Sunshine, Palm Trees and a Food Industry...

Discussion in 'Planks, Switching and Shelf Layouts' started by Gary, Jan 6, 2021.

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    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    The interconnecting module has been fully wired up...


    Holes to pass the plugs through have been made with a drill and jigsaw... (very roughly I might add !)


    Plenty of slack on the plugs...


    I have one more module to wire up and at this stage, I will only wire it for two sidings as I still haven't made my mind up as to what I will model on the module, but I am liking the idea of Trujillo...

    Now I can put these two completed modules back into place and do a test run with a locomotive. Fingers crossed it all works ! :scratchchin:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Trujillo would definitely look the part,

    one of my favourite things about your thread is it’s like a shopping list, PCB ties and those neat plugs from jaycar just ordered
     
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    May layout update... enjoy !



    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    I have started to build the Trujillo & Sons building for the layout.

    After studying the prototype from various angles, I took the best bits from it and selectively compressed the building to suit the space I have allocated. Here are some prototype pics from Google Earth...




    A few sketches with some very basic measurements and what I wish to capture on the model...


    After measuring it all up, it was time to draw a few lines onto the 3mm thick box board and start cutting it all out. The pic below shows the left hand end of the building (silo end).


    I'll be back on the job on Sunday morning, hoping to have the building all glued up with all walls in place etc.

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Slowly the building is coming together. Apart from the rear walls, everything is going along as planned. I did decide to strep back the smaller single story section of the building to give a little more character to the building. Just moving it back 12 scale inches makes a difference to how it looks.


    Plenty of gussets have been added to help keep the model square. More will go in when the roof is applied.


    Being an older building, I will have a few concrete patches in the wall where the door ways once were when the building served 40' boxcars and reefers. The hatching shows where these patch ups will be.


    I will be leaving one door in the up position so that the interior can be seen. A floor was glued into place and eventually an interior will be added.

    More as it happens.

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    It`s amazing what a difference that little step back makes......it adds much more interest to the building
    :tophat:Gormo
     
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    Thanks Gormo. It is the little things that count ! ;)

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Didn't get too much done on the Trujillo build, but some is better than nothing !

    I had been thinking about the roof for some time and I was thinking that such a large building would possibly not have a flat roof, but perhaps a roof with peaks and troughs. Something similar to this diagram...


    To do this I measured the length of the roof and added a few millimeters as the angles would be slightly longer than having the individual sections flat. A piece of 3mm box board was cut to shape, and each section of the roof was marked up and then cut accordingly.


    The two very end sections are single pieces whereas the other sections were cut as doubles, with a score down the middle that allowed the sections to bend, creating a gable. In the image above, the dashes represent the score line. The heavy lines represent the cut line.


    The valleys between the gables is where the roof sections are supported. I measured and marked a line 6mm below the top of the wall and I glued in the roof supports.


    The roof supports have gussets underneath to keep them from sagging. This can be seen here...


    The outer roofing sections were glued in first and then from each side, I added the next sections. I glued one side first, then made sure the ridges were at the same height as the wall, before gluing in the second valley. A bead of CA was then applied where the wall and gable meets for added strength.

    The next task was to line the larger door openings with Evergreen Styrene angle. Here I used 2.5mm angle (#293) to surround the side walls and the top of the door (lintel). The floor section had Evergreen Styrene 3.2mm angle added (#294).


    The smaller roller doors I used Evergreen Styrene 2mm angle (#292) around the sides and top (lintel).


    To the top of the walls I added a weather sill. Here I used 3.2mm x 0.25mm Evergreen Styrene strip (#106) along the top of the wall edge and also the cap of the wall.


    To this I added the 2mm angle (#292).


    As you can see in the above photo, roller doors were added in both the open and closed position. I used a very this double sided corrugated sheet for this. Sorry, I don't know what the product number is for this, but it looks the part !

    The corrugated sheet was cut to the correct size and glued into the recess between the 2.5mm angle and the card opening. This photo demonstrates this...


    A pic of the full door from the inside...


    and how the doors look from the outside (small roller door)...


    One thing I have considered is adding a very thin strip of styrene to the inside door opening, where the roller doors are in the up/open position. This will give the impression of the roller door guide track.
    If it is easy enough to do, I will do it, but if it's difficult, I'll give it a miss... ;)

    Next up I will add a window, the personnel doors, door handles, conduits, switch boards, light switches etc, followed by some roofing material to the lean to and low roof extension.

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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