Tom's station building

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Re: Tom's station building

Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:52 am

I have used large domed rivets for door knobs, they can be chemically blackened!

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Re: Tom's station building

Post by Andrew » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:23 pm

The doorknob on this one's a pin pinched from the sewing drawer. There's a name for them I think, but I've forgotten what it it...

No, no plans to add lighting Rod, I wouldn't inflict my electrics on Tom! The roof will be removable though, so the inside could be detailed and illuminated at a later date.

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Post by FWLR » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:59 am

Thanks Andrew and Tom, both great ideas.... :thumbright:
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Re: Tom's station building

Post by invicta280 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:01 pm

Love that design.

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Post by Paulus » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:33 pm

Very sharp looking station building. Any more progress on it since the last post? (Forgive me but I am just very curious to the end result :D )

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Re: Tom's station building

Post by Andrew » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:49 pm

Paulus wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:33 pm
Very sharp looking station building. Any more progress on it since the last post? (Forgive me but I am just very curious to the end result :D )
Not much progress, but I stuck the corrugated roof on last week... It just needs a little filling and sanding and it'll be ready for painting, but that'll be by spray can, so I'll need to wait for better weather...

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Re: Tom's station building

Post by tom_tom_go » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:05 pm

No rush Andrew :thumbup:

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Re: Tom's station building

Post by IanC » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:32 pm

Andrew wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:49 pm
Paulus wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:33 pm
Very sharp looking station building. Any more progress on it since the last post? (Forgive me but I am just very curious to the end result :D )
Not much progress, but I stuck the corrugated roof on last week... It just needs a little filling and sanding and it'll be ready for painting, but that'll be by spray can, so I'll need to wait for better weather...

Cheers,

Andrew.
Spray cans at the ready here too, waiting for the better weather.
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Re: Tom's station building

Post by FWLR » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:27 am

Andrew wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:49 pm
Paulus wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:33 pm
Very sharp looking station building. Any more progress on it since the last post? (Forgive me but I am just very curious to the end result :D )
Not much progress, but I stuck the corrugated roof on last week... It just needs a little filling and sanding and it'll be ready for painting, but that'll be by spray can, so I'll need to wait for better weather...

Cheers,

Andrew.
If I know you Andrew, it will be painted with the same excellent skill you used on my wagons.
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Re: Tom's station building

Post by Andrew » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:23 am

Hi folks,

Having completed a few details and undertaken a little filling and sanding, yesterday evening it was finally dry and warm enough to start painting. It was a little windy in my favoured spraying position on the front path, and I only narrowly avoided spraying both my trousers and the car, but I managed to apply several coats of Plasticote primer:

Station building in primer.jpg

The window frames have been removed temporarily - the type I'm using are great like that, very convenient for painting. It did occur to me that a ticket office type window might look good in the office part of the building, but that wouldn't be in keeping with the original so I've resisted the temptation...

If the weather holds I'll try to start getting the top coats on over the next few days - a sort of beigey-cream I'm afraid, not lurid Hornby yellow!

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Re: Tom's station building

Post by philipy » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:32 am

That is really coming along well.

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Re: Tom's station building

Post by RobRossington » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:33 pm

Oh that’s lovely!

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Re: Tom's station building

Post by tom_tom_go » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:50 pm

It certainly looks like the Hornby R500 station halt I had as a kid now in 1:19 scale!

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Re: Tom's station building

Post by ge_rik » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:53 pm

Wunderbar!
I like the little details such as the bolts holding the corrugated sheets down on the roof!

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Re: Tom's station building

Post by Andrew » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:57 pm

ge_rik wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:53 pm
Wunderbar!
I like the little details such as the bolts holding the corrugated sheets down on the roof!

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