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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:56 pm

A smoke generator in the chimney for the wood burner would be very atmospheric blowing into the cold air with those lights on.

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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by Andrew » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:24 pm

tom_tom_go wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:56 pm
A smoke generator in the chimney for the wood burner would be very atmospheric blowing into the cold air with those lights on.
Great idea!

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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:50 pm

If you do want to fit one Rod get one that is for model building use as if you fit one that is intended for a locomotive it will pump out too much smoke and look like the wood burner is being used to burn illegal documents!

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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by FWLR » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:50 am

Great idea Tom, never thought about that. I am going to build a brick chimney at the back of the office, so I will need to find a cheap smoke generator so I can get some dimensions and work it in.
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by BertieB » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:15 am

Andrew wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:53 am
Loving the lighting Rod, it looks wonderful! Those pools of light are so atmospheric, you've got it just right - it made me think of Edward Hopper...
Those of you with a busy lineside streetscape could add one of these, flashing light and all...

(There's a whole subculture of this stuff, a lot of it very well done)


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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by FWLR » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:41 am

Andrew wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:53 am
Loving the lighting Rod, it looks wonderful! Those pools of light are so atmospheric, you've got it just right - it made me think of Edward Hopper...

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Thanks Andrew. It took a bit of work getting the wiring sorted, getting better at soldering in tight places.... :lol: :lol:

Enlighten me please on Edward Hopper.... :scratch:
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by SimonWood » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:24 am

BertieB wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:15 am
Those of you with a busy lineside streetscape could add one of these, flashing light and all...
I shall be adding one of those. I'm tempted by the Pendle Valley one, with optional flashing unit.

I'm not planning a busy streetscape, but I don't think that's necessary. It'll fit in anywhere in time and space.

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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by Andrew » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:09 am

FWLR wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:41 am
Enlighten me please on Edward Hopper.... :scratch:
EH was an American painter in the first half of the 20th Century, lots of isolated figures looking lost and lonely in big cities etc - see https://www.edwardhopper.net/

The atmospheric pools of light you've created in your garage, and your little chap working on his own in the office made me think of his work - here's another favourite:

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The female figures in his paintings were always modelled by his wife, incidentally...

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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by FWLR » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:15 am

Thank you Andrew. I like the way he uses light at different times of the day to show how it gives atmosphere to his painting. Also they are giving us an insight into how we live day by day, although the pace of life was slower in his day, I guess anyone who was to try and paint the same way now, would show us a different pace in how we live.



I like these, although there are some brilliant paintings and I don't want to turn this into an art thread. Maybe start another thread in "Off Topic".
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I am not an art critic by the way.. :lol: I do like to see great paintings though.
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by FWLR » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:55 am

It's been sometime since I updated my thread because of things happing with me. I won't bore you with the why's. Most members know anyway.

Since doing the office, I started on the chimney. I wanted to make it out of real bricks, so I made a start, please bare in mind I never could lay bricks and the following photos will attain the way it looks like a dogs hind leg.

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This is the smoke generator I used, I think it does a good job. You will notice that I also put the roof on the office. The clear corrugated sheet was also acquired from Bole Laser Craft.

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I said I wasn't a brickie.... :lol: :lol:



Next was putting some guttering and downpipes on. Looking online I thought even though what I found available are extremely good. I thought because of the length of my garage it would be expensive. Funds and all that...
I started with some 5mm plastic pipe and I made a jig for them and cut in the middle of it, putting a steel ruler there to make sure they were cut fairly straight....

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Anyway I won't bore you with how I made the downpipes with photos, but it was just simply putting some bigger bore pipe over the intended downpipes.
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:01 am

Video of the smoke generator running possible please?

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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by philipy » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:16 am

FWLR wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:55 am

Looking online I thought even though what I found available are extremely good. I thought because of the length of my garage it would be expensive. Funds and all that...
I started with some 5mm plastic pipe and I made a jig for them and cut in the middle of it, putting a steel ruler there to make sure they were cut fairly straight....
1/2 round styrene extrusions are available in a number of sizes and 330mm and 1000mm lengths, at a pretty reasonable price, and its a lot easier than cutting tube (with less wastage if you are anything like me!)
https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/ac ... -tube.html

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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:27 am

I really like your chimney Rod, it has the appearance of age and many repairs during its years of work. Plastic tube and rod (of the plastic kind) are available in assorted sizes and large packs from China at very reasonable prices. They are useful for so many things once you have them. I have used the same process as you on my structures, cutting the tube in half in a band-saw.... possibly less hazardous than a sharp blade on a smooth surface?
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by ge_rik » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:46 am

Ingenious way of making guttering, Rod. And that chimney looks brilliant. It's going to make a mighty fine model when it all comes together.

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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by Andrew » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:58 pm

I love the brickwork, it looks fantastic! Might have to give that a try sometime...The finished garage is going to look great.

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