Furniture Factory

Discussion in 'Specifically for scratch builds' started by Gary, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
    5,488
    Likes Received:
    1,468
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2015
    This is the second scratchbuilt structure for Jay Dubyew Nth Yard which is based on one of the Walthers kits. I decided against buying the kit as it was certainly a lot cheaper knocking up the building in styrene, afterall I have all the necessary items.

    The layout was measured up and a suitable plan drawn up on paper. I actually wanted it longer, but did not have enough windows, so a few compromises where met.

    [​IMG]

    The two front walls (upper and lower), a floor and the two end walls were transferred to a sheet of styrene, the sheet cut down to size and then windows and doorways were cut out.

    The whole lot was glued together, starting with the front wall and the floor. Once this had secured properly, the end walls were then positioned and glued, followed by the lower front wall. Whilst this was drying, the front supports were cut from some styrene rectangular tubing. I like using Lego to hold things together whilst the glue sets as it is simple to make a jig and best of all, it's square !

    [​IMG]

    The whole body of the building (skeleton ?) put together. A little filing was needed to tidy up the corners of the building.

    [​IMG]

    South Eastern Finecast embosed styrene was then glued to the frame and then the window and door apetures cut out and filed back.

    [​IMG]

    Windows and the solitary door was added, followed by some extra detail trims. The lower section of the loading dock will be left as is. Eventually, it will have the concrete look, same as the pillars.

    [​IMG]

    A coat of Humbrol was applied and when half dried, the excess was wiped from the top of the bricks, leaving the paint in the mortar gaps.

    [​IMG]

    This pic below has the building in the same state as above, only to be positioned on the layout with a few wagons underneath.

    [​IMG]

    The next steps will be dry brushing the brickwork, picking out the window frames and door, then install the roller doors in the loading dock.

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  2. Kimbo

    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    1,888
    Likes Received:
    503
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2015
    Yet another fine scratch building example Gary :thumbs:
    The SEF embossed sheets are great items to use, well worth buying.
    Kim
     
  3. 60019Bittern

    60019Bittern Full Member

    Messages:
    560
    Likes Received:
    126
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2015
    Looking good Gary. Keep em comiing
     
  4. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    4,393
    Likes Received:
    787
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2015
    Thats another great build Gary stunning stuff

    Ian vt
     
  5. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    3,183
    Likes Received:
    561
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2015
    Impressive build Gary, what sort of roof are you giving it?? :)
     
  6. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    3,262
    Likes Received:
    473
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2015
    More Quality work there Gary.
    The brick sheets do look good:thumbs:

    Jacks going to have a very nice Model Railway.:thumbup:
     
  7. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

    Messages:
    13,340
    Likes Received:
    1,894
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2017
    That was quick. Another impressive building Gary. You must be running on long life batteries. :avatar:

    My corrugated styrene sheets arrived this morning :thumbs:

    Looking forward to see the progress with this one Gary.

    Well done yet again.

    Toto
     
  8. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
    5,488
    Likes Received:
    1,468
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2015
    Thank you all.

    Not much more happened on the factory last night as we went out to see Rogue One, followed by a big feed of chinese (BBQ duck, schezwaun beef, crisp skin chicken, vegies with ginger, loads of rice... :D), then came home and settled in and watched Tron, not the original though... Although I say I was quite content after all that !

    Anyway, the SEF embossed sheet is great to use. I think I need to order a few more sheets now as I have a small piece left about 5"square.

    Ron, the roof will be a flat, typical of these American style of buildings. It will be set just below the double course of brick work around the top of the building, leaving a very small edge. Some other details will need to be fixed to the top of the roof, ie, extractor fans and associated ducting.

    Toto, no batteries, just making the best of my time off. Have to go back to the grind stone on Monday... :faint:

    Today I'll be onto the dry brushing and whilst that dries, I'll start on a signal box, oops, I mean an 'interlocking tower...' :whatever:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  9. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
    6,595
    Likes Received:
    1,761
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2015
    So how did you damage your ankle, my modelling is needing that sort of boost

    Another brilliant build there sir

    Paul
     
  10. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
    3,403
    Likes Received:
    888
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2015
    Great build Gary......as usual!!

