7mm Pencarrow - Cornish BR(S)

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

  1. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Also being worked on in parallel are the roofs.

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    Grey primer, then some "roof dirt" I had a can of, then a white wash (to keep Stu happy) and then one of the roofs has had a little green added. Still got to finish off the chimneys.

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    Wondering what colour to paint all the doors. Green, blue, brown? Definitely faded and worn.
     
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  2. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Already had an Ivatt tank off Peter. Getting stuff to and fro is a bit of a pain though.
     
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  3. gwrrob

    gwrrob Active Member

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    Wondering what colour to paint all the doors. Green, blue, brown? Definitely faded and worn.[/QUOTE]

    If you go for green you can expect plenty of Shaking Stevens quips.
     
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  4. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    If you go for green you can expect plenty of Shaking Stevens quips.[/QUOTE]

    Yes, but a green door never offends...unlike a pannier :p
     
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  5. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    I wonder whether the rustication (plaster stone-detailing) might not have been painted? Chances are it would have been lime plaster and would have needed some sort of finishing coat, even if only whitewash, to have kept it going. It might actually have been dressed stone, of course, but I would be surprised. Some examples from Norwich in the '30s taken by George Plunkett and shared by Nick Stone on Twitter:

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    Nick_Stone_Westlegate.jpg Note the painted quoining on 6-9 Market Place.



    The former 'Barking Dickey' (Braying Donkey for those not fortunate enough to speak Norfolk) on Westlegate in April, 1939. Note that none of the frames are white - something dad reminds me about as his dad was a painter/decorator and bright white paint was a post-Second-World-War thing (which granddad didn't like very much). A post-war colour picture shows relatively little change in tone, albeit on Middle Street, Yeovil (via Facebook - though the red on that PO van is perhaps a bit strong?):

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    Adam
     
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  6. gwrrob

    gwrrob Active Member

    Yes, but a green door never offends...unlike a pannier :p[/QUOTE]

    :rant:
     
  7. GrahameH

    GrahameH Western Thunderer

    :rant:[/QUOTE]

    :headbang::rant::rant::rant::rant:

    He's going to have to make a "Naughty Step" at the rear of one of the models now !

    PAS ( Pannier Appreciation Society )
     
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  8. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    Not Marty Wilde then?
     
  9. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    It's worth checking out colour photos of street scenes of the period you're modelling. Adam's post shows faded green and blue doors.
     
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  10. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    Just an example - there's also this film (with an appearance by Misha Black of railway styling/District Line moquette fame) from the East Anglian Film Archive. Lots of interesting period details of colouration and details from Magdalen Street, Norwich.

    East Anglian Film Archive: The Story of Magdalen Street, c.1960

    Adam
     
  11. GrahameH

    GrahameH Western Thunderer

    Visual good manners are needed !
     
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  12. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Stu, is this more to your liking?

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    More white added. Just the right hand wharf done so far.

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    (looks like the rest needs another coat for consistency)

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    (not at all easy to get the phone camera to see colours as I do)
     
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  13. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Second attempt at getting better photos...

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    Green stain is where the downpipe is going.

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    Bay window still in primer.

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    Side lean-to roof still in primer.

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    Rear lean-to roof still in primer

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    Chimney a work in progress.
     
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  14. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    To prevent potential out of key singing I've gone for blue for the door. Still a bit more fading to do.

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  15. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    That's better...

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    Had to overexpose the stonework to get the door photo about right.

    Note to self: must paint the underside of the bay window.
     
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  16. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    I must be out of step, I would of gone for faded ex LSWR colours for those two.
     
  17. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    That door has been botch boarded up Peter. Bit of an agricultural application rather than a LSWR survivor.
     
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  18. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    I've just added primer to the remaining doors and windows. What colour do you fancy them being then?
     
  19. Peter Cross

    Peter Cross Western Thunderer

    If ex LSWR a nice faded dark brown. Which tend to have a greyish silvery overtones, well to my eyes anyway.
     
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  20. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    The faded tones at the back of the layout will help with the impression of distance, and will contrast nicely with those funny green coaches.
     
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