7mm Pencarrow - Cornish BR(S)

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

  1. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    A few shots of a comparably old building.
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  2. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    I'm assuming you have this book,
    so this photo on p19 should be familiar.
    Shows how little of the mortal lines have depth ( apart from under the windows).
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  3. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    Most pointing on stonework needs to be fairly flush, to help water run down the front and not ingress into the joint. Hence why it pointing comes out quite quickly once it's broken.

    Most repairs in stone walls is done with stone. It is far easier to do than use bricks. Add ons or window door fills would as you have done most likely of been in brick, again for ease.
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  4. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    Looking at Stu’s first photo above, I think I’d try to paint the stones, and then point the gaps, possibly with a water based filler, applied by sponge.

    I used some stuff out of a tube, watered down a bit, following a suggestion by Yorky Dave, on my loco shed, that’s brick, still I’d expect it to work.

    Watching with interest
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  5. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Might have a play with tiling grout. Possible on a piece of scrap first...
  6. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Good reminder Stu, I forget that they are also B&W buildings of the same period. I have some colour shots somewhere...
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  7. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

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  8. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    If using fillers add some black/brown ink or paint to tone it down. Mortar on stone buildings is almost the same colour as the stone itself.
  9. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    Yep, that's good stuff, I use it too.
  10. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    Good news is I'm actually off to Bodmin today. Bad news for Chris is I won't have any time to get any photos as I'm playing in a walking football tournament, and also somehow got volunteered to take two other players.
    Hope that helps.
  11. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    No running at the back there Stu.
  12. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    I never run playing normal football...
  13. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

  14. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    I never play football.
  15. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Making a start on the sticky out window thingy:



    As usual no plans, just making up the construction sequence as I go...
  16. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    It must of been a quite important building at one time to of been built with such impressive stone work.
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  17. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    They were originally the main office buildings and company stores at the original Bodmin terminus of the B&W. Must admit I'm always surprised at how posh the lower stonework on the frontage is.
  18. Threadmark: Wharf building in primer

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Been busy today getting the second wharf building ready for primer. Various odds and sods sorted out and the rendering finished off.

    As ever photos in primer are great at spotting stuff you've missed. This is where I'm up to...



    I did remember to mask the roof glazing!




    And a close up of the render:

    Last edited: 23 February 2019
  19. Threadmark: GWR Brakevan link

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Note to self:

    Informative webpage for when I come to build the Parkside GWR AA19 van...

    GWR Goods Brake Vans
    Last edited: 24 February 2019
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  20. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Thanks for that Chris, my Parkside brake van has just arrived.