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Scratchbuilding / Re: Victorian Railways DERM
« Last post by Kipsley on Today at 02:56:33 AM »
Yups. Did the conversion as I guessed you were American. Lol. We work in millimeters here. Ordered the sheets in white, 2 sizes, 0.25mm and 0.5mm (for floors and such), and I did guess correctly on the "square stock" and ordered the right stuff, 1/16 square stock for stiffening. :)
Expensive, though there is enough there to make many models. I will also look around for what I can use that is free. Read somewhere in a thread that margarine lids make great ultra thin styrene sheets, and they are free!
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Scratchbuilding / Re: Victorian Railways DERM
« Last post by bparrish on Today at 02:47:48 AM »
Kipsley...

1/16" is something close to your 1.5mm square stock.

And you are correct.  It is for stiffening.

see ya
Bob
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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: So, you want a model railroad?
« Last post by bparrish on Today at 02:45:09 AM »
Guilty as charged, your honor !  !! ! ! ! !

see ya
Bob
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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wow ! ! ! A six page story
« Last post by bparrish on Today at 02:34:41 AM »
Greg...

Oh..... Yes sir..........


We have all the makings here ..........

This really is a can of mixed nuts......

Thanx for your observation.

see ya
Bob
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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: New from Western Australia
« Last post by bparrish on Today at 02:32:31 AM »
Kipsley...

That is amazing.

Very cool....

Thanx
Bob
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Scratchbuilding / Re: Victorian Railways DERM
« Last post by Kipsley on Today at 02:31:15 AM »
0.25 mm styrene... Thank goodness!! I looked it up in some online shops and there was so many different sizes and types, I had no idea at all. So ok..... 0.25 mm it is :)

And 1/16 square stock. I have no idea what that is but I am guessing something to strengthen the model and make it rigid. Okies. Added to shopping list.

Hobby knife and spare blades I got from my local hardware store today. Sadly they don't sell styrene so I'm ordering online.

Keep the advise coming. Thankies.
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Scratchbuilding / Re: Victorian Railways DERM
« Last post by bparrish on Today at 01:41:31 AM »
Kipsley......

This will be a great project.  Can't wait.

To answer your question...

Styrene in the thickness of .010" (.25mm) would work good.  It cuts easily and when you stack it to do your window reveals things won't look too thick.

Use a straight edge for each cut and get a ton of sharp x-acto #11 blades or what ever is your equivalent.

Also find some 1/16' square stock for stiffening from the inside.

For glue... tube glue is pretty thick and tends to flood and puddle and distorts the finish surface from the inside.

Try and fine liquid glue....... In the states there is a product called Tennax.  I'm sure there must be some equivalent in your part of the world.  Apply it with micro brushes.

You'll be just fine with this project.  I'm sure others will fill in what I have forgotten.

see ya
Bob
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Scratchbuilding / Victorian Railways DERM
« Last post by Kipsley on November 21, 2017, 11:49:34 PM »
My new project is a DERM Railcar in VR livery. It will be completely built from scratch but will be done in styrene rather than the usual 3mm craftwood and card I have used up till now. I also have some plans (thanks to the internet) to go by rather than just pictures out of a magazine, so I should be able to make a decent job of it. Trouble is...... Never actually worked with styrene before, so could someone please let me know if there is a standard size or thickness I should be looking for? Is there a special glue I should use? And any tips and tricks would be wonderful.

Thanks everyone. :)
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Layout Tours / Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Last post by S&S RR on November 21, 2017, 10:58:54 PM »
The settings I'm using in Apple photos is the large size for these pictures. The smaller ones that Eric and I didn't like is with the medium setting.  Sure would be nice to have something in-between.

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Layout Tours / Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Last post by S&S RR on November 21, 2017, 10:55:06 PM »
Here is a picture of the sticks - now to start gluing castings to them.


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