Building Laser cut kits and dioramas

Discussion in 'Workshop Benches' started by Steve Fay, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. Steve Fay

    Steve Fay Full Member

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    I build laser cut kits on commission,
    Here's what's currently on my kitchen table/ work bench
    It's a Southern 4 road engine shed kit from timber tracks.

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    Here's the pits after a black under coat, some mud brown and then the brick colour sprayed over, the black shows through given a dirty appearance. Still lots more to do

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    I along with a few others built the main station, canopies & island buildings on Pete Watermans Leamington Spa.
    picture copyright to David Cooper.

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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Wow,

    That's some build. What a size. I like the maintenance pits. What is that made of. Is it part of the timber kit ?

    Toto
     
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    Nice, really nice.

    I'll have give the black base coat a try.

    Paul
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    The station buildings are something else to. What is the total length of that then?

    Toto
     
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    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Steve. Top class work there I have followed what you do on other forums very inspirational
    Don't know how you find time to do all this and to such high standards
    Is it the long British winters or dose the family look after itself and pass your meals under the door:avatar:
     
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    Gary Staff Member Administrator Golden Goat 2018

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    Great work on the engine shed and the shared efforts on the station buildings of Leamington Spa. Beautiful craftsmanship indeed. :thumbup:

    Speaking of Leamington Spa : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldX0gDE1ocs

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Yours truly Fetling the window apertures, I'm not sure of the overall length, next time I'm up I will measure it.
    All of the building kits are laser cut MDF & sometimes ply.
    I am a carpenter by trade so I enjoy working with timber however I had an operation on my spine last year which unfortunately wasn't successful and has prevented me from working so this has kind of become a day job.

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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Wow very impresive Steve more please

    Ian
     
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    This is the coaling stage to go with the current shed build, it's GW in origin but painted in southern regional colours

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    Another view of the coaling stage built from a Timber Tracks kit, I used the same kit on Canton.

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    This is the other type of thing Pete & I get up to.
    Cutting & glueing foam board

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    Then after a few more hours

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    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    That's great modelling Steve, I've not tried that material yet but might try it in the future looking at those results!!

    Cheers
    Ron
     
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    Very very impressive. Really first class work. Sorry to hear about the problem with your spine. Not good.

    Cheers

    Toto.
     
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    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Steve Fay wrote:
    Steve, Sorry to hear that you have had a similar injury to your spine as I have had my self.
    I know and feel for your situation.
    I required surgery to L5-S1 but due to the insurance co that was handeling it continually playing games with the floored system we have in Australia by the time of surgery 1-1/2 years had passed and the Neuro surgeon said the damage done over that time needed a fusion rather than the replacement mobile disc that was orignaly planed 1-1/2 years earlier.
    6 months later doing a return to work program the Disc above L4/L5 failed whilst I was being told to do a certain exercise by the insurance co's physio service provider, that was later found to be inappropriate for my type of injury.
    Leaving me in a similar situation to you unlikely to be able to return to working, as can become incapacitated at times and in constant pain.
    One thing I'm great full for is this hobby as it has given me some thing to still enjoy when unable to do a lot of other things in life.
    Other hobbies like my Race car have had to be given up until hopefuly I can gain enough feeling in my feet to be safe driving at the level required in a race car.

    Steve I wish you all the best and make sure you look after the rest of you spine your still Young like me and we have to make it a fair few year yet to get all the modelling we want to do in.:thumbs:

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    This is my chair I use to do most of my modelling.
    Figured it was the most comfortable and suportive, I couldn't use in the car so mounted to an office chair
    Gives me a good amount of extra time before I can't do any more and have to give up for a while.

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    Yours sounds very similar to me as I've discovered that two other discs besides the one I've had the operation on have failed, I've just been referred back to the specialist now so who knows??
    I like the race chair I quite fancy one of them.
     
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    Ive been weathering the pits today

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    More pit weathering, I have to add the rail & individual chairs next

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