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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by jim@NAL » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:59 pm

https://youtu.be/PbhFZx7yfL8

Its just about finished .it should run smother after the motor has run in. Just one window too paint and it can go outside

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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by ge_rik » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:12 am

Nicely done. I like the way the beam sweeps around the room.

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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by FWLR » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:50 am

Well done Jim, great job. Now into the garden for some running on your line... :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by jim@NAL » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:06 pm

Got the lighthouse in place this weekend. It works great had it going for 4 hours last night .But I have noticed 3 of my building that I sprayed with textured paint have not done too well and the paint has peeled off .I will post some pictures tomorrow
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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:46 pm

What do your neighbours think of it when it's on? :mrgreen:

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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by jim@NAL » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:53 pm

Ha ha I dread to think .thay are not the most freandy people.

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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:53 pm

You should keep it on all night then!

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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:57 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
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You should keep it on all night then!

... and fit a fog-horn!
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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by FWLR » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:34 am

Peter Butler wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:57 pm
tom_tom_go wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:53 pm
You should keep it on all night then!

... and fit a fog-horn!
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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by jim@NAL » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:54 pm

On too the next building made from celetex I had left over from work. And 2 ikea chopping boards for the roof .syrofoam bricks and I won a load of windows on e bay .not sure what this building will be yet .
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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by ge_rik » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:47 pm

The inhabitants should be nice and warm in winter .... :lol:

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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by jim@NAL » Thu May 02, 2019 10:37 pm

A little more progress tonight. Still not sure what this building will be yet but we shall see. Iv put the stones in to look like flint there are a lot of buildings near where I live are flint and brick some are flint and chalk blocks.so I'm sort of Copying this .iv glued the bricks in with Ct1 a very strong mastic the stones are guled in with ct1 as well .iv then filled in the gaps with waterd down pva .the whole building will be given a several coats of car spray paint .then wheather sheld house paint. Hopefully this will last outside. This building is not going to cost me a lot the celetex was left over from a job at work I bought 4 sheets of syrofoam for 13 pounds. The ct1 is from work I have paid for that but I buy 16 at a time so get it cheap .the roof is ikea chopping boards 2 pounds eatch .I already had the pva and iv already got the paint for it from leftovers from work .the windows u got on e bay 20 pounds for a big box and iv only used a few
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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by jim@NAL » Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:56 pm

So over the past few evenings in managed to get one of my buildings nerly finished apart from the roof.its made to look old and very wheatherd. It's hard to get a good picture in the light inside with my camra phone il get some better pictures in the daylight
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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by Peter Butler » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:00 pm

I like it Jim, you have a new and innovative approach to your buildings, which is refreshing. It is a bit like placing modern art against old masters..... they both work well in the eye of the beholder.
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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by ge_rik » Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:24 am

Are you planning to leave it out all year or bring it inside between sessions or over winter? It looks as if it should be fairly weatherproof. I like the idea of a water works. Don't often see them modelled and yet they must be part of many communities.

Hmmmm.... You've got me thinking. Chemical supplies, occasional deliveries of silver sand, heavy machinery such as pumps once in a while....

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