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William Clarke style Goods Shed part 3 (Corbels revisited!)

wenlock

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blog-0236263001373291807.jpgIn light of the discussion caused by the the corbels in part 2, I decided that a bit more thought was required! After a lot of pondering, I've decided that I still like the idea of the building having corbels, but if they are going to stay, then they had better be done properly! As Nick, Ian, N15 and Iain pointed out, they did look as if they had been stuck on as an afterthought and didn't look at all convincing. This wouldn't do at all, so armed with a glass of red wine and wielding a scalpel, surgery commenced!

 

Building before surgery

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Building after plasticard quoins around the corbels had been removed

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Once the offending quoins and brickwork had been removed, 30 thou plasticard pieces were cut to inlay in the space created. Plasticard Microstrip was also used to blend the corbels into the quoins. Any joins were filled with Milliput epoxy putty and then allowed to set for 24 hours. After a bit of sanding and a coat of matt white Humbol Enamel as a primer, this is the state of play so far.

 

Building after application of new quoins, sanding and priming.

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I've added the gutters and scribed the stone work, which is about as far as I can go with the Goods Shed until I build the platforms and get a better idea of the landscape profile around the building.

 

Thanks for the constructive criticism guys, we all need a little prod now and then to improve our modelling standards, lets hope you think what I've done is an improvement!

 

Best wishes

 

Dave

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It's a small touch but it makes a hell of a difference.

 

I can see I'm going to have the revisit the chimneys on my William Clarke station one of these days...

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Well Dave, the transformation of the corbels is amazing, they now look to be a part of the structure and capable of doing there job.

 

The guttering looks very smart too.

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Thanks both, I'm glad you like the end result. I must admit I'm much happier with it now, without this forum I'd probably have just put up with the original version and never been motivated enough to do it properly!

 

Dave

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Dave,

 

The revised corbels really look right now.  The whole building looks very convincing.  I look forward to seeing the completed model.

 

Ian

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I liked it better before!

 

No only joking of course, this is really an excellent example of what a difference a small change can make. And so superbly done too. 

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Well, Dave, even if we can't find a real Clarke shed with the corbels, this is a very convincing building and is very much in the Clarke style.

 

Nick

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Thanks for the positive comments guys, I think I'm back on the right track! I've been looking at other William Clarke sheds and the doors on some of them (Abbotsbury included) appear to be sliding types, running on tracks inside the shed. I'm assuming that the doors that would cover the tracks when closed, must slide back into some kind of recessed area, otherwise they'd foul the loading platform inside the shed. If anyone can shed any light on this, I'd be very pleased to hear from them!

 

Dave

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Dave, what have you used for guttering?

Hi Chris, The gutters on William Clarke's buildings are box section rather than round.  I replicated the down pipes using square section Plastistrut and the gutters by gluing three lengths of Slaters microstrip to form a "U" section.  I hope this helps!  

 

I've been reading about your layout on the forum, most impressed!  Looking forward to following your progress!

 

Best wishes

 

Dave

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