A brewery for Beeston Castle

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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by tom_tom_go » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:45 am

Such patience Rik!

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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by ge_rik » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:58 pm

A couple of weeks since I posted on progress. The walls are now more or less finished and now assembled. Still need to do a bit of filling and scribing on the corners but will soon be ready for painting.
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The components for the canopy and the two lucams are cut out and ready for fitting together and I'm presently slating the main roofs while I wait for the weather to improve so I can get the painting done.

Lost count of how many bricks I've scribed but I think it's 2-3000. Thank goodness I won't need to do those on the back of the building!! :shock:

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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by BorisSpencer » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:08 pm

You must have the patience of a saint, I expect the results to be worth the effort.

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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by Peter Butler » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:06 pm

Just wonderful Rik, such detailed work getting all of the brickwork to look correctly aligned but well worth all the time spent. Making me wish I had room for more myself, but enough is enough!
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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by Dwayne » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:46 pm

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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by ge_rik » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:14 pm

Well, it's been a few weeks since my last update and progress has been slow (but steady) for various reasons. Still a fair bit to do (ridge tiles, barge boards, guttering, painting the canopy, and making doors and bespoke windows), but I think I'm at last on the home-straight.
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Because it will be sited diagonally against a hedge, the building is tapered at the back - this viewpoint will seldom be seen.
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Getting there - albeit slowly :? :roll: ;)

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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by Peter Butler » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:44 pm

Absolutely beautiful work Rik, it is a stunning looking structure and well worth the wait.
The final detailing will make it 'real' but the windows will be a chore unless you can get them 3D printed.
I have used printed window frames and they look just fine, they are also an economical solution.
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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by ge_rik » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:12 pm

Thanks Peter. I was wondering about 3D printed window frames. Did you get a mate to do them, or have you found an online source?

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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by Peter Butler » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:51 pm

Hi Rik, I did get a mate to print the windows but as there are so many printers about at the moment I'm sure there will be someone out there who can help.
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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:33 pm

These guys do great windows:

https://www.jacksonsminiatures.com

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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by ge_rik » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:23 pm

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

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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by ge_rik » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:26 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:33 pm
These guys do great windows:

https://www.jacksonsminiatures.com
Thanks Tom
I used their windows on my engine shed, but I've made the windows on the brewery smaller, so need some bespoke ones, unfortunately.

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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by ge_rik » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:46 pm

If the worst comes to the worst, I will use the mesh from the plastic tennis bats as I did for the water mill .....

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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:04 pm

ge_rik wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:46 pm
If the worst comes to the worst, I will use the mesh from the plastic tennis bats as I did for the water mill .....

https://riksrailway.blogspot.com/2017/1 ... ml#windows

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Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Post by Peter Butler » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:59 pm

If you can't get a satisfactory response please send me the dimensions and quantity and I will ask my friend, He has done items for me with no problem.
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