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Discussion in 'Area 51' started by Yorkshire Dave, 30 May 2016.
I just wanted to get away from the 'pristine' buildings, add detail not often seen and create something more appropriate to the late 1960's
As yet I don't have a layout to use this building but the O scale Dapol LT pannier may kick start a London Transport based layout. I keep looking at the Leslie Green style station buildings with the oxblood glazed bricks - which is definitely a scratchbuild job.
You’ve done a cracking job there. As for the station building, watch this space.
Love it Dave. The Love Lane won't be that battered.
We have had some Ogee gutters cast for our buildings. They would Have looked good on here - apologies for mentioning earlier.
Well, here it is. The completed model (apart from the scenery around the base which will come later).
Some gutter detail
Broken chimney pot debris
And on the stack
True scale? If so how do I order?
Wow - gulp.
I like the rough texture of the slates but cannot think what material you might have used - or is it achieved by lead pencil effect?
a buddleia growing out of a crack? The ridge tiles are very effective.
Fabulous. A standard to which to aspire.
The slates are those provided in the kit and they are cut from Daler-Rowney slate coloured pastel card.
After sticking the strips to the roof I then hit them with a scalpel handle and other assorted small blunt instruments to add at bit more relief as in reality slate doesn't cleave smoothly. However it appears smooth from distance. After this they were painted/washed with a mixture of grey/blue acrylic paint.
Once dry I they lightly drybrushed the slates with a blue and buff colour.
Ridge tiles - good of you to say so - I was trying to simulate lead flashing as it was lightly drybrushed with gunmetal.
I noticed this on some buildings around Old St when I was working there a couple of weeks ago - the advantage of working in a 8th floor office. I was able to study the slate roofs on some of the lower buildings and notice some had lead flashing ridges which were lighter in colour than the slate.
Lead flashing although it oxidises, as my neighbour pointed out, can leech and it's this (as a poison) which reduces the chances of lichens and mosses growing.
And finally... thank you for the interest and comments.
As they say.... watch this space - there are a couple more structures on their way .
Your neighbour obviously hasn’t visited Merseyside, Dave. Either that or the vegetation has mutated
Fabulous attention to detail.
It’s not only the vegetation...
(An ex resident of the one-eyed city)
Spent the weekend down in Bristol and PX'd all my Olympus OM 35mm gear (3 cameras and assorted lenses) for two Fuji lenses to go with the recently acquired Fuji XPro-1 camera courtesy of Steph D.
The following day we winged a trip so see how far west we could get and have a reasonable day so we ended up in Kingswear. The final leg by steam train from Paignton hauled by some blue GW thingy called Ted II.
However the best was this one - a pannier tank in true colours entering Kingswear (it's a shame they polished the safety valve casing brass instead of leaving it LT maroon . Added to which they should have retained the LT duty number brackets on the smokebox door and tripcock gear).
PS Kingswear Castle
Anyway it was a lazy day with the Kingswear beer festival, a pub lunch accompanied by some live Jazz, a trip across to Dartmouth on the ferry and testing the new toy and it's lenses.
Aye-up - even saw t'Northern Belly Belle charter train from Cardiff t'Par.
No, not Captain W E Johns unpublished Sicilian adventures of his famous pilot - but two Intentio kits on the bench...
One to complete this - Biggleswade GNR goods yard weighbridge office (photo from Biggleswade History Society website).
The kit contents - the weighbridge plate is in addition to the standard GNR weighbridge office kit.
I called by the Vintage Carriage Trust Museum at Ingrow today to visit their magazine store (paper ones, naturally) to search the back numbers and purchased this issue....
...... as it contained this plan of Biggleswade GNR Weighbridge Office
And the other kit is the standard SR concrete footbridge......
This is a mixture of laser cut MDF for the supports and Trotec acrylic for the sides and steps. I've never come across Trotec before and it'll be interesting working with this and finding out what sticks it together.
Also thrown in were these - and I thought it was 1st April - GW signs . These are also cut from Trotec acrylic white and black sheets. The direction signs are all right (or left) handed. A useful addition would be a left (or right) hand variant.
More to come.....
Those plans for the Weighbridge hut are incorrect. The roof pitch in the drawings doesn't represent the actual building. Philip says in the article that a roof pitch of 50degress is unusual. He is right, because the roof pitch isn't!