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The Sheep Chronicles : Chapter 5: Woolney. A pastoral corner of the Wisbleat and Upwool.......The Sheep goes East. These are the continuing adventures of Norman Lockhart, connoisseur of traditional British breakfasts and well filled baps.


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4 hours ago, MrWolf said:

I didn't want to mention the effect that lowering the height of the engine shed would have had on the doors....

But considering the period that Rob is modelling, British Railways wouldn't have sent a team of carpenters out to mend rotten or damaged engine shed doors. They would either have let them fall off and burnt them, or added the cost of actually doing something positive to the list of reasons for closing the branch altogether. :D

 

Psst I know where there's some 'spare' doors for an engine shed. Just say the word and they can be yours for seven and six.

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1 hour ago, NHY 581 said:

Morning all. 

 

Not much to report this morning. Off to work shortly and that will be me done until about 8 this evening. 

 

However, I managed to weather the windows and fit them to the station building. 

 

Notice boards to sort out and fit. Other sticky out stuff can wait until I'm ready to plonk on the layout. 

 

And thats it just about done for now. I will write up a start to notice board stage by stage.....ish....probably tomorrow. 

 

 

Rob. 

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Magnificent! 

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4 hours ago, NHY 581 said:

Morning all. 

 

Not much to report this morning. Off to work shortly and that will be me done until about 8 this evening. 

 

However, I managed to weather the windows and fit them to the station building. 

 

Notice boards to sort out and fit. Other sticky out stuff can wait until I'm ready to plonk on the layout. 

 

And thats it just about done for now. I will write up a start to notice board stage by stage.....ish....probably tomorrow. 

 

 

Rob. 

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Fab.

 

And I'm glad you're well enough to return to work!

 

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On 25/02/2021 at 18:08, NHY 581 said:

 

 

 

Well......my normal M.O is to use DAS to provide the ground cover and bed the buildings in. 

I'm pretty certain I can lower the building by slicing off the bottom 5mm or so. 

 

Food for thought......

 

 

Rob. 

 

I have a suitable array of tools for building slicing. Hope that helps.

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3 hours ago, NHY 581 said:

Morning all. 

 

A more comprehensive update will follow but for now I can confirm that the notice boards are done and ready to go on. 

 

Rob. 

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Excellent job Rob. You've even managed to get that sheen/bloom that you see old boards.

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33 minutes ago, Stubby47 said:

Quite a remarkable transformation, very impressed.

 

There's really nothing that I can add to that, so I'll just second it!

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Great explanation Rob and a fantastic end result.

 

It appears that the mistake I’ve been making is not sealing with varnish before adding the powders

 

I need to have a practice on a scrap piece

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Rob

 

Do you used the humbrol matt acrylic aerosol, hand brushed or airbrush?

 

Hope you don’t mind me asking you to reveal your trade secrets :o

 

Chris

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11 minutes ago, chuffinghell said:

Rob

 

Do you used the humbrol matt acrylic aerosol, hand brushed or airbrush?

 

Hope you don’t mind me asking you to reveal your trade secrets :o

 

Chris

 

 

Evening Chris. 

 

Not in the slightest. I use the Humbrol Matt varnish in aerosol form. I don't have an airbrush. Brush painted, if used over powders would dilute and disturb them. 

 

Light coat only, either over painted surface or over powders. 

 

Too thick a coat on powders will dilute them. I therefore spray almost  at arms length. This means the varnish is all but dry when it lands. 

 

 

Rob. 

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Im guessing your doing this indoors (the spraying from aerosol) - there's only so many times I can get away with saying the Rayburns juts been serviced...

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1 minute ago, Ighten said:

Im guessing your doing this indoors (the spraying from aerosol) - there's only so many times I can get away with saying the Rayburns juts been serviced...

 

Quite. I choose my spraying times carefully. 

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