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Re: Refreshment building

Post by ge_rik » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:32 am

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Have found someone online who will laser-cut the cast iron filigree panel above the door - as with all my constructions, the panel is 'inspired' by the original

If you are adventurous & can live with the thickness, this may be a solution. Results look pretty good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NntLi4KcLlI

Tim

PS great prototype & enjoying the modeling.
Thanks Tim. I did consider brass etching, but as the laser guy has already made me some platform seats with PLR monogram supports I thought I'd see if he was up for the challenge. He's working on it now.

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Re: Refreshment building

Post by markoteal » Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:40 pm

Yes - I love it and the fact you can walk along virtually all the line spotting clues is great - as well as getting a bracing walk around the dunes and down the rye channel back to the links station makes it a favourite family walk with the dogs

I also crave a small Bagnell like Victoria and Camber -
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they look great and are very narrow gauge - but like you say, so small so that getting batteries into one would be a challenge - who knows as technology drives LiPo batteries smaller we may yet get the chance!

Looking at the pic, I do wonder if a RH Billy could be a good starting point - way beyond my skill level but would be interesting to know if anyone has ever tried
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Re: Refreshment building

Post by ge_rik » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:48 pm

markoteal wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:40 pm
Yes - I love it and the fact you can walk along virtually all the line spotting clues is great - as well as getting a bracing walk around the dunes and down the rye channel back to the links station makes it a favourite family walk with the dogs

I also crave a small Bagnell like Victoria and Camber -
tram_f.jpg

they look great and are very narrow gauge - but like you say, so small so that getting batteries into one would be a challenge - who knows as technology drives LiPo batteries smaller we may yet get the chance!

Looking at the pic, I do wonder if a RH Billy could be a good starting point - way beyond my skill level but would be interesting to know if anyone has ever tried
I've not seen that pic of one of the Bagnalls. Even smaller than I remember.

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Re: Refreshment building

Post by markoteal » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:18 pm

Yes Camber was the smallest of the two loco - Victoria was bought to add a bit more umpf.

The pic which I found on the internet, is included on one of my fav books which helps fire my knowledge and enthusiasm of the line - cover the history, rolling stock & station diagrams - the full works

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Rye-Ca ... 1871980267

Well worth a nudge to someone close for any 16mm'ers Birthday or Christmas presents

Interestingly (and tantalisingly if you believe in miracles) both locos were sold to scrappers but there are no confirmed images of both locos being cut up - who knows, one may turn up in garage in Sussex or Kent one of these days - there is always hope! ;)
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Re: Refreshment building

Post by ge_rik » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:46 pm

Got a bit further with this. Now painted (but looking far too pristine for my railway so will be 'distressed' before too long). Awaiting delivery of the filigree panel to go above the door and need to add the nameboards and enamel signs.
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Re: Refreshment building

Post by philipy » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:40 pm

That refreshment Room is looking very 'tasty'. ( Sorry, couldn't resist that one.) :lol:

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Re: Refreshment building

Post by ge_rik » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:02 pm

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That refreshment Room is looking very 'tasty'. ( Sorry, couldn't resist that one.) :lol:
Forgiven - and thanks

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Re: Refreshment building

Post by LNR » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:42 am

Nice! waiting to see your approach to the enamel signs.
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Re: Refreshment building

Post by tom_tom_go » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:33 am

Very convincing panelling there Rik, they actually look like wood.

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Re: Refreshment building

Post by Peter Butler » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:33 pm

Just re-visited this thread Rik and really impressed with the glazed door panels, how are the made and would they be waterproof?
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Re: Refreshment building

Post by ge_rik » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:27 am

tom_tom_go wrote:
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Very convincing panelling there Rik, they actually look like wood.
Thanks Tom, pinched the idea from Peter Butler - scribed with a razor saw.

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Re: Refreshment building

Post by ge_rik » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:31 am

Peter Butler wrote:
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Just re-visited this thread Rik and really impressed with the glazed door panels, how are the made and would they be waterproof?
I hope they will be weather resistant, Peter. Drawn in PowerPoint, printed on to clear self adhesive film and then stuck to the inside of the glazing - so hopefully, should survive the elements. If not, takes five minutes to reprint.

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Re: Refreshment building

Post by ge_rik » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:59 pm

LNR wrote:
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Nice! waiting to see your approach to the enamel signs.
Grant.
The text-based signs were composed as Text Boxes in MS Word, printed on to self adhesive vinyl sheet, covered in clear sticky-backed plastic and either fixed directly to the boards or fixed to 0.5mm thick plasticard and glued on. The 'Lyons' and 'Wills' enamel signs were downloaded as images from the internet and their perspectives adjusted in Serif Draw Plus to make them square-on. They were then printed and mounted as above. Still awaiting delivery of the filigree panel and need to make the roof and the interior, but getting closer to finishing.

Incidentally, I downloaded the Wills sign from an auction site in Australia - looks like these signs got about a bit....
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Re: Refreshment building

Post by Peter Butler » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:31 pm

That is a stunning piece of work Rik, the building has character but you have captured the texture and feel of the material so well it all looks completely convincing.
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Re: Refreshment building

Post by philipy » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:53 am

Amazing Rik, a beautiful piece of work.

I know you said at the start that it would have an interior "eventually", but with those large windows it really is crying out for one ( and some lighting?).

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