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Many happy hours were spent on Tuesday scenic modeling, about a dozen trees and some ground cover on both Goathland and Queensbury. 

The ivy has killed these 3 trees.

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Spill from the drainage providing ideal conditions for boggy growth.

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Yesterday however I had to keep off of my feet again so sat in the warm doing a bit of research on housing for this planned mill town.

 

Firstly I found this terrace in Queensbury on Google Earth.

The model will be back dated to the 1940s-50s with all window frames painted orange brown and no railings. The low walls are indicative of railings which would have been commandeered for the war effort. Some more recent occupants have replaced them and note, not all of the same type!

I find this row of houses has just enough detail to make it interesting; the four on the left having a mirrored layout to the two on the right, thus causing an odd chimney layout. Also the interior layout upstairs is back to front in the left four; evident by the presence of small bathroom windows and stench pipes etc.

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The mill town will have a central valley with a canal basin and be constructed like a slice of onion; in that the further away we travel from the center, the younger the buildings become. So down the end we need some typical 1930s semis.

This type seem to be most common. Some have crescent style front room windows, some have been half rendered and one or two even have garages!

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Lastly I've just got to model this one. It's oozing with character and old worldly West Riding charm.

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Squatch. Looking forward to a bit of structure modeling in the warm!

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1 hour ago, Sasquatch said:

Many happy hours were spent on Tuesday scenic modeling, about a dozen trees and some ground cover on both Goathland and Queensbury. 

The ivy has killed these 3 trees.

DSCF2657.JPG.23b9af9c609715cda1c0e6414a1f1ad7.JPG

 

Spill from the drainage providing ideal conditions for boggy growth.

DSCF2654.JPG.e88ef11efc17e1a811fba13abdc1f9e5.JPG

 

 

Yesterday however I had to keep off of my feet again so sat in the warm doing a bit of research on housing for this planned mill town.

 

Firstly I found this terrace in Queensbury on Google Earth.

The model will be back dated to the 1940s-50s with all window frames painted orange brown and no railings. The low walls are indicative of railings which would have been commandeered for the war effort. Some more recent occupants have replaced them and note, not all of the same type!

I find this row of houses has just enough detail to make it interesting; the four on the left having a mirrored layout to the two on the right, thus causing an odd chimney layout. Also the interior layout upstairs is back to front in the left four; evident by the presence of small bathroom windows and stench pipes etc.

815682482_Balmoralplqueensbury.jpg.8195dc4dda9eb3adac6dd9208f134956.jpg

 

The mill town will have a central valley with a canal basin and be constructed like a slice of onion; in that the further away we travel from the center, the younger the buildings become. So down the end we need some typical 1930s semis.

This type seem to be most common. Some have crescent style front room windows, some have been half rendered and one or two even have garages!

217199105_queensbury1930ssemis.jpg.828ea0862c83d4098b69a770df28aaed.jpg

 

1296646096_10-12fernter.jpg.7e29791c760d1e7a333183cb33b4bb1a.jpg

 

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Lastly I've just got to model this one. It's oozing with character and old worldly West Riding charm.

1197933295_hebdenbridge.jpg.906df40b1e5f663ea09669c8711c2c88.jpg

     

Squatch. Looking forward to a bit of structure modeling in the warm!

The semis will almost certainly have have Crittall steel-framed windows.

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Here is where I got to with the Balmoral Place terrace this evening.

Marked out the foam board carcass, cut the front wall overlay from JTT N scale random stone sheet and found suitable windows from my supplies.

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Fingers crossed, the whole day will be free for modeling tomorrow.

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After yesterdays plans went wayward I have taken no hesitation in getting cracking with this terrace build this morning.

First I cut out all the windows from the foam and then cut the parts from the sheet with a fresh stanley blade, steel rule and my hobby craft square.

The square has ridges down one edge on both sides. 

 

Next I cut the front and ends out of the plastic stone sheet marking the window and door placement roughly using the foam inner front wall.

