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Brickin' It ! (still)

 

Following on from yesterday's post I am making some progress on the Yard Office for the "other layout" .

 

Brickwork given an initial coat of paint and the roof  has been slated. The left hand corner of the office has been given an initial stained area which I hope to emphasis with some further weathering and a broken rainwater downpipe. I had thought about using some of the lovely Modelu 3D prints for the RW goods but with a lead in time of approx. 10 days I have decided to scratch build my own.

 

Still lots to do regarding weathering etc but hopefully getting there with a slightly run down building......

 

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Laters.....

 

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On 06/10/2021 at 20:59, bgman said:

 

I thought he lived in Newton Abbot ? 

 

He now has a BIG brother to play with too.........

 

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And NO I won't be looking for any barbed wire fences to jump over à la Steve McQueen !

 

Oh ! And no queuing at petrol pumps or panicking like a headless chicken as to whether I can fill her up either.

 

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That's a beast, and no pedals! How many miles will it do on a charge Gbloke?

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1 hour ago, 2ManySpams said:

 

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That's a start

1 hour ago, 2ManySpams said:

 

That's a beast, and no pedals! How many miles will it do on a charge Gbloke?

 

All relative, road conditions, weight etc as with any electric bike. I bought the smaller battery which will get me between 40/50 miles ( I've put 68 miles on it and charged it once so far at 52 miles ). There is a proposed larger battery which can be swapped over and give an 80/90 mile range.

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8 minutes ago, bgman said:

 

That's a start

 

All relative, road conditions, weight etc as with any electric bike. I bought the smaller battery which will get me between 40/50 miles ( I've put 68 miles on it and charged it once so far at 52 miles ). There is a proposed larger battery which can be swapped over and give an 80/90 mile range.

 

That's better than some of the early electric cars. Do you get a special shaped shopping bag to fit where the engine should be? It could have a print of a Harley Davidson lump on each side...

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2 minutes ago, 2ManySpams said:

Do you get a special shaped shopping bag to fit where the engine should be? It could have a print of a Harley Davidson lump on each side...

 

If only I had a £ every time I've heard that said ! 

 

Yawn.........

 

At my age I don't take any notice and usually play up to it :lol:

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31 minutes ago, bgman said:

 

If only I had a £ every time I've heard that said ! 

 

Yawn.........

 

At my age I don't take any notice and usually play up to it :lol:

 

I can imagine you going along making motorbike noises though!

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Not much to show after last night but the roof has had an initial coat of paint and will need further highlighting .....

 

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Oh ! and a trial fitting of the chimney to the rear ( just Blue-tacked on ) 

 

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1 minute ago, 2ManySpams said:

 

I can imagine you going along making motorbike noises though!

 

I do as it happens ! 

Look out Henry Cole :lol:

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I would like to say that I don't fully (at all) understand DXXXX numbering, despite just having had my flu Jab.

 

I think £150 sheets + £10 for p&p is too much for the second hand D6325, even if it is a minter, might make him an offer if some other sukka don't buy it first.

 

Nice shed sir, does it contain a sh1tt3r?  Or are the GWR constipation stories true?

 

 

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1 hour ago, Tim Dubya said:

I think £150 sheets + £10 for p&p is too much for the second hand D6325, even if it is a minter, might make him an offer if some other sukka don't buy it first.

 

Might be worth trying matey, I've been surprised in the past with a reasonable offer. Good luck.

 

1 hour ago, Tim Dubya said:

Nice shed sir, does it contain a sh1tt3r?  Or are the GWR constipation stories true?

 

I think it will have to be a paper exercise and put it to the Shed Foreman.

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4 hours ago, Tim Dubya said:

I would like to say that I don't fully (at all) understand DXXXX numbering, despite just having had my flu Jab.

 

I think £150 sheets + £10 for p&p is too much for the second hand D6325, even if it is a minter, might make him an offer if some other sukka don't buy it first.

 

Nice shed sir, does it contain a sh1tt3r?  Or are the GWR constipation stories true?

 

 

 

How about finding a cheap one of whatever body style/finish and fitting an all green body?:

 

https://www.dccsupplies.com/shop/Dapol-spares/oo-gauge-spares/oo-gauge-diesel-spares/class-22-oo-body-d6325/

 

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Rather Draining.....

 

Dunno whether this works ?

( I think photographs can exaggerate what had been modelled sometimes, by the same token I can also highlight areas to be worked upon ).

 

Jury is out at the moment. maybe a bit more fettling ?

 

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Not finished the build anyway so I will probably leave the rainwater area to ponder upon.

 

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Yard Office build update

 

I have got to the stage whereby I am going to leave this model for the time being until it finds a home on the "other layout" when I will try to bed it into the ground and see how it looks.....

 

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9 minutes ago, Captain Kernow said:

Less is more, matey.

 

 

But is it Art d'harling ?

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I probably won't be doing any more specifically to the "other layout" for a few days. 

I have put a "request in" for some extra insulation board ( waste off cuts from a certain source and put to good use rather than landfill )  which I hope will arrive at the end of next week, reason being that I want to make up the remainder of the baseboards in preparation for track laying.

 

I have gone for a lightweight construction method using the insulation as the core and need to cut up some 3mm lite-ply as the surround.

 

If I find it necessary I will double up on the ply but from experience I haven't found it is needed for small-ish boards in the past.

 

In the meantime I shall make good use of the warm weather.

 

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3 hours ago, Tim Dubya said:

 

Dear Mr @2ManySpams your cunning plan has worked.  Just picked up a D2222, Yellow Adam Ant, on the eBay for £116 delivered (only been out the box, never run) and a nice green bod from DCC Supplies for another £24:25 delivered.

 

Thank you kindly sir :yes:

 

Excellent news Tim !

 

I hope it turns out to be a gud un.

 

p.s. I don't charge commission for using the thread !!! :lol:

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On 07/10/2021 at 17:37, bgman said:

Another Grand Day Out...

 

Quick update for today, having received an Intentio laser kit yesterday I gave it a once over with some "Halfuds" Primer and a quick mortar wash, there will be several stages for the brickwork finish which I hope will do the kit some justice. It is my first Intentio model and I must say, despite there being no instructions it is pretty obvious where every part belongs. I am particularly impressed with the corner laser cutting where it joins the adjacent part.

 

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Having left it to thoroughly dry until I attack it tomorrow I took advantage of the fine weather and had a ride out to Topsham prior to meeting my daughter and grandson from school, good to make use of the warm days before it gets colder.

 

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Ah a quick pint from The Lighter please. Lovely!

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9 hours ago, bgman said:

Yard Office build update

 

I have got to the stage whereby I am going to leave this model for the time being until it finds a home on the "other layout" when I will try to bed it into the ground and see how it looks.....

 

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That’s a superb bit of work @bgman.

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1 hour ago, Cowley 47521 said:


Ah a quick pint from The Lighter please. Lovely!

 

Ironically I took a ride out there this afternoon, no alcohol was consumed obviously. but a nice coffee was had whilst watching the world go by.

 

1 hour ago, Cowley 47521 said:


That’s a superb bit of work @bgman.

 

Thank you that's very kind of you to say so.

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