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 Posted: 17 Jul 2017 08:25
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Nice size building Pete. It will look great once you complete the actual model. Will it be corrugated iron or masonry ??

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The building will be clad in corrugated card to look like corrugated iron, there will be a 4ft ish brick base below. I don't intend to fit lights to the underpass, there will however be disused hoists on that side for the canal wharf. One idea I have had, as the interior is visible, is to put a photo of an industrial interior on a wall that lifts to swop and fit loads to wagons. Because there won't be enough head room for it to slide up, I may make it hinge to swing up, not sure yet, more thinking required ;).  Some lighting will be required as it will be dark in side and I also want to include some effects like welding, and if I can think of a safe way to do it, sparks from grinding, maybe a black card with some holes in it and a flashing bright yellow light behind, in the background :scratchchin:.

Much to consider :headbanger:

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Kimbo wrote: :thumbs: well done Pete, may have been a PITA but it looks just right. Glad your going to use ply , definitely the way to go. The rear roof panel could be removable or hinged, to allow access to the large roof space, this could then be used to store wagons loads to fill your wagons with.:scratchchin:
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Thank's Kim, just gone back and given the photo's a coat of looking at, and I think I may be able to make the roof space accessible without loosing any strength in the construction, it will also help in wiring lights and space for electronic doohickeys :thumbs:.

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Hi Pete,
with regards to the grinder sparks, I'm sure that there are fibre optic lights like a rope light that you can get that may simulate the effect that you want. Might be worth a troll on flea bay.
If I come across them ....... I'll give you a shout.
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Nice one Toto, I hadn't thought of that :thumbs::thumbs:



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Made a start on my new building by cutting out the end walls, roof and one front and the rear wall out of ply, also started on the windows, I like to make my own using microstrip, unfortunately I have run out of the size I need so have had to order some more. It won't arrive until mid week so they will take a back seat for a few days.




The brass ones above are some I had in stock, I may use them later.
The windows I have started making and the openings for them in the front wall.







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My microstrip has arrived, plus I have found some corrugated card to clad the finished building with, unfortunately its aimed at kids crafts:whatever:, you will see what I mean. Also stocked up with more ply and some 8mm square to reinforce the corners.







I have finished making the windows.




First one painted, it took almost as long to paint as make, I had to knock off before I started chewing the carpet..........




It don't look too bad, photos are cruel at showing faults but once in place and the three foot rules in play it will look alright. I will make a start on the others tonight when SWMBO is at bingo with her mum.

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The windows look good Pete. Where did you get the kids corrugated. Bet it was a lot cheaper than our usual suppliers charge.

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The window looks great and the corrugated card will certainly be easier to cut than styrene. I use the same gauge of card to replicate corrugated asbestos in OO. Keep up the good work. :thumbs:

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Toto wrote: The windows look good Pete. Where did you get the kids corrugated. Bet it was a lot cheaper than our usual suppliers charge.

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Hi Toto, it certainly is a lot cheaper than styrene etc, 10 A4 sheets for 3 from Hobbycraft.
http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/corrugated-coloured-paper-a4-10-pack/606490/1000


Cheers Gary, I have just one window left to paint, they are taking around 40 minutes each to do and give me cramp in my fingers as well as back ache :headbanger: just one left to do then they can be glued in. Once thats done the assembling of the building can start, its going to be a gaudy until I get it painted but it should look fine finished. 
I have been looking at methods of making the entrance door open and close, I want it to slide up and down, if I can get some, I have been looking at a geared rack that can be run with an electric motor I've saved from an old video recorder I had, in sliders, its in my head at the mo', hopefully I can get it to work ;).

Cheer's, Pete.  


Just tried the link, it went to hobbycraft but not to the page. If you click on kids, then paper its there.

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Thanks for the link Pete.

Looking forward to seeing how the door works out. I am thinking of rising cage doors for my coal drop so ..... I'll leave you to be the trail blazer. :avatar:

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Here is a direct link to the corrugated card Pete uses :

http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/corrugated-coloured-paper-a4-10-pack/606490-1000

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Great work Pete, this is going to be one impressive building. :thumbsup: Kim



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Thanks Kim. Well I had some time to play with today as I am mostly ready for next weeks steam rally at Lincoln, so I have had a play around with a working opening door to the building. I had thought about a rack and pinion system but then I saw what Max south oz on YMRC had done with his shed and thought, that looks easier, then this morning I picked up my copy of Railway Modeller and there is an article on a gauge 1 industrial micro layout and lo and behold he'd done more or less exactly what I wanted to do so I applied the KISS principal (Keep It Simple Stupid) and I've copied it. 
He has a sliding roller shutter door, but it doesn't roll, just go's up and down driven by an electric motor driving a shaft with string wound round it connected to the top of the door.
This will be my version. First I've scribed some plasticard to look like roller shutters.



Because of the danger of it curling I have fixed a length of plastruct I beam behind it, also it will give me an anchor point for the string.



The motor and gears I already had in my "that should come in useful box", and have wired it to a double pole switch so it will go up and down, its only temporary as I really need one with a centre off position.





I need to take a trip into town in the morning to pick up some plastruct channel to make the runners.

Widows all painted and glued in, just need to tidy up round them as I had to chop away at the ply to get them to fit.



Starting to come one now.

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Great stuff Pete. I'll be interested to see how this turns out.

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