My main worry is joining the corners of the Wills corrugated sections in a way that looks at best believable and at worst inconspicuous. Vast amounts of Squadron Green putty have been used in an attempt to achieve the latter, then carved when dry with a round file to put back in the corrugations. There has to be an easier way. The secret lies in getting a good 45 straight degree chamfer on the edge of the sheets. Using a big file seems rather hit and miss. I have a chamfer cutter designed for foamboard, but that isn't going to work. A plane worked, but if I want to keep my finger tips I need to build some sort of jig, and it will have to be robust,
Anyway the weighbridge is now looking OKish, though this picture has managed to distort both the proportions of the model and the illustration in the wild Swan book.
|Llansilin road weighbridge hut - model and prototype.|
As to the gents, well it is just about passable from a distance. I forgot to clean off the rusty wash before it dried so it will be back out with the black paint next week.
|The worst bits of the Class 25 are hidden by the weighbridge. |
Note the platform edge and fence clearly aren't yet fixed down