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Messages - mark dalrymple

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Kit Building / Re: FOS Bandits Roost
« on: December 12, 2019, 01:25:50 PM »
So sorry George!  Looking tremendous!

Cheers, Mark.

Kit Building / Re: FOS Scale Models kitbash
« on: December 12, 2019, 12:12:53 AM »
Very nice Darryl!

Both in regards to design and execution.  I like the timber trim around the base too, with the slight elevation off the ground like its on piles.

Cheers, Mark.

Forum Contests / Re: 2020 Winter Build Challenge
« on: December 11, 2019, 11:28:39 AM »
Great choice, Bob!

I don't think I have ever seen a build thread on this kit.  I have used its design as inspiration on two different scratch-builds over the years.  I found the plans in an old MRR magazine.

Cheers, Mark.

Kit Building / Re: FOS Bandits Roost
« on: December 11, 2019, 12:55:02 AM »
Looking good, Jerry.

As the door is at floor level you'll need joists and bearers to support the structure.  If the bearers are timber they will need to be pretty substantial.  I would think at least 6"x2" joists and 12"x2" bearers. 

I found a photo I took of a Baldwin street sign a few years back - thought it might be of some interest.

Cheers, Mark.

Considering your yellow paint considerations this photo is rather apt in another way!  Just look at that yellow glow - in the prototype!  And the clash with that green!

Cheers, Mark.

Hi John.

I've been considering your topic for discussion all day.  Firstly

Clapboard just doesn't go all the way to the ground.

This should be true but it really isn't.  I have seen multiple examples of timber going all the way to the ground - especially in old houses and especially on hills.  I was once at my friends old house (on the flat) and went out the back door from the wash house and had to step up to the concrete patio outside.  You opened the door inwards and there was 6" of concrete!  Surely it will rot you say - yes.

Often timber structures are built on piles - the same as a deck - and in such cases timber often goes all the way to the ground - almost - and inch (which would be almost invisible in Ho scale) is all that is required to let airflow (and vermin) under your building.  Below is a nice example taken from my inspirational walks around Lyttelton.  Yes - it is corrugated iron, but it is still fraught with the same problems and I'm sure similar examples in timber could be found.  Behind the iron there is no doubt untreaded timber framework, below the exterior ground level.  Inside that timber framework is no doubt dozy and the unpleasant smell of rot is in the air.

Baring this in mind I sometimes put foundations on my structures (always pre-planned and usually from Wills plasticard brick or block, sometimes my own plaster castings of concrete formers) and sometimes don't.  As mentioned, the timber frame of the structure typically sits flush with the floor/ foundation and the cladding sits proud of this by 2"ish.  Putting a foundation proud of the cladding will look wrong (although I'm sure there will be examples out there).

We do love to age our structures and pry off clapboards - here is a perfect candidate for some rot from the bottom up!

An interesting topic, John.  I'd suggest starting a thread on it but it would invariably turn into a nail hole debate.  I'm surprised it hasn't already!  Woops! I shouldn't have said that should I...

Cheers, Mark.

Forum Contests / Re: 2020 Winter Build Challenge
« on: December 09, 2019, 11:27:43 PM »
I'll find something.  Likely to be a scratch-build.

Cheers, Mark.

Layout Tours / Re: The North East And EVEREE RR
« on: December 08, 2019, 11:00:46 PM »
This looks like a pretty major undertaking!

Cheers, Mark.

Kit Building / Re: FOS Bandits Roost
« on: December 08, 2019, 02:07:22 PM »
Looking forward to your progress, Jerry.

Cheers, Mark.

Dioramas / Re: Finished...Cowboy Trading Post
« on: December 08, 2019, 02:06:04 AM »
Beautiful work, Karl!

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers, Mark.

Kit Building / Re: FSM Chippy Hollow Hardware
« on: December 08, 2019, 01:28:43 AM »
Looking good, Steve.

Cheers, Mark.

Big day for the LBP construction crew of the S&S RR today!

Looking good, John.

I'll hold my tongue on the yellow until all is done.  I know I did one myself in gloss yellow with a hit of Dullcote when done.  At the time it looked so bright (much more so than yours) but when finished it quickly became one of my favourite colour schemes.  (please excuse my Queen's English spelling - two in a row there!)

Cheers, Mark.

Kit Building / Re: FOS Bandits Roost
« on: December 03, 2019, 09:29:02 PM »
HI George.

Baldwin Street, which until recently was considered the steepest street in the world, has a slope of 19 degrees or 1:2.86.  I work your 5/11 out at 24.4 degrees or 1:2.2.  At present you unofficially have the steepest street in the world!  I would run a line from the bottom left of the livery door to the bottom left of the single door with a transom.  If this line kept going down at this already very steep slope it would meet the garage at the center forecourt bay - which I can't see working.  I would be inclined to revisit the first step in height, between apartment one and two (of 1,2,3,4 starting at the bottom).  By lessening this step by maybe 8 clapboards, all would become easy.  Why don't you try mocking up a road and see what you think?

Cheers, Mark.

Kit Building / Re: FOS Bandits Roost
« on: December 03, 2019, 12:40:07 PM »
Looking good, George.

I think I can imagineer that road in place...Do you intend it starting around the corner half way along the garage wall?

Cheers, Mark.

General Information / Re: 2x4 or 1x4
« on: December 03, 2019, 03:13:06 AM »
Wow!  There are oodles of them In NZ!

Cheers, mark.

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