New Street retaining walls

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Re: New Street retaining walls

Postby Flymo748 » Fri May 29, 2009 7:46 pm

jim s-w wrote:They are used for cutting the bevel onto mounts used in picture framing. A supplier who deals in this sort of thing will have one (such as Lions in Birmingham but they also crop up on Ebay.

Also on p88 of the Atlantis Art Supplies catalogue.

http://www.atlantisart.co.uk/set_home.html

This is a supplier that I use a lot, as they seem to have all manner of useful tool, paints and materials. And it's only twenty minutes walk from work at lunchtime :-)

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Re: New Street retaining walls

Postby jim s-w » Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:24 am

Hi All

A return to the good old retaining wall! This one will actually be at the front and visible! Makes a change! :lol:

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Its in 2 parts, the upper part will need to be fixes to the road section and the lower the baseboard.

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Jim

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Re: New Street retaining walls

Postby jim s-w » Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:31 am

Hi All

As I mentioned on my new street progress thread I made a start on the wall that is on platform 2/3. The following picture shows todays progress. Nearly there now!

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The non-public facing side is the most interesting due to the very large drain pipes. As this will only be seen by the operators (and even then if they can see under the bridge) I didn't go too mad. If it was public facing I'd have done brackets for the pipes but all in all, I have a good time doing this bit.

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Jim

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Re: New Street retaining walls

Postby jim s-w » Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:14 am

Hi All

Along with my manhole covers I have also etched some of the brick arches I will need for current projects. The first is for the platform walls and the results can be seen below.

Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street retaining walls

Postby Rustyrail » Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:54 pm

Simply perfect Jim! It's amazing how "just a wall" can create so much atmosphere (re: your test plank) when tackled correctly, backed up by lots of careful observation.

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Simon

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Re: New Street retaining walls

Postby jim s-w » Sat May 08, 2010 7:20 am

Hi All

More work on retaining walls.

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The Billboard helps set the date of the layout.

Cheers

Jim

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Re: New Street retaining walls

Postby Steve Taylor » Sat May 08, 2010 3:40 pm

Any decent art supplies shop should sell matte cutters - I've had three, the last coming from hobbycraft. If you can afford to spend proper money get a sprung one so you can scribe and cut in stages instead of just going for it a oner, and experience says if you find one with a double edge blade it will cut in both directions making the number of passes fewer and removing the need to lift off and lose alignment. If cutting a substantial amount of material or thicker heavier guage materials such as heavy card then find one with a larger handle to spread the load across your hand.

Looking good as ever Jim - btw which point motor casings are you doing?

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Steve

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Re: New Street retaining walls

Postby jim s-w » Sat May 08, 2010 9:11 pm

Steve Taylor wrote:Any decent art supplies shop should sell matte cutters - I've had three, the last coming from hobbycraft. If you can afford to spend proper money get a sprung one so you can scribe and cut in stages instead of just going for it a oner, and experience says if you find one with a double edge blade it will cut in both directions making the number of passes fewer and removing the need to lift off and lose alignment. If cutting a substantial amount of material or thicker heavier guage materials such as heavy card then find one with a larger handle to spread the load across your hand.

Looking good as ever Jim - btw which point motor casings are you doing?

Cheers
Steve


Hi Steve

Thanks for the info. Most of the point motors are the Westinghouse EP type as this

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these are the S kits ones based on a master I sent them

but some will be the clamp lock type as here

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these are Colin Craigs castings

HTH

Jim

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Re: New Street retaining walls

Postby Steve Taylor » Tue May 25, 2010 7:17 pm

ta for the info. Have you ever come across anyone doing SGE casings?
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