A brewery for Beeston Castle

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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by gregh » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:56 am

Wow, that is some building. The contrast of the bricks and motor colour is just right.
Does it have a back or just the hedge behind?
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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by ge_rik » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:50 am

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I've found a guy on eBay who sells 3D printed windows. Although these are intended for 00 scale, mine are not too much larger. He indicates he will supply other sizes on request. I've sent him an email with the dimensions for my windows (30mm x 50mm) and am awaiting a response.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123365204480

Fingers crossed.

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Just heard back and he has some in stock which are more or less the right size for £1 each, plus £1 post overall. He will make bespoke ones for a £4 setting up charge, for future reference. His email address is in the ebay post or you can contact him via his ebay shop if anyone else is interested - https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/jwlikestrain ... 7675.l2563

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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by FWLR » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:48 am

Hi Rik. I really don't know how I have missed this thread. What a brilliant idea to make a model out of cardboard first... :thumbright:

The brickwork is excellent Rik, (much better than mine on my garage)....and you have the patience of a Saint doing all that scribing. Love the colours also mate... :thumbright:
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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by ge_rik » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:31 am

gregh wrote:
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Wow, that is some building. The contrast of the bricks and motor colour is just right.
Does it have a back or just the hedge behind?
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At the moment there is no back. I might remedy that once I site it properly, I'll see how much tweaking I need to do to the hedge, first.
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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by gregh » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:44 pm

And what brand of beer will it produce?

BBBB ? named for your 4 stations starting with 'B' ?
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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by ge_rik » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:25 am

I was thinking of Beeston Bitter and Beeston Brown Ale, but BBBB does sound interesting.

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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by ge_rik » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:30 am

Looks like I've been beaten to it, though somehow I don't think they would have had Old Stoatwobbler and The Squirrel's Nuts in 1930s Cheshire.
https://www.beestonbrewery.co.uk/products.html

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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by Peter Butler » Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:29 am

Sounds like a perfect opportunity for some product promotion.... there might be a case of Old Stoatwobbler (wonderful name) in it for you?
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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by ge_rik » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:01 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
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.... there might be a case of Old Stoatwobbler (wonderful name) in it for you?
Must be my age, but the first time I read your comment, I interpreted it as suggesting I might get some sort of infectious disease. .... :?

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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by philipy » Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:21 pm

Sounds like a perfect opportunity for some creative synergistic marketing! "Sell" their products on your line in exchange for a cratefull?

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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by FWLR » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:33 am

Squirrels Nut's...Brilliant, might order some myself...... :lol: :lol:
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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by ge_rik » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:50 pm

Well, it's taken a fair while, but at last I am nearly there!
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Lettering courtesy of 'The Works' - £1.50 a pack of laser cut ply letters (2 complete alphabets per pack)
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Windows, doors, guttering and downspouts now in place (the downspouts were a bit of a mare).
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And now test-fitted in its location at Beeston Castle station.
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Had to cut back the hedge a fair bit and also prune the model a bit to make it fit.
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Need to bed it in properly with a concrete plinth and the track will need to be realigned slightly. Inevitably, there are a few more detailing and touching-up jobs required, but it's more or less complete.

Phew!

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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by philipy » Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:34 pm

Very nice Rik, it already looks as though its part of the landscape.
Those letters were a good find, I must see if our local outlet has any, although that means a special trip and I'm not sure its worth a 16 mile round trip!

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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by Peter Butler » Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:40 pm

That certainly looks impressive and imposing. You make no mention of the windows but clearly they fit and look just right...... a great find!
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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by IanC » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:55 pm

I agree with Peter. Most impressive and imposing.
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