Wheeldon Mill

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  1. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks Ron for the offer :thumbup:, fortunately I'm ok, I have to do a bit then wait for the glue to dry, thankfully the weather is helping, and I am getting somewhere.
    Here are a few photos of what I am doing.
    First, clearing the old ballast and ground cover.

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    Next I glued some thick, double thickness, card down.

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    Then some 2mm mountboard card, it was a bit warped, so I had to use all the heavy stuff I could lay my hands on to weigh it down, it seems to have worked.

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    clearances seem fine too.

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    I have checked the building st ill fits and all is good, I'm just fitting the door switch in place then I can start on the cladding.
    Cheer's for now Pete.
     
  2. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    No hanging around there Pete. :thumbs:
     
  3. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Looking good Pete :tophat:
     
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    I'm taking notes, got a feeling I'm going to need them.

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    taking shape nicely now Pete, how are you going to finish the surface?:thumbs: Kim
     
  6. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Thank you chaps :thumbup:.

    Kim, as the big shed sits over it, I'm just going to paint it as a concrete base as per Garys Industry Lane, the effect Gary has with his is spot on. The yard outside I'm going to do with model clay, Das, as the surface underneath is a bit bumpy, and I can't be :bleep6:ed to scrape it all off, I bought a book from a company called Petite Properties and in there the author described how to lay it smooth by rolling it out first, anyway we will see ;).

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    Make sure you ask SHMBO before nicking her rolling pin...:avatar:
    look forward to seeing a how to Pete :thumbs:
    Kim
     
  8. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    As head cook and bottle washer here at chez jakesdad, its my rolling pin :avatar:

    Pete.
     
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    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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  10. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Made a start on cladding the new building, I started by sticking the corrugated card on with pva which went fine until I stared on the end wall when the water in the pva caused the card to delaminate. So, a trip into town and I got some spray photo mount, not cheap but it has done the job. Still got some to do but I have had to knock off as my right foot has decided to start playing up :mad:.
    Anyway have a look at the delightful finish so far.
    Warning, you may need to wear sun glasses.

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    Lovely eh?

    I will have another go once my foot stops throbbing!

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
  11. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Well my foot finally stopped throbbing after I pulled the wire brush bristle out of it :facepalm:.
    Any way I went back and glued the other end wall cladding and the on roof. Thats when it all went :bleep6:ts up. After I painted the end wall, the cladding decided to curl up and peel off. I had used a rattle can to paint it and I think the either the thinner in the paint or the propellant caused the problem. Any way, I peeled it all of the end and glued it back with Pritt Stick, it seems to be fine now.
    A few more pic's.

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    I have used some ready mixed black paint sold for kids to patch up where it had got chipped, thats where the patchy lighter blobs are, I've also started fitting the bargeboard/cappings.

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    I have also started on the ventilators, 1 started, 4 more to go!

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    Cheer's, Pete.
     
  12. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Looks the part Pete:thumbs:
     
  13. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    I have had a go with Gormos super glue tip, using it to strengthen paper/card.
    Some of the edges on my new building are susceptible to damage so I have started to strengthen them using super glue and plastruct "I" beam, only done a short bit as I used up all my super glue, I will pick some more up tomorrow.
    Any way a couple of photos.

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    Still loads to do, but at least I have a solid plan now.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
  14. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Looking good Pete :thumbs:
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks Ron, its turning into a bit of a marathon build, maybe I should have gone with embossed plasticard. Still, no turning back now :avatar:.

    Pete.
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    I'm thinking about using some on my sills and lintels as being grey board and paper, could take a knock or two. How have you been applying it Pete ?

    I only want mine on the actual pieces and not down the walls. :avatar:

    Toto
     
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    You never mentioned is was a paint factory outlet :avatar::avatar::avatar:

    It's coming on a treat now, it will be one very impressive building on the layout when finished. :thumbs:
     
  18. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Cheer's Kim :thumbs:.

    Toto, I spread it along the bottom of the card then using an old brush I spread it out. As its a cheapo thin glue I let it run a bit thinking more is best, all it did was run everywhere, I should have used less and let it go further. I don't know if the thicker gel type may be better, whether it would soak in like the runny stuff or not I don't know, on mine its going to be painted over. You could try it on a scrap part and see.
    You've got a lot to do so it is worth experimenting.

    Pete.
     
  19. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    A bit more done. All the window surrounds and the door sorted, as it's supposed to be a roller door I've made a box for the outside where the door go's.

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    I have made the bases for the ventilators, I need to find some plastic pipe to make the tops.

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    A couple of photos that give an idea of the size of the building, I was trying my O gauge 08 shunter for a clearance check.

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    Thats all for now, I will be glad when its done :headbanger:

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
  20. Ron

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    Looking good Pete (and colourful!) :tophat:
     

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