Weighbridge/Coal Office

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  1. cmcan

    cmcan Full Member

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    Hi everyone

    After attending the Thornleigh exhibition and talking to Gary about the scalescenes kits and being able to have a close look at Industry lane. I thought I would attempt the coal office. It's been decades since I last built a model and it's beautiful model making weather on the coast.

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    Here's another

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    I'd love some feedback on building card kits

    A few things I found during this build:
    How heavy do you coat the print with the matt varnish?
    I think i went too far in one place although the only section affected was the interior ceiling

    There were two window cut outs yet only one window in the wall
    The instructions were not clear (or I misunderstood) if i needed to do only one frame with plastic ( i used the thin part of some packaging) or two pasted to the interior and exterior walls. I assumed two. The end result when i went to glue the walls together as per the instructions, resulted in me needing to clamp walls as there was a bow in the middle from the two bits of plastic. As you can see from the window in the photo, not a great result

    I enjoyed the build and only need to finish the roof now

    Cameron
     
  4. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Cameron same weather on my side of the lake so I'm weathering wagons in the poor weather ironic.

    Great first build with the scale scenes coal office
    I think you need to get Gary's view on the instructions as I failed my build so your 1 up on me at this time I've down loaded some others scale scenes building projects to practice with as well.
    I think practice is the key with the scale scenes items.

    PS great post
     
  5. Gary

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

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    I would recommend light coats, so that you can see the matt spray on the paper is 'wet', but not soaked. Allow this to dry than apply a light coat to the back of the paper.

    As for the window, I use Evergreen clear styrene sheet, I use the thinnest available which is Evergreen Styrene 9005, 0.13mm thick ! The window cut outs are for each side of the clear sheet. You do need to be accurate when lining these two up.

    An altenative to using paper is to print the shhet with the windows on it onto sticky backed paper, such as this : http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/10-NEW-A4-blank-Matt-White-self-adhesive-Sticker-Label-Inkjet-printer-Paper-/181421756951?hash=item2a3d945217:g:a6gAAOxyzi9Shkbq

    Ok, so you print your page then cut the seperate windows out from the rest of the sheet. Peel the backing off and stick down one window. Now, once convinced it has a good hold, use a sharp hobby knife/scapel and remove the inner sections of the window,(the glass pane sections), leaving the frame on the clear sheet. You can either stop here or you can turn the print/clear sheet over and do the same with the 2nd window frame. Be careful not to cut through the styrene sheet. Trim up the edges and glue the glazed window into position.

    Job done ! :thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.

    ps, When doing the roof, cut each row of tiles out and overlap each row, starting at the bottom ! :thumbup:
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Cameron

    I did a how to on one of the other kits which may also be of help

    http://p1mrc.com/p1mrc/view_topic.php?id=289&forum_id=15

    For windows, If I am using the scalescene ones, I put a strip / strips of double sided tape on the back. Then cut the window apertures out through the paper and tape.
    Peel off the backing tape and stick to the acetate film.

    Paul
     
  7. cmcan

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    Thanks for your comments

    I learnt a lot and enjoyed the build

    Cameron
     

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