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 Posted: Sun Nov 4th, 2018 05:09 pm
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" The loco is a very simple resin kit of only five or six parts "



Hi Allen  :wave:



Well ... Your 'Puck' is a peach !  :thumb:










She/He ? ... Fits in great with the ...

... " rather tired and careworn narrow garage line running to an insignificant harbour " ...

... look you are after !  ;)





Yeah ...  L :cool: :cool: ks  rather run down to me.  :mex:



I recently bought a similar 'minimal parts count' resin kit, for a 1:35n2 Plymouth gas-mech.  :)

With a bit of nice detailing & painting, like yours, I could (eventually) have a winner !  :slow:



Oh ... B.T.W. ... I was gonna say ... " I just love the small hoist on the wall of that building ! " ...

... but Kitbash beat me to it.  :P



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Allen - I love your steam critter! :apl:







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Thanks guys, I’m basking in a warm glow right now :bg:

The rest of the tile strips went on today...







Just leaves the small roof on the porch and the roof on the adjacent building. 

Something different here I think - it’s on order and I’ll be back when it arrives. 

See you soon. 




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This morning the coping stones went on the gables and the porch sub-roof was added ready for tiling this afternoon 

(depending on how long my assistance is required in the garden...which is showing plenty of Autumn colour :2t: there’ll be just a few leaves to sweep up soon:boogie:)


My modelling...

 




Nature’s modelling...
 





No contest  ;)





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The tiles for the remaining roof arrived...







They’re actually for 4mm scale but comparing prototype dimensions they don’t seem that far out. 

I think they’ll make a pleasing contrast?




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Allen,

I really like the look of the different roofs. 
Very nice and the whole building is turning out wonderfully.

I am always amazed watching threads were people can take a pile of nothing and turn it into credible and pleasing buildings. 
I start with kits and still can't get that level of "rightness".

Really enjoy your build thread.

Tom


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Thanks Tom. 

Have to say I’m enjoying this project, 
it’s pretty carefree and if things do go pear shaped or the building doesn’t look right at the end there’s not much lost, 
just a bit of foamboard, card and glue. 

Building loco kits for example, where you’ve invested $$$ isn’t such a carefree experience, you really don’t want it to go wrong  ;)

Not much done today just glued the tile roof on. Not worth a photo as it’s covered in clamps.



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G-R-E-A-T thread start, Allen!!!


It is a pleasure to see and now also follow "YAFFLE HILL" in your words.


The roof tiles look just superb.
I am glad I didn't suggest laser cut ones!


Since we both know already (don't you?) that more buildings will come... L: 
Why do you use white instead of black card?
It would still need some paint/weathering but would ensure a great base...:us:


Regarding the plastic roof: well...(sorry) ... I don't like it. It is far behind the one you made.


The a bit damaged tiles and for sure that falling one are really B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L.


If the point for the plastic option is creating an evident difference between both roofs, 
I would better make one the same way but in a 'much older and weathered' look. 
For example with a broken area where the underlaying wooden frame shows a bit...
Or, why not? a thatched roof...:old dude:


(Sorry again, the plastic one looks much too neat, as a toy in comparison with your own delightful tiles!)

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Thanks for the kind words Daniel. 
I used white card as I have a big pad of it and no black card. 
I could be patient and order some but....:time:

No need to be sorry about your opinions, I want feedback not just kind words (though they make me :rah:). 
I agree with all your points about the roof. 
I’ve thought about how to make those tiles...perhaps laying card over cocktail sticks but decided it would probably end up looking like corrugated iron. 
Thatch - I’ve seen several thatches made in this scale and never been fully convinced, but it’s just the sort of ancillary building that would have been thatched. 
Anyway, blah, blah, I’ll put it to the back of my mind and see what it comes up with.

Today I made the gutter that the photos shows...












 ...soldered up using a rod from a metal framed umbrella and some brass strip and tube. Simples.:)












The downpipe doesn’t reach the ground but I don’t think it’s broken, more likely there would have been a water trough. 
And a nice stain on the wall :)





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Hi Allen,

How about a water barrel instead of a trough?? 

And perhaps a ladle or dipper??

BTW - Nice job on that guttering and roof :2t:




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