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Paulus

Paulus

Location : The Netherlands

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PostSubject: Un petit café   Un petit café EmptySun Oct 23, 2011 7:52 pm

Today I started a new building. The idea is to bring it with me to the RailExpo as an example on how to build good looking (hopefully) buildings in a relatively cheap and easy way.

The basic materials are styrofoam (left over package material) and some skewers/toothpicks.

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The styrofoam pieces can be glued together with water resistant whiteglue. With this building I experimented with silicon kit (the kind used in bathrooms etc.). The toothpicks are pinned in to keep the parts in place and give some more strength. The best way is to pin them diagonally in the parts.
The little fellow helps me to stay in scale a bit.


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Cutting walls in shape.

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With some sandpaper the rough edges can be smoothened very simple. This way the cutted parts fit better.

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The roof is glued and pinned in place but some paper tape is used to hold the roof better in place.

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Two solid pieces are used for an extension on one side of the building.

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And the final result after one hour. The structure is now drying.

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Location : Portsmouth, England

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PostSubject: Re: Un petit café   Un petit café EmptySun Oct 23, 2011 8:34 pm

Looks good so far, I'll be interested to see how it turns out Cool

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Paulus

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Location : The Netherlands

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PostSubject: Re: Un petit café   Un petit café EmptyMon Oct 24, 2011 2:43 pm

Thanks Clive!

I would like to experiment with "Vynil concrete patch". I saw some stunning results with it on MLS (see this topic on Cement Structures and scroll down to the ones posted by East Broad Top).

But I have no idea how Vynil concrete is called in Europe (or better in The Netherlands). I did some Googling but I only find US sites... If anybody know hot this stuff is called over here in Europe, please tell! Also if anyone has experiences with this (good or bad) I'm happy to hear them.

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Location : Portsmouth, England

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PostSubject: Re: Un petit café   Un petit café EmptyMon Oct 24, 2011 3:31 pm

Ardex?

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KleineDicke

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Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

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PostSubject: Re: Un petit café   Un petit café EmptyMon Oct 24, 2011 4:44 pm

I tried to call the customer service number for Quikrete (manufacturer for the Vinly Concrete Patch), but I got no answer.

Ardex does have a patching product called "Ardex GPS" that contains vinyl, but I have no idea if it's the same stuff. It does seem to be for similar applications, though.

Too bad you didn't think about this a few weeks ago- I could have brought you some. Very Happy

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Paulus

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PostSubject: Re: Un petit café   Un petit café EmptyTue Oct 25, 2011 6:11 pm

Ardex GPS - General Patch and Skimcoat sounds like good stuff but (off course...) it's not at all mentioned on the Dutch Ardex site. scratch
I believe "Patch" refers to that it's used for repairs in walls etc? But what's a Skimcoat exactly?

Perhaps the Ardex F5 could be an option? It has MICROTEC fibers in it (don't know what those are...).

I think I visit a DIY store one of these days and see what they got. Perhaps something that you can add to normal mixtures.

Bill, I would not dare to ask you such thing! If you had brought a bag of Quikrete with you the airport customs did not only check your baggage because of some suspicious electronic device (the railcar) but surely also for some highly suspicious white powder...
That would have costed you some hours (and your dignity when strip searched...) Wink
lol!

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KleineDicke

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Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

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PostSubject: Re: Un petit café   Un petit café EmptyWed Oct 26, 2011 2:44 am

I believe skimcoat is a thin layer for covering minor surface imperfections
http://www.floorprep.com/skimcoat.html.

As for customs inspections, I entered thru Frankfurt, so it would have been interesting affraid to say the least. I did manage to 'smuggle' in a block of Velveeta.
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Come to think of it, Velveeta might make a fairly good building material.

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PostSubject: Re: Un petit café   Un petit café EmptyWed Oct 26, 2011 7:58 pm

Velveeta might be indeed just the right stuff I'm looking for, smeared against the building walls... Laughing

Meanwhile I have cut the window openings on the front and painted the inside black. Only the windows on front will be cut out, the others (backside) will be fake ones.

First I experimented with plastic model glue so I could ' chemically' cut out the openings without all messy styrofoam dust/grain. This works, but you can't control the "cut" exactly. The foam not only melts down ways, but also a bit sideways.

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So after a bit experimenting I went back to the good old hobby knife!

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The upper window holes were a bit to big for the Pola windows I wanted to use. I used slightly bigger matt clear plastic (the Pola "glass") that fitted over the hole and glued it in place. I used glue soaked papertape to hold them in place. Than I glued the window on the glass. The 'openings' on both sides will be filled with cement. I also decided to place the glass in the front and door. I have to paint this all securely later but I found it easier to construct this way.

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Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

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PostSubject: Re: Un petit café   Un petit café EmptyWed Oct 26, 2011 9:52 pm

Looks like that dining table is getting a workout again. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Un petit café   Un petit café EmptyThu Oct 27, 2011 4:55 pm

Our solid pinewood diner table is used form many things; modelbuilding, drawing, boardgames and puzzles, cards making and other crafts, clubhouse and I believe even for diner and breakfast Wink It's a bit the heart of our house come to think of it...

Now it was the plasterers workshop:


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I decided to go for the a mix of 1 part Portland cement with 2 parts of fine sand and a shoot of white glue. I carved some flaking plaster details in it when it was still wet:

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PostSubject: Re: Un petit café   Un petit café EmptyThu Oct 27, 2011 5:06 pm

I like that, most effective!

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Paulus

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PostSubject: Re: Un petit café   Un petit café EmptyMon Oct 31, 2011 5:48 pm

Thanks Clive!

Some more progress pictures:

Backside. The green plastic is a wastebag that I use as cover during the drying process.
This way it dries slower and better.

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Testfit the louvres.

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Painted louvres.

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Front and side. The small window on top will be further detailed.

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Front. Also to be detailed further more. Windows and plastic parts must be cleaned up a bit before painting.

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PostSubject: Re: Un petit café   Un petit café EmptyMon Oct 31, 2011 6:08 pm

Looks great so far. How strong is it? Is there any risk of the cement cracking when the building is lifted?

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Paulus

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Location : The Netherlands

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PostSubject: Re: Un petit café   Un petit café EmptyMon Nov 07, 2011 10:24 am

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How strong is it? Is there any risk of the cement cracking when the building is lifted?

The cement is rather strong. It will not crack when lifting, I don't have to be very careful with it. I guess it will crack when it gets a hard hit with something (like a branch falling on to it). But normal outside use the whole year round won't be a problem I'm sure.

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Pierre d Imagimonde

Location : france

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PostSubject: Re: Un petit café   Un petit café EmptyMon Nov 07, 2011 10:49 am

tres joli Smile
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