7mm Pencarrow - Cornish BR(S)

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

  1. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Not overly visible on the layout but I know they are there...



    The method will however be used again on the much more visible louvres on the grain store.
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  2. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    It's the journey, not the destination and you seem to be making it a very enjoyable one.
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  3. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    Magical mystery tour...

    I think it’s great!

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  4. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    No1 daughter did kitchen trashing this morning...


    Flour everywhere. But created these...


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  5. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Yes, really enjoying taking my time with no deadlines. Lots of experimentation on these last few buildings which is fun. At least I'll have something to show at Taunton in 4 weeks!
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  6. Phil O

    Phil O Western Thunderer

    That's pretty much the way we used to make louvres for boiler intakes.
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  7. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    This provender store will be modelled with the doors open. I therefore decided that a hint of roof truss was required...


    Two layers of 60thou with a start of an upright.

    Though the doorway without the roof...

    And with.

    The ends have also had the louvres cleaned and trimmed plus some plywood added between the black framing.
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  8. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    And a few in place on the layout...


    Edit: just noticed the light coming through the louvres in the above photo.

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  9. Stewart

    Stewart Western Thunderer

    What show in Taunton?
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  10. jonte

    jonte Western Thunderer

  11. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    RMweb members day. Stu (Stubby47) is one of the organisers. I'll be demonstrating plastic abuse.
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  12. Phil O

    Phil O Western Thunderer

    Boiler intakes.


    Modern marine boilers are enclosed in two relatively airtight boxes known as the inner and outer casings. Air is sucked in from high up the superstructure by the forces draught blowers and forced into the space between the casings, this warm warms the air before it passes through the registers (a register is a burner) and it then exhausts through the funnel.

    The louvres are to prevent the ingress of water and spray.

    Gas turbines use a similar arrangement, but more complex.
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  13. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    The concrete slab between the blocks and corrugated iron has been added as well as the slab waterproof membrane that can be seen in some prototype photos. The membrane is just a thin strip of black bin bag. Not easy to photograph...

  14. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Just 4 doors to make, two barge boards, one finial, two gutters and two downpipes left now. Then it's the excitement of a coat of primer and some paint.

    Will be an interesting mix of materials: concrete blocks, concrete slab, steel frame, wrinkly tin, plywood, corrugated asbestos, timber and cast iron.

    Should keep me busy at some point!
  15. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Well, the works inspector came down from Exmouth Junction and looked over the nearly completed provender store. Bad news was that although he was happy with the blockwork, concrete base and tin cladding, the roof did not pass muster.

    Failed on gable end extensions being 8" to short (yes, he got his measuring stick out) and the front /rear extension being 3" too little. The instruction was given to take it all off and start again.

    Harsh man!

    So take two:


    Just lightly tacked on to get the end overlaps equalised.
  16. gwrrob

    gwrrob Active Member

    You should have started painting it before he noticed it.:D
  17. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Or distracted him with cake...
  18. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Or got it right in the first place...
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  19. GrahameH

    GrahameH Western Thunderer

    Too late, a certain retired Building Control Officer ( who shall remain nameless ) and follows this thread has already seen it !

    I'm told he does enjoy a nice piece of cake before making his decisions.
    Not that it would sway him being a modeller himself :))
  20. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Penners, Old Boy, I was never in any doubt that you wouldn't be showing something at Taunton............

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