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« Reply #60 on: November 13, 2018, 03:28:43 PM »

Hauk, Finding the details of that round window is a terrific bit of tenacity and luck. I love it when some detail I have almost given up looking for unexpectedly shows up.
Now when you build that window you'll KNOW it is correct, and that feels good.

Its a nice little detail. Especially since I am thinking that the completed scene will have a slightly cathedral-like mood. That window would not look out of place in a church!
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« Reply #61 on: November 14, 2018, 09:17:00 PM »

Everything is looking good! Nice find on the window; I usually discover info like that after I have built it.
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« Reply #62 on: November 15, 2018, 04:52:48 AM »

Very Nice stuff this excellent detail - York Model Making at   www.yorkmodelmaking.co.uk    do a nice range of ornate church windows of various styles and sizes - nice quality to
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« Reply #63 on: November 15, 2018, 12:10:24 PM »

Or, Chuck, someone who has been hording the one piece of information you need waits until you publish the article and then uses it to prove that your carefully researched work has come to the wrong conclusion.
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« Reply #64 on: November 18, 2018, 12:25:30 PM »

Back at the start of this "round window" discussion, the interior photo shows what appears to be some kind of motor up on a shelf on the right side.  It looks as though it powers a lathe down on the floor via flat belt, but what caught my eye was the fact that there are no jackshafts in the building and the lathe appears to be the only one powered in this manner.  It also interests me that whatever kind of motor this is appears to have a flywheel.  I'm guessing the motor is electric, but why the flywheel?
   
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« Reply #65 on: November 18, 2018, 10:51:01 PM »

Back at the start of this "round window" discussion, the interior photo shows what appears to be some kind of motor up on a shelf on the right side.  It looks as though it powers a lathe down on the floor via flat belt, but what caught my eye was the fact that there are no jackshafts in the building and the lathe appears to be the only one powered in this manner.  It also interests me that whatever kind of motor this is appears to have a flywheel.  I'm guessing the motor is electric, but why the flywheel?
   

I don't believe that is a flywheel.  It looks like a large diameter pulley.  There I see a second belt coming down but smaller.  It looks like the shaft from the mottor extends down a couple more windows. I see what looks like a belt down there.
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« Reply #66 on: November 30, 2018, 03:29:02 PM »

Hauk,

Forex (German brand) is a millable pvc based material which comes in different thicknesses. If sprayed with a plastic primer it can be colored with usual wall paint for example. I tend to rather dab paint to the surface to avoid brush traces. I think at your scale there'll be enough texture from the rough wall paint pigments and the unevenness of the dabbed on color.

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Volker, do you have a source for Forex?
I am having trouble finding a webshop that does not charge an arm and a leg to send some sheets to Norway.
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« Reply #67 on: November 30, 2018, 04:17:00 PM »

"Its a nice little detail. Especially since I am thinking that the completed scene will have a slightly cathedral-like mood. That window would not look out of place in a church!" Hauk
Over here you never know what architectural styles will get mashed together. Here's a recently renovated restaurant I stumbled on here in a small old city in coastal New England Smiley


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« Reply #68 on: December 01, 2018, 07:59:41 AM »

Hauk,

Forex (German brand) is a millable pvc based material which comes in different thicknesses. If sprayed with a plastic primer it can be colored with usual wall paint for example. I tend to rather dab paint to the surface to avoid brush traces. I think at your scale there'll be enough texture from the rough wall paint pigments and the unevenness of the dabbed on color.

Cheers,
Volker

Volker, do you have a source for Forex?
I am having trouble finding a webshop that does not charge an arm and a leg to send some sheets to Norway.

Hauk,

I usually buy it at a local craft store. It's the same material sign makers tend to use for building site advertisements and so on. Sometimes they sell their residues for little money or even give it away instead of binning it.
Howsoever here's an online-shop with some variety https://www.architekturbedarf.de/plastics/forex/1 which ships for € 19,95 to Norway: https://www.architekturbedarf.de/versand. I'd love to buy it and then send it to you, but shipment to Norway would be more expensive than the shop's shipment costs!

I wasn't able to locate a vendor in Norway, but you may ask here https://www.thyssenkrupp-plastics.de/unternehmen/locations-in-europe/

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« Reply #69 on: December 01, 2018, 11:31:33 AM »

I usually buy it at a local craft store. It's the same material sign makers tend to use for building site advertisements and so on. Sometimes they sell their residues for little money or even give it away instead of binning it.
Howsoever here's an online-shop with some variety https://www.architekturbedarf.de/plastics/forex/1 which ships for € 19,95 to Norway: https://www.architekturbedarf.de/versand. I'd love to buy it and then send it to you, but shipment to Norway would be more expensive than the shop's shipment costs!

Thanks a lot for the tip, Volker!
The postage is reasonable, and the price for the material itself is very good.

Even if I googled extensively, I did not find that particular webshop.
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« Reply #70 on: December 02, 2018, 04:04:11 AM »

For glueing: I use UHU Plast Special https://www.architekturbedarf.de/plastics/uhu-plast-special-30g-with-dosing-head, sometimes thinned with dichloromethane (available at drugstores, but be careful, it's biohazard and carcinogenic). It's very thin and glues PVC to most other plastics like styrene, PA and so on.
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