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Re: A row of quarry workers cottages

Post by ge_rik » Sun Aug 14, 2022 8:07 am

I like the look of those blue clamps - 3D printed?

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Re: A row of quarry workers cottages

Post by Trevor Thompson » Sun Aug 14, 2022 9:42 am

ge_rik wrote:
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I like the look of those blue clamps - 3D printed?

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No - they were a present. I think they came via an online auction site.

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Having said that I see no reason why they couldn't be printed.

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Re: A row of quarry workers cottages

Post by SimonWood » Sun Aug 14, 2022 2:41 pm

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The roof profile now looks a lot better:
To my eye, it's not just the roof looking better - somehow, at least from the photos, it makes the doors look better proportioned too. Perhaps because, relative to the roof height, they are no longer as tall...?
Just as an aside I have painted the walls with white paint intended for house walls. It took 3 coats, and the intention is that it looks like "white wash".The cottages in the museum are set out as they were in different eras - and the left hand two represent earlier period. Whitewashed walls and dark brown paint on windows and doors. Typically Victorian I suppose. ( I remember my grandfathers outbuildings being whitewashed - and having to be careful not to have it rub off onto your clothes. ) So with the walls painted I can prepare the windows and doors and fit them.
Did you paint on the ABS directly? How did it take it? Or did you prime before painting with masonry paint?

I use clay paint - my old thick walls were probably mortared with a mix using sand from the beach - so the more breathable they can be the better. But it also rubs off easily, though not as easily as lime wash (which the interior walls in my Dad's cottage are painted with - again for breathability!) But for a model regular masonry paint is certainly better, the clay paint or lime wash would wash off in the rain, and there's no advantage in letting the ABS breath!

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Re: A row of quarry workers cottages

Post by Trevor Thompson » Mon Aug 15, 2022 8:25 am

SimonWood wrote:
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Did you paint on the ABS directly? How did it take it? Or did you prime before painting with masonry paint?

Straight onto the ABS without primer. I have done it before with good results. The roof of the building at Tan-y-bwlch for example.

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Re: A row of quarry workers cottages

Post by Trevor Thompson » Mon Sep 05, 2022 8:11 pm

It has taken a while to print and fit the roof. There were 16 separate sections which each took 5 hours to print - and of course a life to lead at the same time.

So finally the roof in place:
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The underside of the roof is bonded to the framework by using Acetone as a "plastic weld", and around the edges a fillet of ABS/Acetone slurry has been applied. I have found a syringe (intended for measuring animal medicine) which seems to be made from some polyethylene like material which isn't effected by acetone. It has been really useful for applying that fillet of slurry as if I was using a mastic gun.

So the chimneys are now printing - 17 hours for two of them.

I have also stopped fitting windows and doors while I think over what Im doing. I left some figures and post boxes made last year on the resin printer outside for a week and they have burst apart. I was resin printing the doors and windows - and this has made me think again. Of course I didn't write down what I was doing on the resin printer - so I don't know what resin I used in each case and I have tried a few different resins over the last 12 months. So I will try leaving a model made from the current resin outside for a week to see what happens. Otherwise I will filament print the windows etc.

I should really add that I will fit ridge tiles when the chimneys are in place - which explains why the roof ridge looks unfinished.

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Re: A row of quarry workers cottages

Post by invicta280 » Tue Sep 06, 2022 10:51 am

I like them. Excellent work

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Re: A row of quarry workers cottages

Post by ge_rik » Wed Sep 07, 2022 6:54 pm

invicta280 wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 10:51 am
I like them. Excellent work
As above ...... :D

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Re: A row of quarry workers cottages

Post by SimonWood » Thu Sep 15, 2022 2:20 pm

They look great with the roof on.

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Re: A row of quarry workers cottages

Post by Trevor Thompson » Sat Oct 01, 2022 10:34 am

that is the cottages almost completed. Chimneys on, ridge tiles fitted, doors in place - just a couple of windows to fit:
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Almost ready to complete the painting.

I am now wondering if I can print front gardens to fit in front of the cottages to copy what is in an old photo of Tan-y-grisau station.

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Re: A row of quarry workers cottages

Post by Peter Butler » Sat Oct 01, 2022 10:50 am

They do look wonderful Trevor, a superb addition to your line.
I'm intrigued by the circular cut-outs above the doors.... are they intended to be glazed.
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Re: A row of quarry workers cottages

Post by philipy » Sat Oct 01, 2022 11:38 am

All looking great Trevor, I do like the angled slates on top of the chimneys - add a lot of prototypical character.
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Sat Oct 01, 2022 10:34 am

I am now wondering if I can print front gardens to fit in front of the cottages to copy what is in an old photo of Tan-y-grisau station.
Don't know what picture you are working to, but drawing and printing flowers ain't gonna be easy!

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Re: A row of quarry workers cottages

Post by Trevor Thompson » Sat Oct 01, 2022 12:09 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
Sat Oct 01, 2022 10:50 am
They do look wonderful Trevor, a superb addition to your line.
I'm intrigued by the circular cut-outs above the doors.... are they intended to be glazed.
Yes they are to be glazed - and they are a feature of the real thing.

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Re: A row of quarry workers cottages

Post by Trevor Thompson » Sat Oct 01, 2022 12:11 pm

philipy wrote:
Sat Oct 01, 2022 11:38 am
All looking great Trevor, I do like the angled slates on top of the chimneys - add a lot of prototypical character.
Trevor Thompson wrote:
Sat Oct 01, 2022 10:34 am

I am now wondering if I can print front gardens to fit in front of the cottages to copy what is in an old photo of Tan-y-grisau station.
Don't know what picture you are working to, but drawing and printing flowers ain't gonna be easy!
I was sort of thinking it might be more of a "yard" with things like bicycles leaning on walls and such additions - what would a victorian dust bin look like?

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Re: A row of quarry workers cottages

Post by philipy » Sat Oct 01, 2022 12:23 pm

Trevor Thompson wrote:
Sat Oct 01, 2022 12:11 pm

I was sort of thinking it might be more of a "yard" with things like bicycles leaning on walls and such additions - what would a victorian dust bin look like?

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That sounds more like the back yard than the front, to me, but I could be wrong. I have in mind that they would have been very proud of their few flowers or perhaps vegetables? Sort of like the Northern mining communities and their vegetable shows?
This doesn't help much but might be of interest:
https://www.litterbins.co.uk/blog/rubbi ... n-britain/

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Re: A row of quarry workers cottages

Post by Trevor Thompson » Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:03 pm

I suppose I was thinking that perhaps the side facing the railway track could be modelled as the "back yard". You cant really see from the photo which it might be.

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