7mm Pencarrow - Cornish BR(S)

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by Pencarrow, 1 March 2016.

  1. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    In another example of loosing the plot I've just cut a load of individual ridge tiles from L section plastic and have sat them on a bed of mortar (filler).


    Gives more of a wobbly alignment I think. Some tidying up to do but I'll wait until it's all set.
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  2. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    Rotting, warped wood?

    ‘Ee’s good at that...
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  3. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Bit of tidying up to do on the roofs and then they can go into primer.



    Next task will be starting to paint the buildings. Looking forward to that!
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  4. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    Aren’t we all? :thumbs:
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  5. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Very nice, Old Boy.

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  6. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Borrow away, I doubt it's an original idea but it seemed worth giving it a go. Tricky bit is trimming the excess bits out without trashing the bit you want and distorting the frame.

    I'll see what I can do.
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  7. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    Now where have I heard that before?

    Ahhh SWMBO.
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  8. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    You know me, just making it up as I go along. :D
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  9. mickoo

    mickoo Western Thunderer

    Shame you didn't mention this on Saturday, I've an etch going off tonight/tomorrow morning and theres space on there for some windows. They'd be full etch frames with half etch bars and all three in one with fold lines at the back to make a one piece bay window set up. More than happy to add them if you can give me the dimensions so I can draw them up this evening and not delay the delivery of the art work. Also no problems if you decide not to but the offer is there.

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  10. Phil O

    Phil O Western Thunderer

    Those rooves look suitably rustic, excellent modelling!!
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  11. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Thanks to all for suggestions and offers of help - what a great forum this is.

    I did persist with bastardising the etched mesh and managed to get this far:


    Considering a few days ago I thought this was a window option too far for me, I think it's come out OK.

    I'm going to leave it to harden up before adding the remaining woodwork and replacing the roof. The original roof came off with the usual tool abuse as I decided it would be easier to install the windows to the balcony base and build up.

    It's been a battle and I certainly wouldn't want to do many like that by the method I've used. Etching would definitely be the preferred option there.

    I'm talking to Mickoo off-thread about the possibility of etching other metal framed windows in a certain large building I started in 2013. Thanks to Mick for his offer.
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  12. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    And a few in place...


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  13. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    Chris that window looks brilliant well worth the effort.
  14. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Still your fault. Do you not prefer the one covered in wrinkly tin?
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  15. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    Well now you come to mention it. The wriggly tin will look good now we all know the window has been done properly
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  16. gwrrob

    gwrrob Active Member

    Magnificent modelling chap. Very Allan Downes like.
  17. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    That's what were on here for.... assisting and gleaning... (well, plagiarising really ;)).

    Well worth it - the frames have the look as if has been there centuries. When it comes to glazing you'll have to leave a few lights unglazed where they have broken or dropped out.
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  18. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    agreed - they do have that certain eroded/corroded look to them.
  19. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    That's my rubbish filing down that is. :D

    It is quite small though...

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  20. Threadmark: Wharf bay window

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Hopefully that's the bay window done ready for a spot of paint.


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