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 Posted: Sat Oct 27th, 2018 07:50 pm
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Allen Gardner
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Hi folks, thanks for dropping in. 

The layout will eventually run round three walls of this small room annexed from the garage.







On the right ‘Yaffle Hill’, the station, isn’t actually built yet, 
work started at the other end of the line, a small harbour on the River Bittern estuary - ‘Bittern Hard’ (on the left). 

The track is down and wired up, points are moved by Tortoise motors controlled from a lever frame. 
Initially I tried wire-in-tube but either the runs were too long or the bends in the tubing too acute.












At the moment I’m enjoying making a few buildings using blue insulation foam...




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 Posted: Sat Oct 27th, 2018 07:57 pm
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At the moment I’m enjoying making a few buildings using blue insulation foam...







The small store 
above is essentially finished just final weathering to tie it in at the end.











The larger building, inspired by a tucking mill which once stood on the banks of the Somerset Coal Canal, is at the roofing stage. 
I’m thinking slate as per the original, cutting the slates from cartridge paper - however I’m open to alternatives if you’ve any suggestions?





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Sorry, haven't any roofing suggestions. 

I like that hoist beam hinged to the wall.





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Allen,

I've seen O scale slate roofing done in either plastic or resin sheets that looked very good.
It had the thickness of slate and had tooling and chipping around the edges. 
It was not expensive and I think it would paint up well. 
The texture would go great with the walls of your larger building. 
I like both buildings and think slate is the way I would go on the larger structure.

Only problem is, I can't remember where I saw it. 
I'm pretty sure it was at one of the quarter scale dollhouse sites as I was looking for Victorian-style wallpapers at the time. 
If I run across it again, I'll let you know.

Tom


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Like it.



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Kitbash0n30 wrote: Sorry, haven't any roofing suggestions. 

I like that hoist beam hinged to the wall.



Thanks Forrest, 

It’s simply made from basswood, Plasticard, pivoting on brass tube. 

Which sounds rather grand, in fact it was just knocked up from bits and bobs, 
an approach which often works far better than those meticulously planed projects. 

For me at least.  ;)






Tom thanks for the idea but I think 1/4” dolls house scale is popular on your side of the pond rather than mine. 
At least internet searches make me think so.

Paul thank you, it’s very pleasing and encouraging to get positive feedback.


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Hi Allen  :wave:



Just thought I'd say GREAT !  :bg:  again.



I love the lil' green loco ^^ in your photo.  :)

It would be  C :cool: :cool: L  to hear & see a bit more about it.

I'm sure our 7mm & 1/4" narrow gaugers would be all ears.  :thumb:



Looking forward to following your progress Allen.

I'm sure if I wasn't messing with my crazy stuff, a 7mm harbour Rly. would be on my shortlist !  ;)



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Thanks Si,


The loco is a very simple resin kit of only five or six parts from Avalon Line Models running on a NWSL motor bogie...












Back with the warehouse I made the roof tiles from cartridge paper. So far I’m pleased with the results.







Tomorrow, when today’s work has dried, I’ll finish it off.





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Allen,

I'm not familiar with the term cartridge paper but whatever it is it sure makes great slate tiles! Those look just right.

Tom

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Tom Harbin wrote: Allen,

I'm not familiar with the term cartridge paper but whatever it is it sure makes great slate tiles! Those look just right.

Tom



Thanks Tom. 

It’s an odd term isn’t it, I remember it being on pads of drawing paper and have always taken it to mean a heavy paper or card. 

I assume it comes from firearms when the tube of shotgun cartridge was made from cardboard.





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