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by Tim Horn
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GER (Norfolk) single arch under bridge
Replies: 64
Views: 19323

Re: GER (Norfolk) single arch under bridge

Absolutely Jim, John, I suppose half the time is drawing them up. I kinda know what I'm doing now, so when I draw it all out, it should all fit together. The only automated thing is the corner brickwork which interlocks. These I just copy and paste into each course at the end of the walls. Everythin...
by Tim Horn
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GER (Norfolk) single arch under bridge
Replies: 64
Views: 19323

Re: GER (Norfolk) single arch under bridge

Thanks Lindsay, Doug and John, The lintels, although look odd, are correct. I'm living on a housing estate which uses similar lintels, but I must confess to not really knowing how they actually support the brickwork above without resting on the windows! I suppose they must key into the inner brickwo...
by Tim Horn
Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GER (Norfolk) single arch under bridge
Replies: 64
Views: 19323

Re: GER (Norfolk) single arch under bridge

Thanks Mike :)

I've been messing with cills and windows this evening . .

Cruel close-up pic

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Bromley North Lamp Hut cills TJH02 19th August 2013 Copyright Tim Horn


Bromley North Lamp Hut cills TJH01 19th August 2013 Copyright Tim Horn.jpg
Bromley North Lamp Hut cills TJH01 19th August 2013 Copyright Tim Horn
by Tim Horn
Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GER (Norfolk) single arch under bridge
Replies: 64
Views: 19323

Re: GER (Norfolk) single arch under bridge

I've had a go with the 3D printer, although the resolution isn't up to much compared to Shapeways printed FUD stuff, I know that most of this is being covered or hidden with roof felt so I don't need to finish it off with filler. Better get on with the windows next :) Cheers Tim Bromley North Lamp H...
by Tim Horn
Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GER (Norfolk) single arch under bridge
Replies: 64
Views: 19323

Re: GER (Norfolk) single arch under bridge

Sorry Mike, but not for these ones. Another work one today, one of the best things about copying brickwork brick for brick (with the aid of good photos) is that once you have got it all worked out and drawn, the model falls together :) This one looks smart already, but it was a right pig to draw out...
by Tim Horn
Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GER (Norfolk) single arch under bridge
Replies: 64
Views: 19323

Re: GER (Norfolk) single arch under bridge

Time goes quickly doesn't it! Had a few big jobs to get in the modelling way, but back on track now. I haven't had a chance to progress with the goods shed, but I've managed a spot of mortar testing on the old bridge. I've also got on with a few commissions which have been progressing nicely over th...
by Tim Horn
Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GER (Norfolk) single arch under bridge
Replies: 64
Views: 19323

Re: GER (Norfolk) single arch under bridge

Hi All, Many thanks for your thoughts and comments, greatly appreciated :) One thing I've noticed in this linked photo, I've missed an inner arch, which would account for the door being able to open outwards but prevent it from going in on its self. http://www.flickr.com/photos/blue-pelican-railways...
by Tim Horn
Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GER (Norfolk) single arch under bridge
Replies: 64
Views: 19323

Re: GER (Norfolk) single arch under bridge

Hi Martin, Doug, Thanks for your interest :) As far as I'm aware, the shed has always been arched at one end only, the only difference I can tell in old photos is that the supporting hinge concrete bits were added sometime after the 1920's. I can't find any photos online to link to, only in a few ol...
by Tim Horn
Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GER (Norfolk) single arch under bridge
Replies: 64
Views: 19323

Re: GER (Norfolk) single arch under bridge

Hi Jim, Nice idea for the slopey bits, was going to try and engrave them away, so to speak, but your idea may work better. The roof (just an off cut at the mo) should be lower when I've sorted out the internal roof trusses and such, I've not got a decent enough internal photo, so I'll have to look t...
by Tim Horn
Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GER (Norfolk) single arch under bridge
Replies: 64
Views: 19323

Re: GER (Norfolk) single arch under bridge

Another project/kit in the pipeline is quite a nice little GER goods shed at Holme Hale, just a couple of villages down the road from my workshed. I photographed this one way back in 1987, just before it was converted into a house and have always wanted to make a model of it. I've lasercut the artwo...
by Tim Horn
Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GER (Norfolk) single arch under bridge
Replies: 64
Views: 19323

Re: GER (Norfolk) single arch under bridge

Thanks Nigel, I may well do :) Just keeping it Eastern related, I've also knocked up a small store type building, based on the end platform building at Dereham. This one is nearly complete and looks nice in the sun. Still some adjusting and painting to do. Cheers Tim Small Office TJH01 Dereham 22nd ...
by Tim Horn
Wed May 29, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: GER (Norfolk) single arch under bridge
Replies: 64
Views: 19323

