7mm Pencarrow - Cornish BR(S)

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by Pencarrow, 1 March 2016.

  1. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    I'm going to give the edges a go over with a blade to sharpen them up. The render would only be about 1/2" thick which is about 0.3mm, so not much material.
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  2. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    I laser my own slates, and smugly report that I designed the pattern with one wide slate at the end of each row...

    I very much like the render, but I think that Stu’s correct, there will be some sharp edges where it has broken away.

    I guess there will be some variety, but your model already shows that - the “crater” to the right of the doorway appears to have edges, other areas don’t. How thick is the render on such a building? An inch or less, I guess?

  3. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    The render I've seen flaked off buildings seems to have been about 1/2" thick. I would imagine that it would need to be thicker in places to cover rough faced stonework.

    The finish was a bit of an experiment. Now it's definitely set and dry I'm going to attack some bits with a blade to sharpen the edges.
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  4. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    I think you are familiar with this chaps work but I never tire of looking at these images.

    Emmauel Nouaillier.

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  5. GrahameH

    GrahameH Western Thunderer

    This chap is quite inspirational and worth purchasing his book ( I do have a copy which is inspiring ) so if you get a chance to read it I would definitely recommend you do Rob.

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  6. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Yes, breathtaking work. Definitely something to aspire to.
  7. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Second side of the first roof now done, just the ridge tiles to add.



    This side is slightly more unkempt and has perhaps been less well maintained.

    A run of superglue along the ridge and other edges to give the card a bit more resilience.
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  8. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    The rear lean-to of the second wharf building has had some corrugated material added. Bog standard Wills sheet meant for 4mm but the sheets size at just over 2' wide and 6' long so fine for 7mm IMO.


    All the edges have been thinned down though. No I haven't sorted out the joints and filler yet...

    I'm thinking of a tired old felt and batton roof on the other rear lean-to. Experimenting with different finishes on areas of the buildings that will seldom be seen.
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  9. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    OK, who on their right mind buys packs of roofing tiles delivered in long strips designed to make roofing quick and easy and then cuts them into small chunks?

    Yup, you're right... Me:


    Further proof, if needed, that I've lost it.
  10. GrahameH

    GrahameH Western Thunderer

    A quick route to insanity but well worth it eventually ! :headbang:

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  11. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    I think using the straight strips as the come would be bob on for a new roof...


    But I'm not doing new am I?


    Roof sag hopefully being emphasised by the tiles.
  12. geoff_nicholls

    geoff_nicholls Western Thunderer

    Just noticed that statement while browsing this thread. I wasn't aware that end of row tiles were wider, From the photo it looks like every other tile is a tile and a half wide, is that right?
    PS lovely buildings that you've chosen to model.
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  13. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

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  14. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Yes, this is something I got pulled up on many moons ago by a roofer at a show. Rows of tiles on adjacent rows are of course staggered. At the ends of rows I'd previously not paid much attention and just trimmed down a full width tile to a half width and thought nothing more of it.

    Roofer pointed out that generally (noting that there are always exceptions to every rule) that the row ends should be either full width or 1 1/2 tiles wide.
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  15. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    So here we are, another side done...




    The attentions of a roofer wouldn't go amiss!
  16. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    With slates you used to use a slate one and a half times bigger so you didn't have a little half slate there. Modern practice is to put a half slate at the end of a row, because the large are special order now and v exspenexp. They are only on alternate rows otherwise you get a straight joined and lots of water ingress.
    Slate also is the only one that does not need underfelt, (though it has to be put there no by regs). It also only needs to be double lapped. Not triple like most.

    Cross posted with Chris
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  17. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    Something obvious once it's been pointed out. It's one of those things you can't "un-know" so you can see what a difference it makes to the look of a roof..
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  18. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    I have that problem a lot. Not being able to un-see stuff on buildings and stock etc. Certain things, like brick or stonework not meeting well on corners, just shout at me. Perhaps a hazard from making buildings?
  19. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    And the second side done...


    The dark stains are where the extra thin superglue has soaked through. I've run around the underside edges with the stuff. It soaks in, hardens and makes the edge tiles less prone to damage.
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  20. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    This is something I've never paid attention to. Now to revisit my buildings....:oops: