7mm Pencarrow - Cornish BR(S)

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

  1. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Guess who can't find one more sheet of Wills corrugated asbestos sheeting to complete the roof? Bottom. :shit:
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  2. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who does such things.
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  3. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Thing is, I know there's another sheet somewhere because I counted up before starting and had enough full and part sheets to redo it. God knows what I've done with it?!

    Oh well, will make the doors instead...
  4. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Did I say doors? Well, got distracted and did the guttering and downpipes instead...


    I've used the downpipes from the 4mm ratio set which scale at a 3" pipe on 7mm. The guttering is U shaped plastic channel.

    Doors are next, honest...
    Last edited: 6 April 2019
  5. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Progressing on the door front....


    Timber sizes and arrangement scaled from a photo in the Southern Nouveau book.

    Need to give the hinge arrangement a good think about. 1 will be closed, 2 open at 90deg and the 4th fully opened against the wall.
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  6. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    It'll turn up after you have purchased another pack.......:)
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  7. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    That's normally the way! Should turn up on Tuesday then.
    Last edited: 6 April 2019
  8. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    It’ll turn up before the delivery.

    After the order is placed of course...
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  9. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Ordered yesterday. Had the missing sheet turned up to today then I could have finished the roof this weekend. No, it will stay hidden until Tuesday.
  10. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    Ah well, Sod’s law rather than Murphy’s
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  11. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Back to the doors...

    All the planking and framing of the front 4 doors is complete:

    The fronts have a metal kick plate and wooden rain strip.

    rps20190407_163042.jpg The rears have all the framing. Doing both sides enables me to keep options open on how to position them.

    A start also made on the locks and catches.

    I also decided that as the doors will be open I needed something at the rear to look through to.
    Two pairs of low relief doors have therefore been knocked up. Seen here clamped flat whilst the framing dries but will then need trimming and sanding. They will be fixed to the inside rear wall (without clamps).

    And no, that's not the missing sheet of roof material they are clamped to...
    Last edited: 7 April 2019
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  12. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    For all the solvent work on the doors I've used this stuff:


    It's a much less aggressive solvent and sods far the doors have not warped. That's a big plus. Being less aggressive it doesn't evaporate very quickly, so you have time to brush on to larger areas.

    On the minus side the lemony smell does spread around the house, the solvent is quite sticky and seems to get everywhere. It also seems to turn the seal on every cap I've had on the bottle to a soft gunk over time.

    Of course it takes a while to grab the plastic. This can be good as it gives you working time but also is a pain if the pieces need to be held whilst this happens.
  13. Peter Insole

    Peter Insole Western Thunderer

    I can never decide which doors or windows to set open - which is why I put hinges on 'em! Then if I change my mind, or the fancy just takes me...


    Love Lane needs an update, so I'll put the door details there.

  14. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Very nice work Pete, will certainly be interested in how you do it.
  15. Peter Insole

    Peter Insole Western Thunderer

    Thank you Chris.

    I've just put up a brief description on the Love Lane thread for you!

    I hope Yorky Dave hasn't stuck his crew room doors on yet either, or none of us will get to see what's up next on telly!

  16. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Door update for those still awake...


    The upper two are the ones that will be fixed to the inside rear wall. They are as done as needs be.

    The lower two pairs are shown will one inside and one outside face. These are for the front of the building and will be positioned in a variety of angles from closed to 180deg open.
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  17. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    What are you using for door knobs?
  18. oldravendale

    oldravendale Western Thunderer

    One of the doors (that which closes first) would have a bolt top and bottom, I believe. The one which closes against it will have only one bolt and this is used to hold the door open.

    The lock then holds the door with one bolt shut.

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  19. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer



    Simple things, but it does mean the provender store can now be completed.
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  20. Stubby47

    Stubby47 Western Thunderer

    New packaging for Wills stuff ?