GER (Norfolk) single arch under bridge

GER (Norfolk) single arch under bridge I've been developing this one after spending a few hours measuring it up a few months ago. Again, i've designed it on the laser cutter using 1mm MDF and hope to release some kits later on. The capstones are produced on the 3d printer with the coping stones lase...
by Tim Horn
Tue May 28, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Tring cutting bridge 112 - lasercut
Replies: 5
Views: 4727

Re: Tring cutting bridge 112 - lasercut

Hi Richard, Thanks for the suggestion, I've tried this approach before, and it didn't work on this occasion so I've opted for the simple approach. Some of the lower brick arch will be covered with chalk and debris which has fallen from the bank so I think it will look fine in the end. Keith, that's ...
by Tim Horn
Fri May 24, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Tring cutting bridge 112 - lasercut
Replies: 5
Views: 4727

Tring cutting bridge 112 - lasercut

Hi all, I've started another lasercut bridge project, this time for my own layout (eventually!). I've used photos for measurements via the actual brickwork so far and it appears to be ok. I've just taken a few snaps to see how things are progressing and all looks good. I do hope to get the arch artw...
by Tim Horn
Wed May 08, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test
Replies: 118
Views: 42393

Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Thanks for all the links and pics above, David, love the water tower :) We have just had the final pre-exhibition test over the Bank Holiday weekend. All went well, with a couple of issues flagged up which should be sorted out in time for its first exhibition in September. Phil has done an excellent...
by Tim Horn
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Making a start, my P4 plank...
Replies: 134
Views: 32678

Re: Making a start, my P4 plank...

Nice work John , enjoying this one :) John F, I converted a newish class 20 yesterday and had a similar problem with derailments. It turned out to be the leading bogie not sitting square on the rails. If you look at the pic below, you can just see the inner axle on the lead bogie not sitting level w...
by Tim Horn
Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: How real do your photo's look?
Replies: 122
Views: 39496

Re: How real do your photo's look?

The "office" is finished and planted, and looks smart in it's setting. Phil's done well :) Cheers Tim Calcutta Sidings 2 TJH03 24th February 2013 Copyright Tim Horn.jpg Calcutta Sidings 2 TJH01 24th February 2013 Copyright Tim Horn.jpg Calcutta Sidings 2 TJH06 24th February 2013 Copyright ...
by Tim Horn
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test
Replies: 118
Views: 42393

Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

This will do me for now, it's off to Phils in several hours to hand over to him. I can see a few improvements he may wish to make, but overall I'm pleased by the way this one developed. On to the next structure!

Cheers
Tim

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by Tim Horn
Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test
Replies: 118
Views: 42393

Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Thanks for the kind comments, it's been ticking along quite nicely, with only a few days to go before planting. Still a number of jobs left to do but it's looking quite good :)

Cheers
Tim

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by Tim Horn
Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test
Replies: 118
Views: 42393

Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Thanks to my good wife this morning, she mixed up some brick colour for me to paint. This building has got to match (colour wise) the warehouse that Phil built over ten years ago for the original Calcutta Sidings, so I've found this difficult to match the colours without help. Just the basic coat th...
by Tim Horn
Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test
Replies: 118
Views: 42393

Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Hi Simon, Yes the tiles are cut in card with a little etched marker to help guide the next layer above. It's worked quite well :) Tiles TJH01 9th February 2013 Copyright Tim Horn.jpg Thanks Mike, although I won’t compare my effort to anything like Pendons. Mine is just a cold machined copy of the or...
by Tim Horn
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test
Replies: 118
Views: 42393

Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

It's almost time to prime, I've always thought that if a model looks good before painting, then it should look good when fully finished. I'm quite pleased with this one so far. Need to crack on now as it's going to be planted on Calcutta Siding's in less than two weeks time. Cheers Tim Office TJH01 ...
by Tim Horn
Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test
Replies: 118
Views: 42393

Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Hi David, I've not had a problem yet (!) with painting, I know that's not much help! I think I've said before, I just spray up the mdf in Halfords primer, red or grey, grey seems to be more accurate with painting further colours on it though. The only thing I can say is keep on trying, I've had to d...
by Tim Horn
Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test
Replies: 118
Views: 42393

Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Thanks for the idea Will, I've got a few more ideas for the next one with sash windows; I need to get this one out now as I've promised it to Phil in the next two weeks. I've got the roof sections cut and the door and window frames in now, so I just need to draw up some slate roof tiles and see how ...
by Tim Horn
Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test
Replies: 118
Views: 42393

Re: Calcutta sidings 2 and universal fiddle yard first test

Thanks Doug, My aim has been to get a decent corner joint without having to mess about too much to get a good fit. I think I've got it now, so hopefully the next few brick buildings and bridges will move along a bit quicker than this one now that I know what I'm trying to do :) Thanks Alan, I’ll giv...

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