7mm GWR Pagoda Hut kit...

Discussion in 'Workbenches, including workshop techniques.' started by LarryG, 10 October 2019.

  1. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    I have constructed this Intentio kit for a GWR Pagoda kit to assist others and also act as review. As usual with this manufacturer, the parts were a precision fit. Below is a real one...

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    I first of all built the basic internal box on the floor provided using UHU Wood Glue from a tube...
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    Before the walls had set, I placed the ceiling in position (BUT NOT GLUED) just to ensure everything would fit together again once it had been removed later on...
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    The roof spine was assembled and the PVA glue left to partially set for 5 minutes...
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    Then the roof spine was glued into the slots in the ceiling...
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    Then followed the four corners struts...
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    The corrugated skin was glued to the front of the building with Evostik Impact and pressed into position while the glue was wet to allow for movement. It is vital at this stage to ensure this skin lines up perfectly with the top and bottom of the building and the window apertures...
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    Using the same process, follow this with the two end walls...
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    .....And finally the back wall. This corrugated card is precision cut and will line up perfectly at the corner...
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    To be continued...
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  2. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Corrugated roof time...

    Each roof section was held at an angle to the workbench and the brass handle of a Kraft knife gently moved back and forth until a curve was formed. Too much pressure will form a kink so be aware...

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    I commenced with an end section glued in place with Evostik. Ensure there is an equal overlap of the walls....
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    Evostik was applied to the forming struts and the corrugated roof put in place while the glue was wet. Having made an imprint on the card roof, draw it away from the truts but leave it attached to the wall. Allow the glue to dry for half a minute then press the roof back into position. Check that everything is square...
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    With the roof on, I ran a bead of UHU wood glue along the joins and rubbed it into the join with the finger before removing the excess with a small screwdriver....
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    The basic product ready for detailing...
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    I intend having the doors open and so the internal strengthening ribs were attached to the outer corrugated skin with wood glue. Wood is provided to strengthen the doors if they are to be fixed in a closed position. There is also provision for making a hut without windows. This is as far as the kit goes.....
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    I consider this to be a fine kit that makes sensible use of fine corrugated board, which I personally found much easier to use than plastic sheet. It is also self-supporting between formers.

    To be continued by adding further detail...
    Last edited: 10 October 2019
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  3. Focalplane

    Focalplane Western Thunderer

    Thanks, Larry, for sharing this. I don't see the need for one in the centre of Birmingham but the corrugated board could be very useful on other buildings.
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  4. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Plenty in stock!!
  5. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Beyond the kit...

    A scale 6 inch plank from 30thou Plastikard was glued on the front and two ends to take guttering....

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    Guttering was made from 80 thou Plastikard by rounding off one edge before it was cut from the sheet. Then it was attached to the backing timbers with Mekpak...
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    10 thou Plastikard was used for the tin ridge tile. The top of it is slightly higher than the corrugated roof and was glued on with Evostik...
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    A piece of Evergreen 2.5mm diameter rod was glued on top with Mekpak...
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    Half-round corner strips were made from 40thou Plastikard and attached with Evostik....
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    I made the mistake of leaving the roof in place yesterday and stray PVA has glued it firmly in place! Thank goodness the glazing can be fitted from the outside. Finished ready for painting .....
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    Last edited: 12 October 2019
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  6. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Some progress but the job has stopped while another is tackled....
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  7. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Precision Paint arrived this morning, so I set-to and finished off the Intentio pagoda hut.

    After painting and gluing on the doors, Plastikard hinges were set 5mm from the top of the doors and 9mm from the bottom using Loctite....
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    Last edited: 15 October 2019
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  8. Focalplane

    Focalplane Western Thunderer

    Well, Larry, that takes the biscuit!
  9. P A D

    P A D Western Thunderer

    As far as I'm concerned he can gave the whole tin!

    What about the finials and other fancy bits on the ridge? Does the kit provide anything for those - etchings maybe?
  10. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    It is a kit in progress and I imagine it will be released as a complete kit in due course. The Pagoda was built from parts I was sent and I remarked where I have added the rest (as far as I can go). I would think a metal etching is is a necessity for the ridge. Photos in BR days show that not all Pagodas had finials, but then these buildings did differ quite a lot.
  11. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Thanks Larry, you’ve done a cracking job on this build. The additional parts you’ve added really brings the kit together.