 

Taping this flush to the edge of the cutting mat, I cut all the left verticals and used the window parts to gauge the right cuts utilizing the ridged square! A straight edge came into play held down one end with a clamp to cut all the horizontals.

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The carcass has been glued together and held in place with Peco track fixing pins which will live to fight another day after the glue has cured.  

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Squatch. Enjoying some scratch building.

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Two very productive evenings have produced two pairs of semidetached council houses not too dissimilar to the types in the third picture above. 

 

All those Crittall steel-framed windows took most of the time!1477641158_Stonesemis(3).JPG.99a0e95443e0af3359d6ae828669f970.JPG

 

I fashioned them by cutting up these old warehouse windows obtained at a show in Eugene quite a few years back. Such things always end up in my goodie bag at shows.

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Doors are scratch built from .040 strip and off cuts of siding. A typical style for the period.

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Otherwise, it's the usual foam board construction only this time I chose to clad it with Plastruct concrete block. 

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The downstairs fronts were constructed using my last scraps of Wills dressed stone to work around the living room windows.

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The N1 arrived in the post, a build I'm really looking forward to. I've built body kits before and chassis but never a whole kit! It is complete too, all the wheels, pins, gears, gubbins and paraphernalia to complete it.

 

Squatch. Thanks for checking in.:sungum:  

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3 hours ago, edward66 said:

I'm always impressed by the rapidity with which you get your houses built, they look spot on too!

Definitely dragging my heels with the rooves though. These hipped types take a bit of practice...

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and the slates take ages!

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Regards Shaun.

 

 

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Quite a lot of progress today. This afternoon I finished the last 5 rows and end slates on the terrace roof before adding the ridge tiles. Paint is a dedicated bottle of home mixed slate acrylic.

 

This evening I made the two hipped roof assemblies for the semis. Simple mounting card held with tape and formers hot glued in place. Note the center two formers have been placed so as to allow easy mounting of the chimney stacks!

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The slates are the same as that used on Queensbury's waiting rooms; thick manilla envelope, scored with black biros every 4mm and cut into 8mm stripes. These are fixed down with the non-toxic tacky super glue overlapped 4mm working from the bottom up. 

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Better get back on with it, Squatch.

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4 hours ago, Blandford1969 said:

Looks like another great addition to what is an incredible layout. What is your technique for working out the size of the hipped roofs. It has always baffled me

Guess work mostly. I know there's a science to it but all I do is start with the bottom lengths, cut a scrap of paper to a steep slope and cut the angle narrower until I think it looks right. The end is an isosceles triangle so the angle will be affected by the length of the end wall,  I find a center line helps a lot. The front and back lengths will be the length of the end plus the difference! I also allow an extra 4mm for over hang (a scale 6" all round).

Once I have the angle a strip of card is cut to the height of the triangle/ length of the center line. Mark the bottom lengths on the strip and cut the angles! Also saving the offcut scrap at left for next time saves work! 

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To make the formers I simply measure the width and height using two steel rules and cut them using the same method! Working with center lines is key which also helps with chimney placement.

 

Regards Shaun.  

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Chimneys and doors. :)

 

These are just strips of cedar clad in the scraps from the window cutouts! Pots are mostly spares from Wills kits. When I ran out of those, I found some suitable rod and the tall single one is a section of feed gate turned in the cordless drill.

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This is the style of door I like for the terrace. Quite easy to do on the sheet of .020" plastic siding. As for all the molding on them, let's just say I'm just glad I didn't choose to model N gauge!

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Something for across the road. Similar but not the same dimensions. 

This time I used O scale brick sheet and some HO scale random stone for the end wall of the demolished building that once stood next door.

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Again, inspiration is from Queensbury. 

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Squatch. I plan on having these finished this evening. We'll see...

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6 hours ago, steve45 said:

Thems posh owses, thems got inside toiluts

Tell that to Mrs. S. On our way back from the drive through booster clinic she said how much our house was worth and I said we could move to Queensbury, get an end of terrace edwardian and become mortage free! I won't repeat her response on here though.

 

Regards Mr. S. (Just to keep the record straight. Sasquatches don't wear trousers:D

 

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