Sunday, 1 September 2013

North Light Engine Shed…………

Well here we go again. I’m back on track (no pun intended). I’m back at my craft desk and I’ve started the R021b North Light Engine Shed in dark red brick from scalescenes. It’s a very versatile kit that can be built in two or four road versions and can be as long as required, as it is of a modular design and can be added together quite easily.

It all starts simply with the side walls, cut out and glued back to back to form the inside and outside.

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To hide the raw card edges, the cover layers wrap around the edges, and there is window sills to add for the bottom of the windows.

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For the top of the windows there is no cover, but a selection of coloured markers come in very handy just to disguise the raw edge.


The windows, I print with my laser printer onto OHP (Over Head Projector) film. Be careful if you want to try this as some laser printers will not take OHP and can damage your printer. If this is the case, the windows can be printed using an inkjet printer equally as well. The windows are sandwiched between the inner and outer walls.

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Next comes the dressings for the walls. These come in the form of the buttress’s, plinth and drainpipes. These add depth and texture to the walls. And like before, those felt pens hide all of the raw edges.

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Oh! I forgot to mention, there is a distribution box and trunking for the interior wall.


That’s the walls done. the next job is to start on the roofs. Hopefully I can get a start on these in the next couple of days. Keep popping back to see the progress.

Until Next Time…………

Chris sig


Michael Scott said...

Nice to see you back! I enjoy following your Scalescenes work!

Mad Mary said...

Absolutely fantastic Chris and love seeing the step by step pictures. Great to see you back and hope you are enjoying doing your hobby once more.

Mary x

Luke said...

Fantastic craftsmanship, You have inspired me to have a go at some of the great looking kits from scalescenes.
Is there any way of changing the scale? I'm working in HO so was curious as to wether the scale can be slightly reduced?

Anonymous said...

Remarkable kit indeed. I built it in HO (taking the OO and printing it at 87% --- this incidentally answers to Luke of previous comment) and it turned out a very nice and sturdy building.

Keep up the good work.