North Pilton Works Signal Box

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stockers

Trains, aircraft, models, walking, beer, travel
24 Oct 2009
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I wanted it with windows facing the road, and back to the track - very western, very proper, but Green River shanty town is generally viewed from the side that would be trackside and thus backside
Still thinking :wasntme::wasntme::wasntme::wasntme::wasntme::wasntme::wasntme::wasntme:
Sideways?
 
Rhinochugger

Rhinochugger

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27 Oct 2009
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North West Norfolk
It is WONDERFUL! I really like it!

I'm still in the progress of painting my wooden sawmill.. A million of parts, or maybe half of that... And I'm painting each part before building...
Yep, that's the alternative approach - I like Titebond 2 as a waterproof wood glue, so you have to go wood /wood, hence the belt /braces / anything else at painting stage :emo::emo::emo:
 
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Rhinochugger

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27 Oct 2009
28,119
North West Norfolk
Well, the good news is that the Simoniz acrylic clear lacquer (rattle can) seems to work really well - it gives a satin finish, takes to all surfaces (so far) and is far easier to use than Humbrol spray varnishes :nod::nod::nod:
 
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Rhinochugger

Rhinochugger

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Sideways?
I think sideways may do it :)

Then I can park a pickup between the back of the soda cabin and the side of the station building :nod::nod:

Then what about the lovers - having a quick cuddle in the pickup at the moment in a traditional driving lesson arrangement ;););)

Or do they sit and canoodle on the bench outside Sadie's :think::think::think:
 
stockers

stockers

Trains, aircraft, models, walking, beer, travel
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Nr. Ashford, Kent. England.
or up in the hills enjoying the view - if they ever bother to look!
 
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Rhinochugger

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or up in the hills enjoying the view - if they ever bother to look!
Oh no, this is Bible belt - Crossways Mission is just across the way - can't be dashing up into the hills together, I'll tell the vicar..........................................
 
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Rhinochugger

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Just about there now

There's a lump of (artificial) timber just inside the door which will be used to screw it down to the timber platform, then the front door will be glued n place :nod::nod::nod:

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And finally....................>:)>:)>:)>:)

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Quite impressive... A three-horse town!
:rofl::rofl::rofl:
 
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I've now turned my attention to the benches while I watch paint dry :(:(

I've cut them down in height to suit the reduced scale of my buildings and populace :cool::cool:

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I've nooticed the Titebond you are using. It's great wood glue and I use it making oak furniture with it. But I tested it on some outside bird boxes and they fell apart. There is a better Titebond now that is exterior and waterproof - Titebond 3 Ultimate. The drying time is longer but it's worth it I think.
 
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Rhinochugger

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That's interesting - Titebond 2 is meant to be exterior, and none of the models that I've used it for have fallen apart yet .................. :mask: :mask:
 
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Fingers crossed then - praps we were just unlucky - we still use 2 for general gluing and will continue to do so. A friend of mine who is a wood expert and tutors at a local college told me about the Ultimate 3.