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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:23 pm
by gregh
Phew! is right Rik. What a mammoth job. Brilliant. The curved windows are something special. The siding with the wagon standing make the whole thing look the part. Amazing how it changes a building plonked down, into a true scene.

How did you make the unsupported canopy (surely not a verandah :lol: ) stand up? especially the 'corner'.

With tongue in cheek - is it a UK law that downspouts (downpipes to me) MUST be black? (I notice many houses on TV's 'Escape to the Country" have black ones.)

Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:54 am
by pandsrowe
That is a magnificent building, so realistic and is going to fit into your railway in a very convincing way. I'm not quite sure what you mean by taking a long time, certainly beats any of my projects on timescale and everything thing else for that matter. My only concern is that you must be running out of space on your railway to fit anything else in and then what would you do?

Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:20 am
by ge_rik
Peter Butler wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:40 pm
.......You make no mention of the windows but clearly they fit and look just right...... a great find!
I'll certainly be using him again. The windows are crisp with very little cleaning-up necessary. There are some slight imperfections which show up under macro photography, but these are easily covered with a couple of coats of paint (which I assume is necessary as I doubt the plastic will be UV resistant). Not bad for £1 each!! :thumbright:
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Rik

Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:25 am
by ge_rik
pandsrowe wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:54 am
That is a magnificent building, so realistic and is going to fit into your railway in a very convincing way. I'm not quite sure what you mean by taking a long time, certainly beats any of my projects on timescale and everything thing else for that matter. My only concern is that you must be running out of space on your railway to fit anything else in and then what would you do?
Hi Phil
Difficulty is that the remaining sidings are on the operator side of the railway with very little room left. This means any buildings will be half-relief with their backs to the audience. I'm trying to decide whether to build a boneworks (or a very small part of one) or a sandstone quarry or sand quarry on one of the other new sidings. The latter would be interesting operationally. I was tempted to use real sand but I suspect that would play havoc with mechanisms.

Rik

Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:26 am
by philipy
gregh wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:23 pm

With tongue in cheek - is it a UK law that downspouts (downpipes to me) MUST be black? (I notice many houses on TV's 'Escape to the Country" have black ones.)
I appreciate the tongue in cheek question Greg, but seriously, in Conservation area's there are colour restrictions and particularly with Listed Buildings only a very limited colour palette is usually permitted, but black ironwork is a fairly safe bet!

Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:33 am
by ge_rik
gregh wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:23 pm
How did you make the unsupported canopy (surely not a verandah :lol: ) stand up? especially the 'corner'.
With tongue in cheek - is it a UK law that downspouts (downpipes to me) MUST be black? (I notice many houses on TV's 'Escape to the Country" have black ones.)
Hi Greg
Triangular brackets, superglued to the building with cocktail stick lugs.
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However, I'm wondering if I ought to put in some wrought iron pillars, especially on that corner. I think the triangular brackets would have looked good as fancy wrought iron - another suitable subject for 3D printing?

You're right, old wrought iron downspouts always seem to be painted black. I've assumed that in the 1930s, most utilitarian buildings would have had black paintwork (Halfords satin black).

Rik

Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:24 am
by gregh
ge_rik wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:33 am

Hi Greg
Triangular brackets, superglued to the building with cocktail stick lugs.
Rik
Thanks. Another Hint to be filed away for the future.

Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:35 pm
by Andrew
That really does look fantastic, well done! I love how you've represented the various materials, it all looks just right.

Will the visit of the first train be marked with a suitable ceremony? I guess that would have to involve beer...

Cheers,

Andrew.

Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:39 pm
by ge_rik
Andrew wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:35 pm
Will the visit of the first train be marked with a suitable ceremony? I guess that would have to involve beer...
Well, it would be a travesty not to, wouldn't it?

Rik

Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:44 pm
by tom_tom_go
Amazing building Rik, you could start taking commissions orders with that quality.

Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:38 am
by FWLR
Well Rik, what can I say....SUBERB maybe. Or absolutely flipping BRILLIANT. It is going to put my garage to shame.

I will be putting up it on my thread soon. Just waiting for a bit warmer weather, so I can lacquer it. Anne wouldn't be able to stand the smell from it...And my own chest wouldn't like it also.... :lol: :lol:

Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:51 am
by FWLR
By the way Rik, can you remind me where you got your windows from.

I have also put a search on The Works for those letters, but it dosen't recognise them.....

Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:14 am
by ge_rik
FWLR wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:51 am
By the way Rik, can you remind me where you got your windows from.

I have also put a search on The Works for those letters, but it dosen't recognise them.....
Hi Rod
The source for the windows is - https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/jwlikestrain ... 7675.l2563
He will make them to your own dimensions for an extra £4 setting-up fee.

The last time I was in the Works I couldn't see the letters - they might be something which comes and goes. Hobbycraft do similar letters but they cost a little bit more (£2 for 52 letters)
https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/white-3d-w ... 42194-1008

Rik

Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:07 am
by FWLR
Thanks Rik.

Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:58 pm
by -steves-
What an amazing building Rik, I think you have outdone yourself. I keep looking at the finished product, thinking, how can someone build something as realistic as that! Very well done, looks great on your railway :thumbup: