LarryG buildings WB ...

Discussion in 'Workbenches, including workshop techniques.' started by LarryG, 3 June 2019.

  1. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    The building from converted from low relief to whole out of spare wood...

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    A bit of detail from left over parts....
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    An additional chimney up the end wall....
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    Using pliers to square up chimney until glue sets....
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  2. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    A gap appeared in the 'Workbench' due to circumstances, but basically the low-relief station masters house looked weird on the layout. At least I had enough spare wood to convert it to 3-D.

    All this evening was spent decorating chimneys.....
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  3. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Guttering was added and some tidying up done around the chimney stack and that's it for now. It is awaiting bargeboards and laser-cut roofing slates before entering the sprayshop...

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    A general view of proceedings. Suddenly the once-overpowering goods shed looks much smaller.....
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  4. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    That grouping of buildings looks well balanced now Larry.
  5. Focalplane

    Focalplane Western Thunderer

    The station master house/station building looks the part. It would certainly "do" for Penmaenpool as well.

    I see that Dapol have announced the early GWR streamlined railcar with a "rapid" to market timetable. I know that the railcars were not destined for the Oswestry branch lines, but Rule 1 would be a good excuse! It's a shame it is one of the early models because the later ones with buffer beams could pull a coach and or a goods van or two, perfect for the location. Did they shunt those wagons as well, I wonder?

    Although by the late 1950s the railcars rarely visited Moor Street, they did occasionally, so that's a good excuse. Mostly the railcars ran between Leamington, Stratford and Alcester but not Birmingham.

    Moor Street Station: Another view od ex-GWR Diesel Railcar No 7 standing at Platform 3 with a special working to the Forest of Dean on 23rd September 1950

    Note the link shows the railcar No. 7 standing on the traverser! I may have to get one. . . . .
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  6. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    The whitemetal finials (BB44) came from Scale Link Ltd. They are particularly useful for signal boxes. The delightful bargeboards came from York Modelmaking and are laser-cut from very tough plastic (it will take Mekpak). The whitemetal chimney pots also came from Scale Link Ltd.
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    This building has been a pleasure to construct from two kits. It just needs painting now... WEB House 11C.jpg
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  7. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    One of us is a slate short! Gluing slates on simple roofs is one thing, but this roof with umpteen angles and chimney stacks took 4½ hours....

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    Lead flashing channel that guides rain water into the gutter. I realize the slates rows should line up but by this time I was loosing the will to live...
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  8. Focalplane

    Focalplane Western Thunderer

    I really don't think the tiles have to line up!
    You've set the bar for others to follow, or at least attempt to follow.
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  9. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    I think new station building/station masters house is more suited to your 'absorbed lines' GW layout.

    The single story twee classic GW building was too 'Home Counties' and reminded me of the stations built on the GC/GW joint line through High Wycombe. This style of building is more suited to a branch line constructed by the GW in the early part of the 20th century rather than an absorbed company.
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  10. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Work started on a new goods shed late afternoon. Two plain sheets of brick were purchased besides the kit for the shed. Top is the windowed wall that will not be used. Middle is a new wall with the unbricked part of the wall attached at top to provide slots for the roof trussing. Bottom is a new windowless wall glued to the outer 'framework' walls....

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    Below shows the back of the new wall
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    The two new windowless walls. The remainder of the shed should be pretty well as per makers instructions.
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  11. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    The ends were altered by cutting out new brick panels with the brick courses running parallel with the roof....
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    Roof window lights were partially in on above the platform and filled in completely on 'tother side. The roof was glued in place so that it will not warp when adding laser cur slates. The glazing will be fitted externally after painting. ...
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    Bricks easily break away when cutting parts out of brick sheet. So I cannot stress too strongly the importance of cutting pieces one brick course wider than the finished size and then trimming the excess course off with a new knife blade. The panel under the roof was made deeper and was overlaid with a further triangle of bricks. The end walls look far more substantial ...

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  12. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Not all pictures show, but all a refresh does is exchange one set of pictures for another.....Or even no pictures at all. So I have deleted my last post as a waste of space.
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  13. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    This is how the work stood this morning. It can be seen that I altered the parts in the kit to build a goods office with peak roof as on many Cambrian sheds.. It was an easy conversion. Bargeboards were cut from thin plywood.....
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    All that remains now is roofing slates and of course painting. The latter is under a re-review because of the depressing appearance of dark red brick structures, especially when viewed within the shed.
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  14. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Strangely I'm seeing all of the photos, no gaps.
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  15. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    would the inside not have been lime- or white-washed to lighten it so the staff could see what they were doing?

  16. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Most likely; I'll mention it to the lads when they have finished painting the outside bricks and roof ha ha....:p
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  17. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    The answer might be to paint the brickwork something like this at Llnclys (albeit cleaned under preservation).

    I've noticed the Cambrian Railway bricks are more of a brownish-orange colour rather than the usual brick red used by modellers.
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  18. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    You're right. Some experimentation is called for re the brick colour. The link to Llnclys is useful so thanks. I wasn't aware of this preservation site.
  19. Dai88D

    Dai88D Active Member

    Hadn’t realised your preservation was so advanced. When this Covid mullarkey is over, I’ll pop in during one of my jaunts through mid Wales.
  20. Focalplane

    Focalplane Western Thunderer

    If you foolishly follow Sat Nav from Shrewsbury to Bala then the road will pass through Llynclys and then over the Berwyns. It's actually a nice road except when it snows as it often does in winter. I have to admit that the drive up the A5 through Llangollen is less stressful but on a fine day the B roads offer excellent vistas once you have managed to cross the busy A483. I never stopped at Llynclys but the disused quarry line to Nantmawr is still there as shown on the OS map.

    The bricks at Llynclys are an odd mixture, no doubt a result of the ON then CR being impecunious for much of its existence. They did manage to build fine stations at Oswestry (HQ) and Welshpool (for the Earl of Powys) though.

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