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GWhizz

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Location : Charente, France

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PostSubject: A French style building for the CFHC   A French style building for the CFHC EmptyTue Jul 14, 2009 2:41 pm

Following my lengthy Chamby based station project and a quick maintenance shed "Clikey" style, I've decided to embark on a long overdue French building for my layout.

Utilising a set of doors and windows purchased from Imagimonde at the Paris Expo last November I'm going to try and replicate the many vernacular buildings we have in South West France.

The biggest challenge is still the roof, as I would like to replicate the clay canal tiles that adorn most of our buildings - here's a pic of some on my own roof ...

A French style building for the CFHC Tiles10

It's perfectly OK to use grey slate as they are found on some roofs here, but mainly for prestigious buildings - Hotel de Ville, Marie, Chateau etc and certainly not on barns.

I guess the cost of bringing them south of the Loire where they predominate was prohibitive?

Anyway using my stock of scrap 5mm exterior ply from pitchside football advertising here goes ...

A French style building for the CFHC Batime10

I'll try and maintain this thread as work proceeds.

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mikeyh

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Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: A French style building for the CFHC   A French style building for the CFHC EmptyTue Jul 14, 2009 3:09 pm

There are three methods I've used for canal tiles;

1. the most expensive, you can buy them in plastic sheet form (nbot recommended because the sheets are not quite big enough for a G scale building, and its hard to disguise the joint.

2. again costs a bit but lengths of 5-7mm dowel glued vertically down the roof , painted in exterior terra cotta and then the tile ends drybrushed in black.

3 the cheapest and therefore the one i've used; buy some of the plastic piping they use for running wiring in, and with a dremel cut it to length and then in half. you will then have scale size tiles.mount in the usual way/

the problem i found with method three is that when overlapping them the thickness builds up quite a bit. If you find a better way let me know'cos i've been trying for ages!!bonne chance

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clive_t

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Location : Portsmouth, England

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PostSubject: Re: A French style building for the CFHC   A French style building for the CFHC EmptyTue Jul 14, 2009 4:33 pm

Excellent, I love threads like this where we can see stuff happen as it progresses to the finished article... looking forward to seeing how this develops Brian!

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PostSubject: Re: A French style building for the CFHC   A French style building for the CFHC EmptyTue Jul 14, 2009 5:23 pm

As said before. There is always something going on from the active members here.

That's what makes this forum interesting and a pleasure to administer.

Pierre will be pleased to see his doors and windows being put to good use.
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GWhizz

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Location : Charente, France

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PostSubject: Re: A French style building for the CFHC   A French style building for the CFHC EmptySun Aug 09, 2009 6:19 pm

I've been waiting for a rainy day to get on with my indoor projects and today did not disappoint!

So I got stuck into the French style building again starting by cutting out all the apertures with a hand fretsaw and gluing a batten to support the first floor ....
A French style building for the CFHC Bati110

Then clamped and glued the sides in place ...
A French style building for the CFHC Bati210

Decided not to clean up the old plywood as the mould patina will look pre-weathered...
A French style building for the CFHC Bati310

Then cut out a roof - they're fairly low aspect in our part of France as opposed to LGB Alpine, and glued a batten to support the two sides ...
A French style building for the CFHC Bati410

Then with the sides in situ and chamfered the ridge with a plane, cut two end gables to suit...
A French style building for the CFHC Bati510

Chamfering the ends to fit the roof is temporarily glued and fixed with gaffer tape before being removed as a unit and allowed to dry. It will be reinforced with glass fibre mat and resin in the next stage ...
A French style building for the CFHC Bati610

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PostSubject: Re: A French style building for the CFHC   A French style building for the CFHC EmptySun Aug 09, 2009 6:28 pm

Chamfered ends on an angled roof.... cyclops

Some crafty modelling there. What is this building going to be?
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GWhizz

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Location : Charente, France

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PostSubject: Re: A French style building for the CFHC   A French style building for the CFHC EmptySun Aug 09, 2009 7:01 pm

It is typical of farm buildings here in the Charente with a double storey central barn with wide doors flanked with single storey outbuildings. All will be revealed in due course!

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clive_t

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Location : Portsmouth, England

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PostSubject: Re: A French style building for the CFHC   A French style building for the CFHC EmptySun Aug 09, 2009 8:16 pm

Wow that's going to be one hefty building when it's done - good stuff, bring on the next instalment!

