Lazy building

Firemangrumpy

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As I don't want to be continually taking my buildings in and out I wanted a robust and cheap solution. Also having a new interest in the secondary railways of France (tram systems) I wanted something that resembled the typical architecture of the region.
So I bought an aeriated (Thermalite) block...
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It was easy to cut with an old saw...
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Smooth with a belt sander and old chisel...
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Crudely carved a door and detail with a smaller chisel, screwdriver and dremel tool type thing...
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Craved roof tiles in...
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And gave it a coat of paint...
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I think it kind of replicates the typical CDHV railway buildings...

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idlemarvel

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Nicely done and will last forever :)
 
mike

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Nice!!!
 
Firemangrumpy

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thanks guys.
The downside I found was the mess (oh the mess...!) and it's difficult to get fine detail. It's a bit 'crumbly'.
But I'm building a small shed (a pretend one, it wont actually be hollow) and I'm going to try cutting with a dremel and razor saw.
Maybe that will give me finer cuts?
 
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stockers

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An old wood saw will cut the blocks easily and neatly. It will blunt the saw so use an old one.
 
dunnyrail

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That's what I used to shape the roof.
A broken off piece of a Junior Hackwas blade held in some Coffee Stirers by Gaffa Tape make a good detail tool for such works. Also very handy for cutting in tricky areas if not a blunt one.
 
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Very impressive.