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Another Tumbledown Shed

The last time I updated my thread was to add an entry about a little tumbledown shed.   That was fa rtoo long ago, so I thought I ought to add some more entries.... starting with another version of the very same shed.   Following the launch of my bespoke building building service, a commision has come in for two buildings, this being one of them.   So, although not quite finished in these photos, here is my 2nd model.    

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Another Tumbledown Shed

The last time I updated my thread was to add an entry about a little tumbledown shed.   That was far too long ago, so I thought I ought to add some more entries.... starting with another version of the very same shed.   Following the launch of my bespoke building building service, a commision has come in for two buildings, this being one of them.   So, although not quite finished in these photos, here is my 2nd model.       Edit 30/09/13 - A bit more progress :        

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Tumbledown Shed

Having been following the 'Quality of Blogs' thread, it reminded me I'd not updated my own for some time.   My driving theme at the meoment is creating buildings suitable for the module I'll be taking to the 2012 Taunton Member's Day. As well as the Starcross Pumping house, I've been making a far smaller shed to fill a small corner. I hope actually to add a set of 3 sheds, all different in style, but all models of real prototypes.   This real shed can be found immediately to the west of Piz

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Factory diorama - the concrete is down...

Made a decent start on the diorama this evening.   Made in the usual way of 5mm foamboard for the sides & base, the base having a second 5mm sheet spaced by more 5mm strips to give a sandwich.   The concrete is just 1.5mm card, painted with water colours. It needs proper weathering & greenery added, the loading dock is still unpainted and none of the buildings are stuck down.   The flat backscene buildings are from an idea by a YMR member, who also produced the windows & doors.

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Factory diorama - the drain pipe

Following the helpful comments suggestions, I have tweaked the drainpipe where it leaves the roof. (Apologies for the strange tint to the photo...).  

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Factory diorama

As if I haven't got enough to complete, I thought I'd make a little factory diorama.   This is the concept :     These are the main backscene buildings :      

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North Roskear Road Workshop

This is yet another project I've started, - hopefully I'll get the impetus to bring some of these to completion...   However, I saw this building earlier this year and thought it would make a good project for the winter evenings.     I've made a start on the main structure, it just needs glazing, a roof and the small outbuilding adding to the front.     Edit: Roof added, bar the slates, plus the road is now there to provide to context.       Edit 20/10/10: Slates now added

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Drinnick Stores - Main Warehouse - Part 2

I've managed to do a bit more to the main building. The roller door, and office door and window have been added and the partially bricked up main windows have been partially bricked up.    

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Drinnick Stores - Main Warehouse

A bit of thinking, musing and pondering, followed by a bit of card cutting and paper sticking, has resulted in the main warehouse building being created.   The theory is that the original building was completely re-vamped inside, creating a new upper floor height and window/entrance. Consequently, the outside of the building was also re-arranged - the large windows were bricked up and smaller ones inserted in the brickwork (still to be done). The main entrance was widened and a roller shutter

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Drinnick Stores - the old building

Last night's modelling saw this first wall take shape. Using the Scalescenes' Dark Ashlar and window arches, I've built the main wall. So far I've left the end walls until I work out how deep I can make the whole shell, it might transpire it won't be 100% square to the backscene either.   First piccy, - don't worry, the dodgy bits will be hidden by tree foiliage !  

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Drinnick Stores - not another china clay layout

Following the pleasure I had building Woodbrick Road, I'm embarking on a new photo diorama / micro layout based more in the far south west, so I can have somewhere suitable to take piccys of my Beattie Well Tank and various clay wagons,   The real Drinnick Stores was never served by rail, in my imagined scenario the rails were laid many years after the buildings were constructed, so are just simple sidings into the yard. The ground has had to be cut away to provide level rail acces, so a simpl

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Photo diorama - no name yet, suggestions please

I've put a few of these pictures up on various threads, but thought I'd bring the topic together within my blog as the diorama is now finished.   This idea started off from a photo I took of a high level rail line which runs through Leeds.     I was taken by the variety of wood finishes on the wall, and wondered how I would make a model to represent it. One thing led to another and having been impressed with Sandhill's 'Brookstone' and Coachman's carriage photo track, I thought I'd have a

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Wheal Tiny name board

Following Shortliner's quests for magnetic letters for his 2010 chalenge layout, I purchased a tub of similar items from the local Early Learning shop.   Juggling with the contents, I have manage to come up with the following :     This will, of course, be painted once the glue has dried - though not sure what colour as yet...   Stu

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Buildings - Harbour Office - Stage 5

It's starting to come together now.   These shots were taken with out the extension fastened to the main building, hence the slightly wobbly look and the columns not looking exactly correct.   The main view from a similar perspective to the original prototype A seagull's eye view A close up of the office

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Buildings - Harbour Office - Stage 4

Following my help request thread for 'what items would go in a harbour office', I've added a roll top desk, some filing cabinets, a book shelf, a desk around the windows at one end and some desk items, being a book and some ashtrays so far.   The extension now has a roof and the start of the panelling and other dressing around the outside.     Other items to add are : Inside : Telephone, kettle, mugs, coat rack & coat, maps/charts, vhf radio & radar, people!, chairs and li

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Buildings - Harbour Office - Stages 2 & 3

Managed to get a bit more work done on the Harbour Office.   Stage 2. The building is now 3d. I've inserted a false floor to give the box some strength. The wall to the extension has been given a panelled wood effect.   Stage 3. The extension is being constructed, it's seen here temporarily placed against the main building for the photo. The wall of the entension are all clear platicard, with the panelling and framing added on. As this building will be at the front of the layout, I inten

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Buildings - Harbour Office - Stage 1

Ok, this is the first stab (actaully the second, but the first was too small...) at the front wall of the Harbour Office.   The paint is simply water colours, dabbed on in small, stone sized blobs. I think it needs more definition, so a black 0.3mm pen will be purchased today to help.   The steps don't quite line up with the step wall - this is because I can't make steps and resorted to using a piece from the Airfix footbridge. However, the side of the wall will be well covered with ivy, et

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Buildings - Harbour office

This is another of those Marc Smith inspired ideas....   The picture below was taken at the Launceston Steam Railway yard. The building, I believe, is being used as a residence, but I will be re-defining it's use to that of the Polbraze Harbour Office. Marc had asked in a comment on my gallery if I would be making a model of it - well, yes, I am.  

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Buildings - The Archway Shop

This is a shop near the cathedral in Truro, which although standing empty for some time, is now (Nov 2009) being readied for opening as a sweet shop.   This is the real thing     and this is the model - note the addition of two windows - a complete mis-calculation on my part...  

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Buildings - The Algernon Cuthberson Arms

This set of blog entries will concentrate on some of the buildings I make for various layouts, or just for fun.   To start, here is a repeat pic of the real pub on which the A.C Arms is base, followed by the latest progress of the model.    

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Polbraze - 'The Algernon Cuthbertson Arms'

Whether or not this layout fits the criteria for the 2010 RMWeb challenge, I'll be building it over the next few months, hopefully to have something decent to take to Taunton in April.   So I thought I'd start with one of the planned buildings for the backscene - 'The Algernon Cuthbertson Arms'.   This is the real pub in Truro it will be based on.     Progress pics as they happen.   Edit: 1st pic of the basic walls cut out and ready to stick to some mount card.     2nd Edit: A

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