This is how you build outdoor model buildings!

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This is how you build outdoor model buildings!

Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:58 pm



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Re: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!

Post by idlemarvel » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:41 pm

That would be a great educational tool for trainee civil engineers and architects.
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Re: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!

Post by pandsrowe » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:43 am

Well I thought some of the things that we do with garden railways is a bit OTT but this really beats anything that I have seen.
Reminds me in some respects of me as a child with "Brickplayer" used to drive my mother mad with the mess I made with the wallpaper paste type cement that it used. Anyone else here remember it?
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Post by philipy » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:19 am

pandsrowe wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:43 am

Reminds me in some respects of me as a child with "Brickplayer" used to drive my mother mad with the mess I made with the wallpaper paste type cement that it used. Anyone else here remember it?
Yes, I do! I saw the start of this thread last night but didn't have time to say what you've just written. Came on to do it now and saw that you've beaten me to it!

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Re: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!

Post by FWLR » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:47 pm

I think it's superb...

Just think of all the possible builds you could do, far better than Plasticard or foam board. Why, because it's far more realistic..... :sunny: :sunny: :sunny:
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Post by Peter Butler » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:35 pm

Shoddy workmanship which wouldn't survive a single UK winter.
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Re: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!

Post by philipy » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:52 am

Peter Butler wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:35 pm
Shoddy workmanship which wouldn't survive a single UK winter.
Interesting comment Peter and one I don't disagree with. My own thoughts when I watched it were two-fold and along the same lines.:
1) There were only single skin brick walls, no cavities and certainly no cavity insulation, so it would not come near complying with Building Regs.
2) The whole construction method with cast concrete framework, no insulated floors, hollow bricks and external render, diagonally laid bricks in the internal walls, the forest of T-shaped wooden props for supporting the upper floor during construction, the half round roof tiles, all put me instantly in mind of building sites I've seen in Egypt.

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Re: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!

Post by FWLR » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:11 am

It's a model isn't it.......why would it need insulation....... :scratch:
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Re: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!

Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:38 am

They are joking Rod...

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Re: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!

Post by FWLR » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:40 am

Mmmmmmm
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Re: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!

Post by Peter Butler » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:16 pm

tom_tom_go wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:38 am
They are joking Rod...
Oh no I'm not!!!!!
Now you have up-scaled Tom, this is about correct size for you..... try it and let us know how it withstands wet and frosty conditions, you will see what we mean.
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Re: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!

Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:31 pm

Do you keep your buildings outside all year round then?

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Re: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!

Post by Peter Butler » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:59 pm

tom_tom_go wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:31 pm
Do you keep your buildings outside all year round then?
No, not in extreme conditions, but at least I can carry them without risking either hernia or having them fall apart!
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Re: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!

Post by FWLR » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:55 am

Peter Butler wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:59 pm
tom_tom_go wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:31 pm
Do you keep your buildings outside all year round then?
No, not in extreme conditions, but at least I can carry them without risking either hernia or having them fall apart!
.............. :laughing3: :laughing3: ...........
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Re: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!

Post by bikermike » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:42 am

pfffft! real men use wattle and daub...

It actually looks quite French to me (not a reference to the quality, but the concrete frame with brick infill and the use of brick-type panels for the floor and the roman tiles). From the brief bit I've seen, the rebar looks a bit shonky, but that might be limitations of scale. I've always wanted some of the brick builder kits but never got around to it. I think a frame would be too susceptible to ground movement to leave out (Unless you built a very non-scale raft for it to sit on). But a smaller conventional brick structure with double-skin brick and ties might work nicely. Terracotta would weather nicely too.

We're putting up a couple of towers at work - concrete core and and walls, curtain wall system. So, say 3m per floor, which at 16mm/ft gives c150mm per floor, a 20 storey block would be 3m tall. wonder if I can persuade the cladders to do me a scale set of cladding... Anyone got a teeny augur piling rig I can borrow...

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