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Hemyock & Tiverton Junction
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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.





After the first winter it soon became apparent that the old garage was not suitable for a Model Railway, so it had to go






...and a new (bigger) one soon took its place.






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.





a few coats of paint later and the grass started to grow.






A site visit to Hemyock was needed to recreate the bridge over the river - the only thing still there apart from one gate post.






Then it was time to start on some buildings and the carriage shed was a good challenge in plastic strip.





Ready for planks and tiles.





Job done, after almost 2000 bits of plastic and many hours.







Then a Engine shed but with home made windows






and similar assembly techniques as the carriage shed.






only with an angled corner.







Then it was a building called the Refreshment Rooms that was unsuccessful and soon turned into a barn.






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


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

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

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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.

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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.




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.

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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?

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


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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.



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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. 

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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.


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



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.



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.



This was halfway through gluing the string on.



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



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.




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.

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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.
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Wow you sir are one to keep an eye on thankyou ...

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The buildings look superb. Can I ask where your haycart came from

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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:

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