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Old 1st July 2010, 17:25   #11
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This afternoon I got home earlier than planned so i used the time to block up and sand the roof section with some Balsa wood

This method was a lot quicker than the one I used to make the loco roof !!!

John
How did you get an even surface going down the whole length of the roof?

That looks really great.
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Old 1st July 2010, 18:24   #12
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That looks awesome! I have the same question as Don. Please enlighten us.
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Old 1st July 2010, 21:28   #13
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Ah that's the day job showing through ! Lots of time spent doing industrial and construction joinery !

I wrapped a piece of coarse (40s grit I think) sandpaper round a block of 3" x 2" timber that was the same length as the roof.

I then sanded along the length of the roof holding the timber in my hand



The long length of the timber "guides" the sandpaper over the flat surface keeping it flat. I had previously marked the profile I wanted on both ends with a template, you just have to keep an eye on both ends to ensure you are going down evenly.

Balsa being soft both sides of the curve were sanded down in about 15mins total.

Hope this helps.

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Old 2nd July 2010, 01:31   #14
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Nice roof there John.
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Old 2nd July 2010, 13:53   #15
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Thanks for the answer, John. I'll keep this in mind when my 1:1 projects aren't as high a priority and I can get back to building.

Again, that's excellent work!
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This coach and engine are amazing, John.
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Old 3rd July 2010, 22:17   #17
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Today's update is a double day effort as I didn't post yesterday.


On the one side that had been seen previously I have now added the second skin made from 20 thou (0.5mm) plastic. In this' the window aperture's are 1mm smaller all round and have radius corners.



On the other side I have started the thicker first layer of side panels.



I have also fitted the seat backs and bases, which pointing man seems to find quite interesting.




This last picture shows the window step formed by adding the thinner second wall on the outside. The glazing will sit into this step. The seating will have "cushions" added to thicken them up



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Going well John. You sure have a knack with plasticard.

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Oh-oh, looks like pointy man got a bit dirty with all the construction going on in the fabrication shop. Didn't know white hats got dirty.

Looking good, John.
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Lookin good John.
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