Bow Creek Wharf. S7

Discussion in 'S7 Group' started by eastsidepilot, 29 December 2012.

  1. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Windows going in... I should be building buildings for Bow Creek ideally :rolleyes: and then I could build a building within the model buildings on the layout :confused::confused::confused::eek::eek::eek::)):)):))....

  2. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Very exciting!

  3. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    You need a model of your building in your building, and a model building in that building, and a model building in that building, and a model building in that building, and a...
  4. oldravendale

    oldravendale Western Thunderer

    It's now a bit hackneyed, but 'er indoors has done that with her dolls house......

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  5. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer, 'er indoors, got her camera out and caught me and my trusty Tom Cat ' Tommy ' getting the job finished.
    Hope your not bored with this yet :)).


    Fascia, soffit, roof sheets and barge boards next.

    By the way he's called Tommy because he was born in 2018, centenary year of the end of WW1.

  6. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Get on with it, want to come round and see Bow Creek..!

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  7. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Yes we do!
  8. geoff_nicholls

    geoff_nicholls Western Thunderer

    I'm using a similar technique, though with different materials. Those card-stiffened envelopes MRJ comes in are very useful.
  9. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Hang on ! hang on! Bett's gotta' make the cakes yet :D
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  10. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Roof sheets and ridge turned up today so I "got on with it" :D...arrived at 10.30, all done by 18.00


    Good timing by the cl 90 driver in the distance on a Norwich - Liverpool St. service. :)

  11. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Just in time before the rain arrives...

    Is it all water tight now?

  12. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Yep, just barge boards, soffits and a door and frame to finish externally :)

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  13. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    All done externally barring the guttering, water butt and soak away.
    With some grateful help from Sopwith Steve and John Watson my lathe and profile miller are now housed, spent today building the bench for the lathe.
    So to all my patient customers awaiting re-profiled wheels and conversions I shall be up and running soon.
    Also managed to stand the baseboards up for Bow Creek Wharf and start thinking about the extended layout that links the wharf.

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  14. 7mmMick

    7mmMick Western Thunderer

    Looks fantastic Col, very exciting stuff indeed :thumbs:
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  15. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Cheers Mick,
    Still some way to go, need to put in the wiring for a ring main and lighting. Anyone on WT have any experience with sparks, I need to run an armoured cable from the house to the workshop, about 40'- 0" max. Not a problem in it's self but I need to find out what size cable ?

  16. mickoo

    mickoo Western Thunderer

    First off you need to know your predicted load, but I'd start with 6mm² as a minimum and work form there. You'll also need to size the outgoing fuse as well, an RCD is probably mandatory these days.

    One thing to consider is that this work is part P work and is notifiable to the local authorities by law. You can notify yourself but the cost is quite high, if caught with no notification or certificate then the fine is/was....long time since I bashed cables....£5000

    Personally, and I am an electrician, I'd get some one in, if only to give you rough pricing and options, some electricians are more than happy to let you dig the garden up and run the cable and they come along and do the connections and testing. Given the tightening on the law with electrical regulations I'd rather just pay someone these days for domestic work unless it's a simple socket change or spur.

    Stupid really as my qualifications allow me to work on 600V + on machines capable of killing not one but several people in one go, but I can't put a new ceiling rose up or extend a ring main in a domestic property. Having said that, small works have been relaxed recently, but I'd need to get my notes out from the recent IEE course to be sure exactly what I can and cannot do without notification and/or part P certification.
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  17. Flying saucer

    Flying saucer New Member

    Looks amazing you have done that quick
  18. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    When is the workshop grand opening? :drool:
  19. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Decided to spend the afternoon working one of my own projects, not done that in an age.!:(

    As mentioned earlier in this thread one of the river side buildings got a damaged chimney stack so I have repaired it and started to finish the roof of
    Braithwaite and Dean's premises.
    Ridge tiles and some preliminary weathering also added.

  20. Susie

    Susie Western Thunderer

    Those tiles are looking good Col! Do I recognize them?