Crowfoot Light Railway 2020 spring clean in progress

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Crowfoot Light Railway 2020 spring clean in progress

Post by andymctractor » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:56 pm

Just a quick showing.
The Hungry Dragon pub is a 16mm/ft resin kit from Pendle Valley though not constructed in accordance with the instructions. The photo shows it in its planned location after the winter has been washed from the railway and the fresh spring growth has yet to fill in some of the gaps.
There are a number of accessories that together with this model and others were intended to see the light of day at our May 2020 open day, which of course has had to be postponed.
The small building in the foreground is a crossing keepers cottage also make from a Pendle Valley kit. The crossing gates are missing in this photo.
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Re: Crowfoot Light Railway 2020 spring clean in progress

Post by Peter Butler » Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:25 pm

This is the first time I have seen the Crossing Keepers Cottage kit as supplied from Pendle Valley, it is made from parts of their Station building kit which I modified and sent an image to them to show the changes made. It was agreed they could market the new design and they have done so.
This is the one I made.....
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The rest of the station building ended up like this....
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Post by LNR » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:13 am

The pub certainly looks right at home there Andy, good to see another railway coming alive again.
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Post by philipy » Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:49 am

Nice job Andy, thanks for showing us.

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Post by Andrew » Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:30 am

The pub looks excellent, and it really suits that location. The locals must be looking forward to being able to visit again...

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Post by andymctractor » Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:06 pm

Andrew wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:30 am
The pub looks excellent, and it really suits that location.
Andrew.
The original plan was for this location to be used for a Cain Howley church but that is still unfinished and will now be elsewhere on the railway.
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Post by gregh » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:05 am

What a great looking railway. Even though the stone buildings are a bit 'foreign' to my antipodean eyes, I'd love to visit that pub and maybe have some scrumpy.
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Post by FWLR » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:34 am

Fantastic looking building Andy. Really is looking the part in the location.
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Re: Crowfoot Light Railway 2020 spring clean in progress

Post by FWLR » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:37 am

Peter Butler wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:25 pm
This is the first time I have seen the Crossing Keepers Cottage kit as supplied from Pendle Valley, it is made from parts of their Station building kit which I modified and sent an image to them to show the changes made. It was agreed they could market the new design and they have done so.
This is the one I made.....
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The rest of the station building ended up like this....
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Once again Peter, your'e skills at turning things into a work of art are outstanding. Truly someone who has a magic touch when it comes to builds..
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Post by andymctractor » Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:44 am

Peter Butler wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:25 pm
This is the one I made.....
Looks good.
A niggle I have with Pendle kits is the downpipes cast on as part of the walls especially when the casting isn't very effective. Previously, with the engine shed and goods shed I have hacked off the cast on versions and cleaned out the mortar courses to smarten this up. Where this idea falls down is where I need to construct rainwater goods at a later date and haven't.
The downpipes on the pub were left on and they don't look too bad.
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Re: Crowfoot Light Railway 2020 spring clean in progress

Post by andymctractor » Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:53 am

gregh wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:05 am
What a great looking railway. Even though the stone buildings are a bit 'foreign' to my antipodean eyes, I'd love to visit that pub and maybe have some scrumpy.
Coming from you that is a great compliment. Thanks.
By the way, The Hungry Dragon pub is located 'somewhere in Wales' and while they will probably sell cider, if you wish for some real scrumpy, you might be tempted to venture south of the Severn Estuary and find some seedy joint in one of the port areas of Devon. At least there were some there in the 1970s. The real stuff is probably illegal now. :shock:
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Re: Crowfoot Light Railway 2020 spring clean in progress

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:54 pm

Andy, agreed about the cast down-pipes, although if the building is constructed to plan they should be in the correct position, plus they are stronger than separately attached ones.
My only criticism about any resin structure is they tend to shed paint, unlike HIP structures which retain even acrylic, without varnish, with no problems.
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Post by andymctractor » Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:52 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:54 pm

My only criticism about any resin structure is they tend to shed paint, unlike HIP structures which retain even acrylic, without varnish, with no problems.
I don't have a problem with shedding paint but this could be because I take my buildings into storage at the end of an operating session or a few days of operating. This involves a lot of effort but I enjoy setting things up differently each time and I also have the problem of a large golden retriever who does a nightly patrol through everything that is left out. I know you put yours away for the winter but you leave them out in the warmer months, as I understand anyway.
Other than this I always file and sand clean all resin castings and other parts (even if the manufacturer says it isn't necessary) and wash with sugar soap before construction. After basic construction I then prime them with car primer and then use either enamel or acrylic paints to finish and often matt varnish over any decals or small details.
I do have three buildings that stay out all the time. One is a Cain Howley pill box another is a jigstones built hut I painted with masonry paint tester pots and the third a Cain Howley church which I have had for years and haven''t fitted all the bits to and haven't painted yet. They've stood the test of time.
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Re: Crowfoot Light Railway 2020 spring clean in progress

Post by andymctractor » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:09 am

More buildings getting the treatment.
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My latest full build in progress is this Kippo model. Most buildings on the CLR are stone or timber.
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This stationary steam engine was intended to be viewable from the open door of the mining company offices, but I inadvertently glued up the floor and couldn't get it in. Ongoing project to find a place where it can be clearly viewed.
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Here is the mining company offices. A bit to the right can be seen the locations for the buildings on Bramley Bank Stn.
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Here can be seen the low profile factory that started life as the background to Crowfoot Stn. but is here on the approach to Bramley Bank, where I think it will stay. Hope the 12"/ft foliage gets a move on.
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Re: Crowfoot Light Railway 2020 spring clean in progress

Post by Peter Butler » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:15 am

The paint finish on the factory building is superb! Never heard of Kippo Models, just about to look up now.
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