Loco no 11

Loco no 11

Friday, 5 February 2016

Building Bankes Bakelit

Last March I started planning Bankes Bakelit, the small bakelite factory just north of Nystrup Gravel's 600 mm. track. The factory has now progressed from a card board mock up to a proper structure of foam board. I adjusted the size of the building slightly as there was room for a little larger foot print on the module. As I wasn't aiming for a scale model of the factory building, I just enlarged the building as much as space allowed while keeping the proportions. The building now makes a more prominent presence. I didn't want trains to dwarf the building - rather the opposite.
Test assembly held together with pins from my latest shirt purchase.
The building is made from a double layer of 6 mm. foam board. Window openings in the inner foam board layer are a little larger than in the outer layer. In that way I hope to fit windows in a realistic depth in the wall. I still haven't found any suitable window frames to fit in the holes and I suspect I will not. I will probably have to build the window frames from plastic profiles.
Windows cut out, double walls fitted and all parts glued.
Floor fitted - still unglued.
Interior floor and dividers have been built to allow for lighting and a little interior detailing. With floors the building don't need bracing.

3 comments:

  1. Claus if you want I could help draw up some windows to be etched and then speak to Steve (Narrow Planet) about getting them etched?

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  2. Good idea, James. I'm only worried if the etch will have sufficient heigh to represent wooden framed windows? It will have to be of a rather hefty piece of etch in 1:35. Perhaps laser cut MDF or card board will be better? What do you think?

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  3. I'd suggest layering two etches for wooden framing. I had in mind they were steel though when I suggested. MDF might be a little coarse, but I look forward to seeing it. If it doesn't work let me know and I can see what I can help with.

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