A Garage For FWLR

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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by Big Jim » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:29 pm

IanC wrote:
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Glad you're enjoying your garage build Rod and making good progress. I have been a user of plasticard for many years and am now trying out foam board for making buildings. There will be set backs for me along the way but I'll soon get better and make fewer mistakes. I've already discarded my first effort and am re-making it based on my experiences.
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by FWLR » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:52 pm

Andrew wrote:
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Looking good! I like the overall shape of it - it's got a 1920s/30s feel to it, maybe?

What sort of corrugated sheet are you using? I need to buy some soon, my last lot was from Tenmille, which was OK but quite expensive...
Hi Andrew,

I have used some Bole Laser Craft sheet. It is just a little bit cheaper then Tenmille, but has I haven't used any from them I can't say if the BLC stuff is better. I am still waiting for another supply from them. There is one thing though, BLC is 35cm long by 13cm wide. So I think it is slightly larger than Tenmille. Also you get two sheets.

http://bolelasercraft.com/product/corru ... ing-sheet/

I think I may get some from Tenmille and see how it compares with BLC.

One other thing Andrew, they are not vey quick at sending out your order, but who's in a rush.....fullsizeoutput_11d2.jpeg
Brilliant, thanks Rod!

I didn't know you could get it from Bolecraft. It looks pretty good to me, should work out much cheaper than Tenmille and comes with a capping strip - I'll order some after Christmas, when I should hopefully have some spare cash again. I was itching to buy something on eBay yesterday but had to hold back after looking at my bank balance!

If you do order some Tenmille stuff remember that they're primarily aiming at the G1 market - buy the corrugated asbestos sheet rather than corrugated iron, otherwise it'll come out too small for 16mm.

Cheers,

Andrew.
Bit like me Andrew... :lol: :lol:

Thanks for the tip on getting corrugated iron mate... :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by FWLR » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:55 pm

Big Jim wrote:
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Nice start Rod, it is always encouraging to see people trying new methods and writing them up.
It looks like it will be bit special when finished, perhaps you may give Mr Butler a run for his money.
Thanks Jim. Although I may need a few more years practice at it... :lol: :lol: :lol: to get to Peter's fantastic standard.....
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by pandsrowe » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:22 am

I've just found a couple of YouTube videos on making your own corrugated sheet material using aluminium takeaway food containers, not being computer savvy I don't know how to add a link but all I did was enter "scale corrugated sheet" on Google and that brought up a number of useful sites including a hand held crimping machine to produce corrugations in thin sheet for around £8 .50.
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by FWLR » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:04 pm

Thanks Phil, but I couldn't find the site that had the roller for £8.50.

But I did find this site with a program for 3D printing some in for clear sheets. But I suppose the y could be any colour. Pity I don't have a 3D printer........... :cry: :cry:

Any offers.......... ;) ;)

Whoops, forgot to put the site details.

https://www.stlfinder.com/model/clear-c ... et/2493678
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by pandsrowe » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:10 am

http://www.greenstuffworld.com/en/forma ... etals.html
Rod, not sure if the above link has worked but if it has it shows the corrugator that I referred to yesterday.
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by FWLR » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:49 am

Hi Phil, it does work...Thanks.

Although for the amount that I would be using, £9.45 + £3.00 p+p is a bit to much I think to pay. I have also looked at the foil that you can buy and blooming heck it's expensive.

But thanks again for taking the time to find and put the link up. :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by FWLR » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:46 pm

Last post on the FWLR this year, too much happing with the family, plus I am knackered to tell the truth with all this stuff happing this year. I haven't had much time for myself and Anne, because we have been looking after the Grandkids, going to nativity's, going shopping with them etc, etc.

Last day for looking after the Grandsons, so we did some baking.

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We did do another rack of them but.........

In-between all the babysitting and stuff, I have done a little bit on the garage, just some office furniture, nothing great, but we like them, especially Anne..

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Sorry about the quality of the photo showing the filing cabinet, but you hopefully can see what I did. I am leaving the paint has is, it looks industrial I think.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a brilliant New Year...... :santa: :santa: :santa: :reindeer: :reindeer: :santa: :santa: :santa:
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by philipy » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:53 pm

I like the filing cabinet Rod. :D

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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by MRail » Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:22 pm

Rod,
I remember in years past, some people were using Meccano gears to form corrugations.
The parts can still be found in the usual auction sites.
Two standard rods in Meccano trunions with the gears nicely meshing.
May need several gears butted together, and a winding handle.
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by FWLR » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:03 pm

Done some more on the garage.

With the intended lights that will be in the garage, I have built a small power cabinet to house the battery box, it is a really easy build with the Plasticard, but unfortunately I am sorry I didn't take any photos of the build. It only took me about 15 minutes all told, this Plasticard is real quick to build anything. There is only one working switch, the rest are false. But we think it does what is needed.

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The office needed a light, so I looked at interior lights, but I found them to be far to big or small. So while having my morning ablutions, I thought just came to me :idea: The screw top off a toothpaste would be just the correct size after I cut it down a little.


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Photo is a bit fuzzy, but I hope you can see were I made the cut. I then made something to hold the lamp, I didn't have at the time anything thin enough to fix it to, so I used a short piece of 6mm tube. I heated some water and used a drill bit to help bend it enough to look like a tube that wouldn't look out of place.

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I then fitted it to the screw top. Put a 3mm led in and tried it out to see if it looked right. It's not in it's final position..

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In the office, think it works.

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Got loads to do yet though, so I will update has I go along.
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by Peter Butler » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:59 pm

Great stuff Rod, very inventive with the lamp-shade.
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by ge_rik » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:19 am

Great stuff Rod. I'll have to do some interiors sometime. I like the small details, like the books on the table.

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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by FWLR » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:49 am

Got some lights fitted to the outside now, two for a sign that will be going on and one to the side entrance and for the office. There is also a wood burner in the office that also lights up.....
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Re: A Garage For FWLR

Post by Andrew » 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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