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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by Peter Butler » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:06 pm

Looking great Jim.... that must be as tall as you now.
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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by jim@NAL » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:38 pm

Thank you Peter yes it's very very big .

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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by jim@NAL » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:47 pm

It's renderd thank God not an easy job.
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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by jim@NAL » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:48 pm

Now a few coats of pva and then paint

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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by Andrew » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:20 am

Nice! Are you going for a traditional striped paint job?

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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by jim@NAL » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:00 pm

Cut the very top off the lighthouse as it dident look right. Looks lots better now.

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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by jim@NAL » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:01 pm

Andrew I'm unsure how to paint it .after studying lots of pictures .I think I'm going to paint a small red bit at the top and then gray and white stripes

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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by jim@NAL » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:05 pm

Bit shorter but looks better
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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by Peter Butler » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:23 pm

Agreed Jim, that does look so much better without the slimmer top section.
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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by IrishPeter » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:39 am

Much better without the narrow bit. Looks just the ticket now, just needs the accustomed paint job. I used to know what the various banding schemes meant on light houses, but it is a long time since that was necessary information as I probably have not been sailing in 30 years.

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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by jim@NAL » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:29 pm

After looking at a lot of pictures. I went for Gray stripes in the end .well I had some gray paint in the workshop at work too so that helped decide a bit too. Now to paint the windows door wire it up .then it can go outside
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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by Peter Butler » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:01 am

The colour has transformed it Jim, I like it understated with grey as it would be a much more dominant item in strong colours. I hope your neighbours enjoy the sweeping lights passing by their windows!
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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by IanC » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:18 pm

That's fantastic. I look forward to seeing pictures of it in situ.
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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by jim@NAL » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:01 pm

Thanks for the comments just about finished painting it tonight. I will hopefully wire it up and get it out in the garden next week

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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by FWLR » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:52 am

I agree with Peter, Jim. The colours are great. The way you have approached this build is a work of art, you should be very proud mate.

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