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Spent the day painting with the new Osmo paint. I like it very much. It goes on easy and covers really well. It smells strong but I don't mind that.

 

I have been working inside as it was too wet to start the exterior. Had a good day with the heater on and the music cranked up. I have been doing the trim bits, barge boards etc this morning, then this afternoon I started the ceiling in the end of the cabin. Just taken a quick snap in the dark just to give you some idea of what it looks like with one coat.

 

Cheers, Ade.

 

 

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Looking very smart Ade, will you be having any Roof and wall insulation as well?

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Hi Andy, yes the roof is insulated on the outside with foam and chipboard. The walls are already 45mm thick. The floor is insulated. It soon gets warm with just one heater plugged in.


Looking forwards to getting all this building work finished and finally getting some modelling done.

 

Should get some more painting done tomorrow.

Cheers, Ade.

 

 

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Thanks for the photo! I had not seen it before, brilliant.

 

Managed to get a coat of preservative on the outside of the cabin today.

 

Cheers, Ade.

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1 hour ago, Adrian Stevenson said:

Thanks for the photo! I had not seen it before, brilliant.

 

Managed to get a coat of preservative on the outside of the cabin today.

 

Cheers, Ade.

Before, between, after or instead of WORK, haha.:nono:

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:D

 

Hi Andy, I am taking every opportunity to get the cabin painted whenever I can...

 

The exterior walls have had two primer coats on the front and rear wall, while the side walls have had a single primer coat. 

 

Today I have carried on painting the inside. The roof is almost done along with three walls. The left side window wall is now left to do. This is first coat of course, so all to do again for the second coat....But hopefully all this effort will be repaid in the long term.

 

I have been very taken with the 1950's colour photo kindly posted by Baggies1961. I keep going back to it time and time again. Interesting to see how tree growth affects the site over a 20 year period.

 

I am off to the NEC Warley show tomorrow. 

 

The Heljan Collect 0-6-0 Goods sounds a welcome announcement and is certainly of interest to me, whenever it turns up.

 

Cheers, Ade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 19/11/2019 at 20:32, Baggies1961 said:

Great picture from a GWRJ Ade I expect you have seen.

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I got booked for speeding coming down the hill in the background way back in the sixties.

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Have a good day at the Show Ade, watch out for wallet lifters / Traders. haha:D

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Picked up a few small items today at Warley:

 

Modelu GWR Signal finials to upgrade my Dapol Home Signals and a pack of Modelu GWR side lamps for the Toad Brake van and a laser cut inspection pit for the engine shed.

 

Cheers, Ade.

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Very restrained Ade, NO Panniers, Autocoachs, Goods Wagons etc? or can't you say in case Her Ladyship reads this thread, haha.:nono:

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Some very detailed historical research has shown that when the GWR altered their track from 'Broad Gauge' to 'Narrow Gauge' , the track through Malmesbury was laid with only 2ft between the rails - at least that's what we tried to tell Ade when he stopped for a chat at the 7mm Narrow Gauge Association stand . . . . . . . . . . . 

 

Remember to come and see us at Mickleover in January - an opportunity to spend your Christmas money !

 

 

 

Mike

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Hi Andy, I am saving my pennies as the Sentinel and 58xx are out soon :D

 

Hi Mike, great to meet up! I will certainly come along to the Mickleover event.

 

Cheers, Ade.

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Started to build up the KS Laser Designs Engine Shed inspection pit kit. Fits together very nice. Will give a coat of paint next before fitting the other side.

 

I did not realise that the kit contains two of these pits. I only need one for my layout.

 

Cheers, Ade.

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Got the inspection pit sprayed up in grey primer. I have a length of set track straight which I am going to glue in place over the pit and then cut the sleepers away so just the rails and chairs will be left.

More painting done in the cabin today, the roof is now painted overall. More trim items done too.

As some of you might have read yesterday we had the surprise birth of Grandson baby Arthur a month earlier than expected. Mum and baby doing well.

Cheers, Ade.

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Congratulations on the birth of your grandson- pleased to hear that both Arthur and Mum are doing well.

 

Peter

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Hi Peter, thank you. Charlotte and Arthur have gone home today.

 

I have done the track on the engine shed inspection pit tonight.

 

Cheers, Ade,

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That looks good Ade, will you be adding any lights inside the pit, or just a load of dirt?

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Hi Andy, I am just going to add a lot of dirt and ash.

 

I don't think the pit was ever electrically lit as Mike Fenton's book mentioned that the cleaners who worked the night shift in the shed had oil lamps issued to them.

 

Cheers, Ade.

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Congratulations on the arrival of your Grandson :)

 

I hope you have been out and bought him a Thomas the Tank Engine train set, it’s never too early to introduce children to the hobby :P

 

Chris

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Now the dark nights are here I have made a start on the Cordon gas tank wagon kit I bought back in September. Frame, chassis, solebars etc embossed with the rivet details and folded up. Just dry fitted together so far.

 

Cheers, Ade.

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Thanks for the likes etc. Spent an hour or two tonight cutting out more parts and folding up. Not done any soldering yet. Luckily the gas tanks are plastic tubes, so no rolling out and joining them up. Just have to cut them to length.

 

Cheers, Ade.

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33 minutes ago, Adrian Stevenson said:

.......Not done any soldering yet...


It’s not something I’d be able to take on yet (brass kits)

 

I’ve only just got the hang of soldering wires without burning my fingers :lol:

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