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Cheddar P4 - April 2020 update


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Rain water pipes have been added from the rather nice Modelu range and this weekend’s job has been to make the roof trussing. I made a cradle from foam so I could invert the roof and work on it separately. Main spars were cyanoed into the rafters and various cross rods and struts soldered on based on the photos I have. Once complete they were painted with a mixture of grey and gunmetal Vallejo acrylic. The photos show the effect I wanted to achieve.

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  • RMweb Gold

I've clicked agree to the previous three compliments but I still feel it necessary to add something - exceptional modelling, the roof being particularly stunning.

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  • RMweb Gold

Such grandeur, I think you must be compensating for all those utilitarian structures on Clevedon :)

 

That trussing in particular is spectacular. You'll have to install an interior video camera so we can watch the trains arriving and departing inside!

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By way of contrast and perhaps further inspiration, this view is the superb underside of the canopy of Blackfriars Bridge whilst gracing the halls of the NEC last November. Unfortunately this view is not easy to see from the public side, more an occasional treat for the BFB team, so well worth sharing.

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I take it that the whole roof will be removable for access - just in case....? Not that we P4 modellers ever have a derailment, of course.

Dave.

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2 minutes ago, Dave Holt said:

I take it that the whole roof will be removable for access - just in case....? Not that we P4 modellers ever have a derailment, of course.

Dave.

Dave

Yes, the whole roof splits away, just in case... 

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  • RMweb Gold

'Stunning', 'fantastic', 'exceptional', 'wonderful', these adjectives hardly do your work justice, Andrew.

 

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The sound you may just have heard was the bar for modelling being moved up another notch (or two). Brilliant work.

 

Cheers,

 

David

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Thanks for all the kind comments folks.

All I need now are some accurate ish sketches of B&E Rly chimney pots and that nice Mr Butler at Modelu will be able to print something for me!

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