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Author Topic: A snapshot in time. A glimpse of the Plettenberger Kleinbahn in 1/22.5 scale.  (Read 117271 times)
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« Reply #225 on: January 11, 2018, 07:34:07 PM »

This is so great. You should be adding this to the miniature rooms in the Art Institute of Chicago.
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« Reply #226 on: January 16, 2018, 03:40:36 PM »

This is so great. You should be adding this to the miniature rooms in the Art Institute of Chicago.

Haha, first I'd need to overcome my aviatophobia.

From this side of the pond the door won't be accessible later on; door handle then is only visible through door pane.



For some time I bothered about the ps business for the shop entrance's sideways show cases, including the shutter box.



The whole composition needs to be removable and I soon felt, that I was neither willing nor able to give a corresponding wooden look to the styrene parts in direct neighbourhood of a wooden door. To cap it all the edges started to loose their coloring after repeatedly assembling and demounting the entrance at the house (it slides into the walls from above).  



So i decided to start a new approach with veneer and I like the result much more.



I reused the shutter box, which won't be visible later on.



I faced an interesting challenge with the cord, which helps to close the shutter. It runs from the shutter box axle into the brass tube ...





... and then straight through the basement wall, but there was no borehole and I don't have that long drills do make a vertical bore straight alongside the building's walls. And the brass tube needed to hit that bore exactly (the black flyspeck close to the corner).



To measure and mark the right position wasn't that difficult, but again I didn't have a drill that long to bore that hole from down under (pun intended. I hope there is some Huh).



I predrilled with a bigger drill as deep as possible and then glued the final diameter's drill into a brass tube of the predrilled bore's diameter to bridge the distance.



That worked. Somehow (the flyspeck is the borhole  Grin).



I'm afraid that's going to be boring to you.

And now to something completely different.

Some years ago a friend (thanks, Torsten!) gave me a lot of little clock-face lights. I still feel that no LED can bring the same light effect a bulb brings.



The lights are soldered to small board pieces, which are soldered to self adhesive copper foil strips adhering to some cardboard.



This shapes the sideward part, which is glued with CA to the rear cover of the show case.



And that's what all this fuzz was about:



Please excuse me repeating that very similar picture; it's the only one to get an idea of the radial light effect of those actual bulbs. It's nearly impossible to have both the warm light impression of the bulbs and the radial appearance in one picture, which is clearly visible with the naked eye.





Show case displays like watches and glasses to come ... I couldn't wait to add that poster at least.

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« Reply #227 on: January 16, 2018, 11:04:00 PM »

really nice Volker.
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« Reply #228 on: January 17, 2018, 01:34:53 AM »

Marvelous work!
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« Reply #229 on: January 17, 2018, 02:17:11 AM »

Superb. -- Russ
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« Reply #230 on: January 17, 2018, 08:23:06 AM »

Excellent!
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« Reply #231 on: January 17, 2018, 02:36:26 PM »

Unbelievable!....Allan
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« Reply #232 on: January 17, 2018, 03:54:19 PM »

Wish the guy who fitted your door - fitted my front door !
Excellent work - such detail
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« Reply #233 on: January 17, 2018, 09:47:48 PM »

Truly amazing!
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« Reply #234 on: January 19, 2018, 08:46:47 AM »

What a beautiful effect. You are right, the warmth of light from the incandescent bulbs really adds to the atmosphere.
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« Reply #235 on: February 06, 2018, 03:27:46 PM »

Added a plank floor to one of the showrooms.








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« Reply #236 on: February 06, 2018, 04:00:33 PM »

Now that is nice!
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« Reply #237 on: February 06, 2018, 07:55:32 PM »

Looks ready to move in. Where do I sign the lease?    Smiley
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« Reply #238 on: February 06, 2018, 09:36:28 PM »

     I'm glad that someone else has proved that one can extend the length of microdrills with a piece of brass tube.
 
     On an upcoming project I need to drill a number of 0.031" holes to insert brass rod formed into rivet heads as I assemble the frame to a 1/48 scale model of the East Broad Top's Scale Test Car.  Many of the holes will be to far into the frame to reach with normal length bits. 

     This reinforces my comment on another thread on this forum that there is a broad base of talent which freely shares those talents.     
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« Reply #239 on: February 07, 2018, 12:44:23 PM »

Greg and Ray, thank you.

Looks ready to move in. Where do I sign the lease?    Smiley

If you manage to move in there, there's no need to sign a lease  Cheesy. (keep your Megaweapon out. There's only space for a ferrari).



     I'm glad that someone else has proved that one can extend the length of microdrills with a piece of brass tube.
 
     On an upcoming project I need to drill a number of 0.031" holes to insert brass rod formed into rivet heads as I assemble the frame to a 1/48 scale model of the East Broad Top's Scale Test Car.  Many of the holes will be to far into the frame to reach with normal length bits. 

     This reinforces my comment on another thread on this forum that there is a broad base of talent which freely shares those talents.     

I'm always a bit embarrassed by people telling me that there's a right and a wrong way to do things. Of course there may be extra long drills available, but in this case it's just a piece of plastic to be bored. Whatever solution works is a good solution  Wink. If you have a lathe at hand it's no problem to fit the bit centric to the tubing, which becomes more important the smaller the drillbit's diameter is or the more often you need to work with it.

Another shot of the wear at the floor:



I added another wooden floor in the neighbouring room, which is going to house a little workshop.





Cheers,
Volker
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