    Maybe you should crack the other ankle.......it seems to enhance your output, which was already significant!!!!.......now it`s monumental....:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

    http://www.click:tophat:Gormo
     
  11. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
    5,488
    Likes Received:
    1,468
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2015
    As I have mentioned on Gormo's thread (The New Year Grind), I have been back to work this week and my progress has s-l-o-w-e-d down a little, which in reality, ain't all that bad. I say this as I have been applying paint to the factory, a little each night allowing 24 hours for some good drying time, afterall, Sydney has been going through a bit of a heat wave of late. Trying to replicate a good brick finish, with a mix of colour/tone, isn't as easy as I thought. :oops: Painting the mortar with a wash is easy, so too is the window sills, windows and the concrete banding. Painting has been happening after tea time, where I can sit down, apply the brush whilst watching the Big Bash (T20 cricket).

    So, a few pics of where I'm up to...

    [​IMG]

    As can be clearly seen in the pic above, I knocked off one of the concrete support pillars on the left side whilst painting. A drop of glue will fix this. ;)

    [​IMG]

    Stairs need to be knocked up so that the employees can enter/exit with ease ! The roller doors and glazing will go in shortly.

    [​IMG]

    A close up of the brick work. Didn't come up half bad, but I still need to work on my technique.

    Hopefully I'll get some more time on it over the weekend, although I'm heading into town on Saturday for the Big Bash at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Can't wait ! :thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  12. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    4,393
    Likes Received:
    787
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2015
    A fire escape to the side would look good Gary ... when you've the time that is ...

    Ian vt:scratchchin:
     
  13. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
    3,403
    Likes Received:
    888
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2015
    Well Gary,

    It looks pretty damn good to me....:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

    http://www.click:tophat:Gormo
     
  14. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

    Messages:
    13,340
    Likes Received:
    1,894
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2017
    First class build as usual Gary and the painting has turned out a treat.:thumbs:

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  15. Reidy

    Reidy Full Member

    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2016
    SWMBO wants a new couch Gary. Any ideas when the factory will be open? :avatar:

    Impressive Gary. I'll have to pick your brains over how you get started on a scratch build and how you scale it effectively.

    Reidy
     
  16. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    3,262
    Likes Received:
    473
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2015
    The brick work has come up a treat Gary
    :tophat::tophat::tophat:

    Jacks one lucky Boy :thumbs:
     
  17. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

    Messages:
    13,340
    Likes Received:
    1,894
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2017
    As reidy says, trying to get the scaling. A skill in its own.
     
  18. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    3,430
    Likes Received:
    1,053
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2015
    Thing with scratch building anything is getting the look right, and the best way to do that is to base it on the real thing, with buildings, domestic or industrial, is they have fixed sizes to features like door openings and windows that can be used to give scale, if you can visit the real thing, put something of a known size in front of whatever you want to build and take a photo, also with brick buildings, try counting the courses of brick (allowing for the mortar courses), you may never get it perfect but at least you will build something that you are happy with.

    Cheers, Pete.
     
  19. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
    5,488
    Likes Received:
    1,468
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2015
    How I scaled the building :

    Being a HO scale model, I am working with 3.5mm : 1'. First I had to measure the height of the over-roof from baseboard to above the tallest wagon (box car/reefer), whilst sitting on the track. From there I measured the height for the loading docks. Here is where you have to think about the height of the roller doors in the dock, remembering that it would be a fork lift unloading the timbers from the wagons. The door openings equate to 10'2" (high) x 15' (wide), which is just a tad taller than the openings on the wagons. This still gave me just over 3'6'' to the ceiling height. Each of the concrete bandings (floor/ceiling) are 10" thick. The next storey is 10' high, followed by another banding. The top floor is actually higher again as it incorporates the roof. This being 11'5" high, which includes the double brick banding at the top.

    [​IMG]

    Calculating the equal distances between the windows is always fun.. :whatever: Measuring each window, plus the gap (wall) between the windows and then adding the end wall distances to the corners. These windows (Grandtline) are not always equal measurements, for example, they are never exactly say 15mm, more like 15.3mm... :mad: Sounds easy enough, but it must look right and not to cramped. Then again, factories had lots of windows, but I had a size requirement to fill...;)

    Hope this helps some of you budding scratch builders out there !

    Cheers, Gary.
     
    Ron and Timbersurf like this.
  20. 60019Bittern

    60019Bittern Full Member

    Messages:
    560
    Likes Received:
    126
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2015
    Very useful Gary. That building is really looking good.
     

Share This Page