7mm Pencarrow - Cornish BR(S)

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

  1. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    Nah. This is the better side of the Southern :) - Blackfriars..... these are the remains, together the piers in the river, of the bridge which carried the lines down into Holborn Viaduct Low Level and Farringdon. The new station is behind of which the platforms have also been lengthened to take 12 carriages and are almost across the bridge. Couple a few trains together and you could practically walk to London Bridge, same with Cannon Street further downstream.
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  2. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Good point well made.
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  3. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    Re your Mk1 coach, as mentioned over there:

    If you paint the spring bight silver, it would look like it's been refurbished and so rides a little higher.
    Or fit smaller wheels.
  4. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Or sell it on and get the Dapol version?
  5. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Update on the PW hut...

    Roof fitted and sanded down, window by the door blocked up and second layer of filler drying.


    The structure just needs 3 more bits fitting after the window filler has been sanded down and then it's into primer. This will show what further sanding or filling is needed. I'll then fix the chimney and apply a concrete colour. Final step will be to paint and fit the door and window frames.

    Enjoyable build so far.
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  6. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    When I used MDF for shopfitting I used to seal it with sanding sealer before hand, it made it very fluff free.

    Nice work, look forward to the painting. Must get one for me.

    Edit for shoplifting.
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  7. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Laser cut dufflebag ?
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  8. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    Bl@@dy smell catcher.
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  9. Phil O

    Phil O Western Thunderer

    Someone has been to the late Sir Bill Mcalpine's garden railway.
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  10. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    I'm sure Concrete Bob would be pleased with the amount of concrete appearing on Pencarrow.

    The primer showed up that the roof was nowhere near smooth enough and so a thin layer of filler was added to the flat top roof. Once dried this was sanded down again to a much better smooth finish.


    Filler has now been added to the sloping roof sides. These will also be sanded down once dry.

    The photo also shows the chimney, comprising 8 separate parts, has been added. Bit tricky to get all lined up and I suspect Mr file and Mr filler will visit tomorrow to hide the joints.

    The chimney has been set in 7mm from the edge of the roof as per the drawing in MRJ 62. The article is recommended to anyone building the concrete lineside items.

    Looking at photos of these buildings I've noticed that the windows are not actually plain 2x2 units but that the top two panes open, hinged at the top. I'm looking at ways to modify the supplied frames to have at least one open.
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  11. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    In addition to the above mentioned MRJ article, the other useful reference for this and many other concrete items us the book below.


    It has a few sketches of the interior, photos (showing open windows), and the standard layout for the PW hut and tool shed.


    A highly recommended purchase.
  12. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    By the way, window filling appears to have been successful...

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  13. gwrrob

    gwrrob Active Member

    Did you say what filler you use chap ?
  14. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    The same one I've been using for a few years now on stuff like the stonework and the 1366. The one in the tube from Halfords - comes out as a thick pinky paste. Will take a photo in the morning.
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  15. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Just noted that I haven't posted any photos of the wharf buildings with the downpipes fitted. Thought I had but obviously not.



    Guttering still to add. (Dan noticed!)
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  16. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Back to the PW hut...


    Klear brushed on and powder sprinkled over. Excess brushed off when dry.

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  17. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Starting to get there...


    I think concrete is one of the most difficult finishes to achieve. Very hard to work out what colour(s) it actually is.
  18. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Looking at photos last night I think the roof slab needs to be darker than the walls.
  19. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    I don't know. I would have thought the roof would be lighter as it naturally take more of a beating from weather rather than the walls. It's something I've not studied in great detail but I would expect the top quarter/fifth of the walls to be darker (or vice versa?) as they are under the eaves and slightly more protected. Then again it depends upon the prevailing wind and weather directions.
  20. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    A quick google search suggests that some are lighter and some darker. Coverings of moss, lichen, etc. seem to be the source of the darker shades, but of course the soot & other steam-era clag has likely washed off over the last 50 years...