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David Grantham



Location : Midlands, England

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PostSubject: Re: A French style building for the CFHC   A French style building for the CFHC EmptyMon Aug 10, 2009 12:39 pm

Not sure what canal tiles are but for pantiles I am using resin tile sheets from

http://www.modelrailwaybuildings.co.uk/index.html

You can see these if you go to the Victorian Warehouse. These are sold for about £5 each and are pretty good.
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GWhizz

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PostSubject: Re: A French style building for the CFHC   A French style building for the CFHC EmptyMon Aug 10, 2009 2:45 pm

Hi David

Yes pan tiles are pretty much the same thing but the bottom tiles are curved too!

thanks for the link! I couldn't see them on the site, so I've emailed them for details !

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GWhizz

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PostSubject: Re: A French style building for the CFHC   A French style building for the CFHC EmptyMon Aug 10, 2009 3:03 pm

I've had a very quick response from Dave at model railway buildings, here's what he said ...

Hi,,I can supply cast sheets of pan tile but not resin..the roof sections are made from a very hard plaster base ceramic.they are 4.5 x 11.5 inches.
they are £5 each unpainted and the last 4 I posted cost £4.60..postal costs would depend on how many.
The roof section are the same as supplied with L110 on the web site.
Many thanks
Dave


As they are not absolutely what I'm looking for and possibly difficult to trim to size, I'll probably not proceed, however the details may well be of interest to others?

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GWhizz

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Location : Charente, France

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PostSubject: Re: A French style building for the CFHC   A French style building for the CFHC EmptyMon Aug 10, 2009 3:13 pm

The sun is out so not much progress today.

Positioned on the layout to see how it fits ...
A French style building for the CFHC Bati1110

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GWhizz

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PostSubject: Re: A French style building for the CFHC   A French style building for the CFHC EmptyMon Aug 10, 2009 3:15 pm

Glued acetate sheet - looks a mess - to back windows ....
A French style building for the CFHC Bati1210

Now with windows and doors glued in place ...
A French style building for the CFHC Bati1310

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mikeyh

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Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: A French style building for the CFHC   A French style building for the CFHC EmptyMon Aug 10, 2009 4:37 pm

Can i ask what glue you are using?

Mikey
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GWhizz

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PostSubject: Re: A French style building for the CFHC   A French style building for the CFHC EmptyMon Aug 10, 2009 5:32 pm

PVA for main costruction. A "no more nails" type rubber based adhesive for the widows and doors.

This combination has stood up OK on my other buildings so far Sad

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PostSubject: Re: A French style building for the CFHC   A French style building for the CFHC EmptyMon Aug 10, 2009 5:36 pm

thanks
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Location : Midlands, England

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PostSubject: Re: A French style building for the CFHC   A French style building for the CFHC EmptyMon Aug 10, 2009 8:28 pm

Yes, sorry about the resin bit, but the plaster is all but resin to me.

I cut these sheets of pantiles on a Proxxon mini table saw using an hardened blade, as the standard blade will blunt very quickly. They can be layed so that joins are well disguised with a bit of filler between sections.

The last 4 sheets that Dave refers to, were for me to complete my model of Leon loco shed
which will in fact double as the overall station roof for my fictional Villaviciosa Puerto station.

Photos to follow when I have had time to figure the photo hosting mechanism.
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pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

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PostSubject: Re: A French style building for the CFHC   A French style building for the CFHC EmptyMon Aug 31, 2009 8:08 pm

re :pantiles - I may have found something of interest

Domuskits.com

I hae just got a small packet of 25 for 3 euro, I think I got the 1/10 size though by mistake.

There is another brand : aedes ars , AEDES Which is probably the right scale and they were 2 euro a pack. I am using my netbook and a slowish connection so cant really search at pres but they do look the biz.

I gottem from Hobby in San Sebastian, but they said they can do online sale at Hobby Oh dear thats a shame the weshop does not show the entire range, must investigate further,

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Pierre d Imagimonde

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Location : france

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PostSubject: Re: A French style building for the CFHC   A French style building for the CFHC EmptyThu Mar 11, 2010 5:18 pm

Congratulations Brian
Your little house have a nice face.
I specially like the color of the big door
Next one you should make more little holes for the windows (but you are free to do like you want Smile )
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