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#26 Stubby47

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 06:11

I thought that may be the case.

I've not yet found a suitable alternative.

Severn Models make a complete head gear kit, in brass, but only in 2mm.

Lego spoked wheels could be used, but are quite wide in profile.

I'm looking for cheap ( tacky) bicycle ornaments, but have found nothing.

I've thought about using the cameo cutter and making them myself, but the strength needs to be in the spokes and the number of laminations needed would make them bulky.

If I find anything, I'll let you know.
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:03

Hello Mike, found you again with another great build full of atmosphere, intrigue  & interest.

 

I hadn't seen any posts recently and wondered how things were with you fortunately I had somehow not tagged this as one to follow, now sorted.

 

I've been a little quiet here with gardening and golf getting in the way.

 

Happy 0 Gauge Micros.

 

 

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#28 DonB

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:18

I got a special diameter colliery type wheel for my lapsed 4mm scale Bridgnorth funicular from Etched Pixels of this parish. He said that all he needed to do was "tweek his drawing"  adjusting diameter and number of spokes. Don't know whether he could offer the same service in 7mm scale and whether the resultant 3D product would stand up to the imposed loadings.

 

Mine came for fitting onto a D-shaped shaft , luckily I got a couple of spares, 'cos I sheared the internal locator by misaligning the first one!  

 

 


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#29 Mike

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 15:39

A bit more bodging with work on the pit loco shed, for want of a better description. The shed is based on the Stewart and Lloyds Minerals shed at Corby, just about big enough to take an 0-4-0

 

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 19:52

For completeness "etched pixels" offer to me is shown on one of his sales pages at https://www.shapeway...m/model/1510336

 I believe that mine were 3D printed as a 3-high "stack" but that may depend on other factors 

As you will see they were not expensive!



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 19:10

I've have managed a bit more bodging with a start on the engine house for the Newcomen engine.

 

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 08:17

Mike you have some really nice modelling the building look really good..

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 16:50

Backscene boards fitted to the main baseboard and the timber obtained for the 350mm extension. New wheel fitted to the headframe and the Newcomen pump house has been clad ready for undercoat and paint. I plan to have a major painting session to complete all the structures and then paint, weather and ballast the trackwork.

 

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 15:16

Just a bit more bodging, work on the terraces and the pub "The Jolly Colliers". The pub building is a Petite Properties low relief model which I have converted to full depth. Still work in progress with lots to do, base colour painted then I will apply the cement courses and finally dry brush the brick colour before weathering. Glazing to be fitted and then the bay windows and inner door can be added along with the over door canopy. 

 

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 14:35

Just a bit more bodging, work on the pub "The Jolly Colliers" plus some gratuitous snaps. 

 

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 18:50

Playing around with ghost signs on the pub end wall. Just couldn't wait until I had finished dry brushing the brickwork or for that matter the rest of the paintwork prior to weathering. So here it is, sign printed on standard printer paper, then sanded on the back until it's almost through, then sanded on the front and then applied. They say patience is a virtue, Oh well, must have missed out on that. The hole in the sky needs to be sorted.

 

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:07

Very nice indeed, I really like your buildings.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 15:12

More work on the pub or should it really be a beer house? Still far from finished but it now has a sign and 1940's curtains at the windows.

 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 16:36

More work on the pub or should it really be a beer house? Still far from finished but it now has a sign and 1940's curtains at the windows.

 

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A very nicely modelled pub! .... very reminiscent of one in Wednesbury run by my Aunt during the war years. particularly like the Ghost advert.!!

 

It's a bit late in the build to suggest a couple of additions / omissions,.... Most pubs had, direct from the street, an  "Off-licence" access  in the form of a window which opened onto the bar counter and (in my Grandmother's case) one presented a jug through the aperture to be filled with one's favourite tipple.  In your pub, the window would be in the side wall adjacent to the lean-to door.

 

There would also be facilities for delivering beer barrels to the cellar beneath the bar through a chute covered by upward opening flaps set into the pavement. 

 

The pub sign, bearing the "Wolverhampton & Dudley Ltd" name didn't ring true to me, but a can't make a claim to be an expert on pub signs!.... I would have expected the name of their principle brewery (Bank's) to be featured rather than the Group Name. (A history of the group at http://breweryhistor...eweries_Ltd.). 

 

Sorry if the above seems critical or pedantic, that is not my intention, I realise the necessity for compression in your Micro layout, but at least you will have answers ready when other rivet counters view your layout.  


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 17:21

Great "modelling" work again Mike.

Reading about your Ghost Signs [Faded Adds] sent me googling and found this>>>  http://brumsghostsigns.tumblr.com/

 

There is a mixture of signs there but some interesting historical information too.

NB the arrows at the bottom of each page are active and will display more information.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 18:51

Mike fantastic modelling I like your pub very much and the sign is really great.:)

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 19:13

It's a bit late in the build to suggest a couple of additions / omissions,.... Most pubs had, direct from the street, an  "Off-licence" access  in the form of a window which opened onto the bar counter and (in my Grandmother's case) one presented a jug through the aperture to be filled with one's favourite tipple.  In your pub, the window would be in the side wall adjacent to the lean-to door.

 

There would also be facilities for delivering beer barrels to the cellar beneath the bar through a chute covered by upward opening flaps set into the pavement. 

 

 

The Crown ot Lyde Green, can't show the photo as it may be subject to copyright, is not dissimilar to my Jolly Colliers and there are no flaps in the pavement, mine will be sited in the yard and the window/jug arrangement is at the end of the passage which is between the two bays via the front door. Banks and two other breweries became part of Wolverhampton and Dudley in 1890 and are now Marstons.


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Posted Yesterday, 19:30

Using several scrap bits of lite-ply I have made a start on the screens. There are a least nine bits used so far:- 

 

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Posted Today, 19:26

The coal loading screen progress's, not exactly the most exciting photos, but heyho!

 

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