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A quick bit of detail on the door construction.  The main door is good quality card, scribed with a sharp knife, all the details are plasticard.  The hanging straps are added first, strips of plasticard with embossed screwheads.  Next the supporting runner, then the carrying wheels, made from slices off the end of styrene tube. 

 

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This rear view shows the bits of tube and any extra ironwork needed.  Notice its all a bit lumpy in this view.  Once dry it can all be gently filed down flush with the card, and any extra reinforcing added if you want it.

 

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The finished item, ready for painting and fixing directly to the side of the shed.

 

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My apologies for posting yet another update on the shed progress, its becoming a real marathon.  Its pretty much done now, still some door furniture needed, but I won't do any weathering until I've done the yard surface.  That way everything can be blended in together at one go.

Anyway, some photos of the shed, including one from the rail side (sorry about the background) and one showing the ground being built up so that the building fits into a socket.

 

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Cheers, Dave.

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Ooh I like that :) I admit to being worried when you removed the carriage shed but as usual what you had in your minds eye works very well indeed. 

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21 hours ago, PaulRhB said:

Ooh I like that :) I admit to being worried when you removed the carriage shed but as usual what you had in your minds eye works very well indeed. 

 

Thanks Paul, it wasn't absolutely clear before I started, only a rough idea!

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The timber loading stage is taking shape.  A scale 16ft x 6ft, the top is built around a slab of 4mm plywood, the posts are 5mm square stripwood mounted on a card base.  Top surface is Obeche stripwood, 1.7mm x 5mm

 

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I'm moving the lever-frame to a more logical position nearer the station throat, now that there is more space for it.  I'm cheating a bit with the rodding, as rather that remodel it with all the cranks in front of the frame, I'm going to leave things as they are and box in the area.  I hope this will  look ok and hide the subterfuge!  I will have to make alterations to the other end, where the frame was originally.

 

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A bit more progress.  I'm sure the rodding is far from correct, and Mr.Stationmaster will pick me up on this.  If he sees it...

 

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And fixing the former location of the lever frame, in the loop near the water column.

 

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You seem to have two rods coming out of the frame but three reaching the points... ;)

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There is a little bit of work to do in the middle, both sets of point rods drive two turnouts in a crossover arrangement, so yes there is another rod to add.

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The extra point rodding is done, waiting to be blacked and soldered together.  Complicated by the fact that this area contains a baseboard joint...

 

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The rodding stools are whitemetal casting from Model Signal Engineering.  They come six rods wide, so you can cut them to the size you want.  In this case I added an extra one to what was existing.

 

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5 hours ago, jarhead said:

This is an awesome layout. Very inspiring !!!

 

Thanks very much Mr.Jarhead, but this modification is taking FAR too long!

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On 06/12/2019 at 11:08, rockershovel said:

I do like the detailing on this layout

 

Thanks Mr.Rockershovel, but I've gone over the top and lost the plot now....  Not content with point rodding, I've also added signal pulleys and wires.

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I found I had some whitemetal pulley wheels from the old Scale Signal Supply trader (not to be confused with Model Signal Engineering) in the bottom of my signal parts box.  Initially I thought I would just install the pulleys but wanted to try the wires as well.  They are made from 0.4mm brass wire, so hugely ovescale (over 1/2" thick!) so you can see them.  In reality they would be invisible from model viewing distance.  Anyway, I'm pleased with the effect.

Cheers, Dave.

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