right!

    Wot! More RTR!
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