Imperial Hotel - a Queenslander pub

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Re: Imperial Hotel - a Queenslander pub

Post by Old Man Aaron » Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:02 am

Funny you say that, Peter - I think that's where I got the idea. :study:
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Re: Imperial Hotel - a Queenslander pub

Post by Lonsdaler » Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:28 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:22 pm
I have tracked down some pictures of down-pipes I fitted to my structures back in 2016 (mentioned on my Time to build a railway thread) where I described using picture screw-eyes with the addition of a small collar of plastic tube either side. This helps to make the 'bracket' more realistic.....
Clearly a detail I missed Peter, or filed in the wrong brain cell :lol:
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Re: Imperial Hotel - a Queenslander pub

Post by Old Man Aaron » Sat May 01, 2021 11:14 am

01/05/20
With the fascia lettered (it passes the 3ft test, at least) and paintwork touched up, the pub is very close to completion. I need only apply Tamiya's flat clear enamel to the letters, and fit the roof with mastic sealant, after pre-emptively poisoning the interior for when (not if) the ants find a way inside.
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Then it's just waiting on the weather to clear up, so I can install the building in position..
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Re: Imperial Hotel - a Queenslander pub

Post by philipy » Sat May 01, 2021 11:18 am

Superb, Aaron, simply superb from start to finish.

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Re: Imperial Hotel - a Queenslander pub

Post by Peter Butler » Sat May 01, 2021 11:52 am

Excellent throughout, you should feel proud.
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Re: Imperial Hotel - a Queenslander pub

Post by Jimmyb » Sat May 01, 2021 12:29 pm

Aaron very impressive, as said by other, something to be proud of.

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Re: Imperial Hotel - a Queenslander pub

Post by GTB » Sat May 01, 2021 12:39 pm

Old Man Aaron wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 11:14 am
I need only apply Tamiya's flat clear enamel to the letters
Looks like a Qld country pub to me...... Well done.

Do the lights automatically turn off at 6pm, or is your track set in a period after Qld abandoned the 6 o'clock swill? ;)


Be wary of Tamiya matt clear, if you haven't used it before and already know the trick.

They don't actually make a matt clear in either the acrylic range or the enamel range. What they call flat base X-21 is actually a matting agent, intended to be added to the clear X-22 (which is gloss finish) to cut it back to a satin or matt finish, depending on how much flat base is added.

Since most of the label is in japanese script and the only english instructions are safety notices, the label doesn't inform english speakers of the intended use of the bottle contents. Been there, done that, the first model I used it on turned a frosty white and had to be repainted........

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ps. Where did you find a supplier of signwriters enamel? I thought it had disappeared, as I haven't seen a signwriter using a brush for years, it's all vinyl around here now as far as I can tell.....

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Re: Imperial Hotel - a Queenslander pub

Post by Old Man Aaron » Sun May 02, 2021 6:12 am

Thanks, real pleased with the result. Looking forward to making it a centerpiece on the next tramway..
The pub's lights won't be properly connected up here, but they and other buildings will be next time; likely on a timer so they're visible every night. I do have a 12V SLA battery going spare though, so that would do for temporary use when other modellers visit.. Never heard of the 6pm swill, but then I live under a rock. It'd make an interesting subtle detail to include. I'm modelling 1920s-70s, when did QLD abandon that?

Oh yes, the flat base trap. Been there, too. Thanks or the reminder. I've already a couple jars of gloss clear with flat base added, that's what I meant to say, but forgot it doesn't come pre-mixed. Can't imagine why they don't just sell flat clear ready mixed like the other hundred enamel colours they do.. :roll:

Speaking of paint that Australian shops are seemingly incapable of stocking anymore, I get all my signwriting stuff from 1-Shot Australia's website. Ordered from them a few times, and they seem pretty good. They sell a flattening agent that mixes into the paint, but it's dearer than I can justify for the little use I'd make of it.
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Re: Imperial Hotel - a Queenslander pub

Post by FWLR » Sun May 02, 2021 8:24 am

Excellent build, it's worthy of a place in any garden railway line.
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Re: Imperial Hotel - a Queenslander pub

Post by GTB » Sun May 02, 2021 9:45 am

Old Man Aaron wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 6:12 am
Never heard of the 6pm swill, but then I live under a rock. It'd make an interesting subtle detail to include. I'm modelling 1920s-70s, when did QLD abandon that?
Looks like it was actually an 8 o'clock swill in Qld, which was abandoned in 1941, much earlier than Vic and SA....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_o%27clock_swill

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Re: Imperial Hotel - a Queenslander pub

Post by Lonsdaler » Sun May 02, 2021 12:01 pm

You should be rightfully proud of that hotel Aaron. The signwriting really brings it to life. Simply superb.
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