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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/18/2021 :  09:38:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Wait a minute.

Is that "Peaking through a window" or a flat screen TV?


Frank

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Dutchman
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Posted - 01/18/2021 :  10:49:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice work, Rob. I love the interior details. I have to get some of that balsa wood sheeting to use for sub-roofs.



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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/19/2021 :  12:01:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Thayer, Michael, George, Mike, Frank & Bruce.
I always try to add some sort of detail, even to areas that can't readily be seen. It only needs to be basic boxes etc.

Michael. The main reason I use a fair bit of balsa is because it's readily available at the local hardware store. For fine detail I will still use basswood, but I can only get that at certain hobby shops or shows.
Online it cost a fortune in postage to get things to Australia.
I also use coffee stirrer sticks for decking, etc sometimes.
A side benefit is, balsa is really cheap.

Bruce, I find it excellent for subroofs and bracing, so long as it's thick.


Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/19/2021 :  12:03:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dreaded double post

Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

Edited by - robert goslin on 01/19/2021 12:26:11 AM

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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/20/2021 :  03:48:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The other half of the subroof is now on. Again just used 5mm thick balsa sheet.



And have added some rafter tails to the ground floor overhang


And painted them



Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/20/2021 :  09:55:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

This will be a proud honorary build. Very nice.


Frank

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/20/2021 :  9:06:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looking good, Rob!

Iíve mainly used balsa for roofs, like what I see you doing. Seems like I never have a problem with it warping. Thank you got the explanation; I forgot about the availability issue.

Mike



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BigLars
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Posted - 01/20/2021 :  9:46:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great additions of all the details. They are really bringing the build to life.


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Ensign
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Posted - 01/20/2021 :  10:16:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rob, it's all looking great, inside & out!
Are you going to add some lighting?

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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/21/2021 :  12:30:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Frank. Geoff was certainly an inspiration to many modelers here and around the world. And a very nice bloke.
At some stage I'm also going to do a version of his Boat Repair building from the Smugglers Cove layout. I wonder where that ended up. I heard it was headed stateside.

Thanks Mike. Of course most of you may not realize that the original structure (Page 1) that Geoff built was actually all made out of balsa. Hand cut Board on board construction.
He used balsa a lot.
Dan Pickard alerted me to this.

Thanks Larry. The O scale stuff really is great for adding a lot of detail.

Thanks Greg. Yes, I do intend to add some lighting eventually. Always like yours & Carl's structure lighting. Brings another dimension to the builds.


Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

Edited by - robert goslin on 01/21/2021 12:31:15 AM

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/21/2021 :  09:33:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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A revisit to Smuggler's Cove.


Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 01/21/2021 09:35:43 AM

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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/23/2021 :  01:11:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have got around to starting on the roofing.
Starting on the small roof first.
Used 1.5mm thick balsa sheet, and added some rafter tails.


Then have started on the shingles.
I don't really enjoy doing the shingles, but do really like the finished result once painted.
The shingles were cut with scissors from card, into strips , then randomly cut some individual ones to break up the uniformity.
I usually only do a few strips at a time, then something else, to break the monotony.

One side done



Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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George D
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Posted - 01/23/2021 :  08:59:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Even though you don't like doing shingles, you do good work.

George


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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/24/2021 :  01:05:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks George. The previous shingle are not too bad.
Need to lift some to make them look a bit loose.

Other side is done, and they not as uniform, which is good.
Still need to add a ridge cap


Will start on some of the doors next, before I tackle the big roof.


Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/24/2021 :  09:10:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

One roof down and several more to go. No rest for the weary.


Frank

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