Hemyock Tiverton Junction

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  1. JimW

    JimW Full Member

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    Firstly a Happy New Year to all members.

    I thought there was no better time time to start a new topic than the start of the year, this has been progressing slowly since around 2012 whenever time permits. I don't intend showing the thread from its start but I will show a few pictures of the progress over the years and add a link to a full thread on RMweb where the full history can be seen.

    It all started on a couple of internal doors in an old ramshackle asbestos garage.

    The start with some cardboard mock ups to get correct alignment of track.
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    After the first winter it soon became apparent that the old garage was not suitable for a Model Railway, so it had to go
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    ...and a new (bigger) one soon took its place.
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    At least I could now start building things and one of the first items was a fenced path from a cattle dock to the road.
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    a few coats of paint later and the grass started to grow.
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    A site visit to Hemyock was needed to recreate the bridge over the river - the only thing still there apart from one gate post.
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    Then it was time to start on some buildings and the carriage shed was a good challenge in plastic strip.
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    Ready for planks and tiles.
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    Job done, after almost 2000 bits of plastic and many hours.
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    Then a Engine shed but with home made windows
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    and similar assembly techniques as the carriage shed.
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    only with an angled corner.
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    Then it was a building called the Refreshment Rooms that was unsuccessful and soon turned into a barn.
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    These are just a small selection of the activity on the thread, if you would like to see more of the buildings, river, trees and weeds then please follow this link Hemyock

    I will keep this thread up to date with new progress as and when it happens.

    Once again Happy New Year to all

    Jim
     
  2. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice work Jim keep the updates coming
    Hemyock is a most unique station and well worth modelling I just love how the line pealed off to the platform and the yard layout didn't conform to the stereotypical GWR branch line station.
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  3. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    What a great start Jim looking foreward to the follow up posts thanks ... er ... are you an architect?

    Ian vt
     
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    Good question Ian. I noticed how similar the garage is to the models. Great precision.
     
  5. JimW

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    Thanks for popping in and commenting but no not an Architect, I was however a very good draughtsman in my younger days so I like to keep my hand in.
    Those two sheds had to be built like that as the internal detail is visible on all the prototype photographs or maybe I just like to set myself a challenge now & then.

    Jim
     
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    While I have been suffering from tennis elbow in both arms I needed a small non cutting job so I was happy when a small Hay Cart kit arrived from Arch laser a few days ago, all it needed was removing from the fret and gluing together so here is the result.

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    I also got some Edwardian children and these can be seen on the right just getting their first coats of paint, so plenty to go at before continuing with building work.

    Jim
     
  7. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Your career shows and thats a great cart ... er I might have missed it but what scale sre you modelling in?

    Ian vt
     
  8. Toto

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    Wow ..... What a start. What a great shed as well.

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  9. Gary

    Gary Staff Member Administrator Golden Goat 2018

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    Beautiful work Jim. :thumbs::thumbs:

    Good timing too, as there are a few of us here building in styrene.

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  10. ebbwjunc

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    G'day JIMW, glad to see the GWR thriving. Your first photo of the old garage reminds me of a friend who received an appraisal for a house he wished to buy and it mentioned it included a garage of no apparent value. When I went to help him demolish it we removed one panel and the lot just collapsed, job done. All the best and will watch with interest.
     
  11. JimW

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    Well things have been a bit quiet since my last post but over the last couple of weeks or so I have been able to get back to the building work of my current 4mm project.

    The building is the old Butter factory at Hemyock before the milk factory took over around ten years after the period I model, for those who did not follow my previous link this is wher I was up to aat the start of the year.

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    This was the basic shell of the mill, loading bays and the start of the factory at the far end.

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    With roof framework and windows added.

    It was then a case of deciding how I was to model the roof finish, for this I studied a lot of pictures of other buildings in the area and settled on slates for original mill and bays with pantiles for the newer factory building.

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    Slates made from strips of paper on the bays.

    For the eagle eyed among you you may have noticed some string on the factory roof, this was to make my own pantiles as any sheets I bought were always oversized and far to uniform, as the early pantiles I wanted were only around 13.5" x 9.5" real size and handmade I wanted the less machined made look.

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    This was halfway through gluing the string on.

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    A close up of the string ridges firmly glued on the roof.

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    Adding the tiles. Strips of paper were pressed and glued against each length of string until I reached the edge of the roof, the most difficult bit is keeping it all reasonably straight.

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    Final picture of the bought plastic tiles (top) and my home made ones.

    A long way to go yet as it is very slow work but I think the end result will give me what I am looking for, it should also give the effect that the factory is as big as it is, the larger tiles made it look smaller as all our models are viewed from the top.

    Hopefully I will complete the roof over the next couple of weeks and be able to progress with doors, groundwork and final painting.

    Catch you all later.

    Jim
     
  12. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Nice job of the tiles. I prefer the home made ones. They look a bit more realistic to me.
    keep up the good workSir.
    cheers
    toto
     
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    Wow you sir are one to keep an eye on thankyou ...

    Ian vt
     
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    The buildings look superb. Can I ask where your haycart came from
     
  15. Gary

    Gary Staff Member Administrator Golden Goat 2018

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    That is a very creative way of making pan tiles Jim. Is it your own concept or did you pick up the method elsewhere ??
    I do like the door hinges on the mill. they look great. :thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  16. JimW

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    Thanks for all the replies.

    Tom - I prefer the homemade ones too as they look far more realistic to me and remind me off the tiles of a couple of cottages I lived in once, I also had a good look at those around here too as there are plenty of older properties with handmade pantiles.

    Ian - Keep an eye on things by all means but be warned it won't be a fast moving thread.

    Intercity- The hay cart is from Arch Laser and they are available from Osborn's models in their OO - scenics section, I believe this cart and a delivery one were exclusive to Osborn's.

    Gary - It was my idea as I used something similar a couple of years back to repair the Carriage shed with plastic rods, for this I chose string as it is nice and cheap and easy to glue, I have found since that plenty of other modellers use similar techniques with wire and even spaghetti.
    As for the hinges I do like opening doors and found I had some laminated card or thick paper whichever way you look at it and when folded didn't tear, it separated the layers forming a hinge and after 50+ folds either way it was still OK. So door hinges it became and I can't see the doors being opened and shut that often - that reminds me I'd best keep the Grandkids out the way, they would test it to destruction for sure.
    Oh! and they were coloured with black permanent marker not paint which makes it brittle.

    Jim
     
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    Thanks, I'll have a look.
     
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    Well a month has passed since the last update when I started the tiling, is it finished? as near as damn it yes.

    As mentioned before I could have completed it quite quickly by using preformed sheets but was unhappy with how it would look, so many nights have been spent patiently gluing the strips to each piece of string. I had a short break away with the wife followed by having to catch up with other jobs but spent the last few evenings getting them all fixed.

    So a few pictures.

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    It's not fixed on yet as I want to complete a bit of painting yet, not that I think it needs too much as the colour of the paper is close to what I want.

    I'm not happy with the ridge on the front office extension so may redo that but I need to alter part of the roof section underneath them before fixing new. Apart from that I'm pretty happy with it and have learnt enough to make the next building better.

    Once it is all fixed in place I will paint the rest of the building.

    Jim
     
  19. paul_l

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    Looking good Jim.

    For Ridge tiles and lead flashing I've used tissue paper, which can be easily moulded around the ridge.

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    Paul
     
  20. Gary

    Gary Staff Member Administrator Golden Goat 2018

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    This certainly looks the part Jim. Nicely done indeed. :thumbs: How will you go about the gutter flashing in between the angles of each roof ??

    Cheers, Gary.
     

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