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Re: Bone Works

Post by ge_rik » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:54 am

I think window frames would be an excellent starting point. I reckon most people buy frames when making their models and sometimes compromises need to be made to make the model fit the frames available. Also, quite a few techniques can be demonstrated with a even a simple window frame. I was about to produce a blog post showing how I drew the frames using TinkerCAD, so they would complement each other nicely.

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Re: Bone Works

Post by Lonsdaler » Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:07 pm

ge_rik wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:02 pm
Update on today's progress

Actually, I'm quite looking forward to it as this building has an interesting variation on English bond brickwork. Instead of alternating rows of stretchers and headers, it has three rows of stretcher bond followed by one row of headers - and then, of course, there are the arches over the upper windows.

As they say, variety is the spice of life!

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Another interesting build Rik, and the wi(n)dows look great :D . Just fyi, the brickwork is English garden wall bond! So perhaps you may think a strange choice for a building. However, it uses fewer facing bricks and gives a good spread of lateral load. Who knew my building construction and fire engineering studies would be of use 40 years later!
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Post by ge_rik » Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:44 pm

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Just fyi, the brickwork is English garden wall bond! So perhaps you may think a strange choice for a building. However, it uses fewer facing bricks and gives a good spread of lateral load. Who knew my building construction and fire engineering studies would be of use 40 years later!
Thanks Phil
I suspected there would be a name for it, but hadn't expected an industrial building like this would have such a rural-sounding connection.

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Post by ge_rik » Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:53 pm

Incidentally, I have created a little tutorial on my blog showing how TinkerCAD can be used to produce bespoke window frames. Hopefully, I've included sufficient info for people to be able to transfer the techniques to drawing other items.
https://riksrailway.blogspot.com/2020/0 ... ercad.html

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Re: Bone Works

Post by ge_rik » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:34 am

Update
I've finished scribing/impressing the brickwork into the walls and am now in the process of tiling the roofs. It's nearly 1m long and so should look quite impressive once it is installed.
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Meanwhile, the printer has been churning out the 60 odd parts for the beam engine. I calculated they have taken 47 hours 1 minute of actual printing time - but that of course doesn't count setting the printer up for each print. I am impressed by the attention to detail the chap who has made the files has gone into.
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I just hope I do it justice when I put it together.

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Post by philipy » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:59 am

ge_rik wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:34 am

I am impressed by the attention to detail the chap who has made the files has gone into.

I just hope I do it justice when I put it together.

It does look most impressive drawing.

I have absolutely no doubt that you will, Rik.

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Post by Peter Butler » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:06 pm

All that brickwork will look magnificent, well worth the time and effort. Also, the huge window will allow a perfect view of the beam engine at work.
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Post by ge_rik » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:22 pm

Thanks chaps
I've had to send off for more foamboard - as you can see, at present there is no back or floors to the building. This has taken more than I anticipated (3 x A2 sheets so far) and I've not made the engine room chimney or the furnace tower.

Just out of interest - what do you folk generally use for window 'glass'? I've just realised I've run out of clear acrylic sheet and need to order some more. Just wondered what you use and where you get it. I got my last batch from the Llanfair Show but, of course, that won't be running this year.

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Re: Bone Works

Post by Peter Butler » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:43 pm

Clear acrylic sheet from modeller's suppliers seems to be overpriced so I shop in 'Picture framing suppliers' (or similar) on eBay. You might need to search for the optimum thickness and sheet size but there is a great variety available.
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Post by philipy » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:25 pm

ge_rik wrote:
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Just out of interest - what do you folk generally use for window 'glass'? I've just realised I've run out of clear acrylic sheet and need to order some more. Just wondered what you use and where you get it. I got my last batch from the Llanfair Show but, of course, that won't be running this year.
I have a collection of thin walled plastic boxes, mostly Ferrero Rocher, which are useful. I've also bought 2mm acrylic sheet from ebay. When I was doing Bench Hall I slightly screwed up on the frame clearance behind the front windows and had to resort to 0.5mm thick material
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Thin-Plastic ... 2749.l2649
which despite the title is actually PetG and which was dead easy to cut and glue.

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Re: Bone Works

Post by gregh » Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:07 am

The PLR seems to be a bit like Mary Poppins bag which can hold infinitely much. You seem to be able to conjure another metre of space out of nothing!
Brilliant modelling as usual.
What wagons will haul bones into it?
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Re: Bone Works

Post by philipy » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:56 am

gregh wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:07 am
The PLR seems to be a bit like Mary Poppins bag which can hold infinitely much. You seem to be able to conjure another metre of space out of nothing!
I've often thought along those lines myself! :lol:

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Re: Bone Works

Post by Old Man Aaron » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:12 am

gregh wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:07 am
You seem to be able to conjure another metre of space out of nothing!
Brilliant modelling as usual.
Would have to second that sentiment. Very impressive build, already.

This may not be relevant in Britain, where the sun's UV radiation isn't nearly as harsh as here in Oz, but; I've taken to cutting down panes from picture frames bought at op-shops (charity shops) for a couple of dollars. A cheap carbide scribe from evilbay allows me to cut pieces accurately enough to fit Jackson's Miniatures windows, with ease. Glass doesn't fog or craze in the sun, and it holds a realistic shine that plastic soon loses to surface oxidation. The downside of course, is that it adds a fair bit of weight to a foamboard structure.
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Re: Bone Works

Post by ge_rik » Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:40 am

gregh wrote:
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What wagons will haul bones into it?
Tarp covered open wagons.

There are some fascinating first hand historical accounts of local residents and snippets from the local newspapers about the real boneworks on the local history website for Tattenhall. Apparently, horse drawn wagons loaded with carcases used to pass through the village from the local railway station to the boneworks and the populace complained about the smell (and presumably also the sight). The carrier's solution was to cover the wagons with tarpaulins, which presumably improved the sight but I'm not sure it would do much to mask the smell. I borrowed the idea of the tarps and applied it to the railway wagons.

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Re: Bone Works

Post by ge_rik » Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:43 am

Old Man Aaron wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:12 am
This may not be relevant in Britain, where the sun's UV radiation isn't nearly as harsh as here in Oz, but; I've taken to cutting down panes from picture frames bought at op-shops (charity shops) for a couple of dollars. A cheap carbide scribe from evilbay allows me to cut pieces accurately enough to fit Jackson's Miniatures windows, with ease. Glass doesn't fog or craze in the sun, and it holds a realistic shine that plastic soon loses to surface oxidation. The downside of course, is that it adds a fair bit of weight to a foamboard structure.
Just a thought,
Aaron
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Clever idea, Aaron, thanks.
I've just sent off for some acrylic sheet but will bear your suggestion in mind for the next build.

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