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Posted by Beano Boy on 01 Feb 2018, 18:16

I will have quite a few walls to show later,but for now leaving the cut out wall sections to dry out, i move forward to other wheeled supports of fantasy. :-D


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Things tend to mount up with a number of variations of the theme on my work tables.
The first sample above shows a glimmer of a cradle that would hold a wheel,but always there is scope for change. Remember i have four wheels of round about turnings to play around with! :-D

I always recommend making templates. These when cut out can be traced around onto paper card and you only have to mark out once if you need more of them.Which time wise is a colossal saving.

Lets see how they will cradle another wheel.

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The same footprint of the back wall goes onto the table first.

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Followed by the newest cutout paper card cradle.

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There will be two of these,one either side of the running wheel,
and they will of course stand out from the wall.

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The wall can stand up as seen or tipped over onto its side. So i can use the same repetitive footprint on another building simply because no detail has been added at this stage like brick work,stone or windows.

Yes i can now scribe and dress these up.

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There will be brickwork added at the bottom up to that first line. The rest of this will be dressed up to look like timber frame construction.

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This should give more of an idea what i am aiming for.

The two half arches will support the wooden sluice making that quite an easy build to do. ;-) i hope.
The back wall will be one of very odd looking brick and stone.

That`s it for now. :-D BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 07 Feb 2018, 16:15

Yes I meant to mention it could be mistaken for a gibbet !
:mrgreen: "So those wishing to make one_"
:cowboy:__ " Just add the rope Pards." :-D BB
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Posted by FredG on 07 Feb 2018, 16:42

Beano Boy wrote:Yes I meant to mention it could be mistaken for a gibbet !


Isn''t that stetching it a bit? :beer:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 07 Feb 2018, 17:22

Not as much as do winged Hussars. For they are a wringing and a stretching many a poor Goose`s neck. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 08 Feb 2018, 18:25

Loss of pictures on this topic and perhaps others too,is caused by,
504 Gateway Time Out Error display on EDGE Browser.
My pictures can be viewed in full on my CROME Browser. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 10 Feb 2018, 12:15

Cardboard, Glue & Sand.

Blanks are placed into cut out holes.

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There`s no messing with expensive clay. :-D

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The full procedure is fully explained in depth
on the Link above. :-D

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The bottom

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The flat top with post holes.

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Costing only a few pence to make,It will soon dry out,
and will be used elsewhere on another ongoing topic later. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 13 Feb 2018, 14:04

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Above showing the first Template for outlining the medieval end walls.
This will aid me in tracing out the two end sections I need on the thickest corrugated cardboard I have.Two side sections and a roof will form in theory a box with a simple lid upon it.
I`ll show that later. :-D BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 14 Feb 2018, 04:27

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There I was cutting a well out the cardboard needed when......

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My second supportive chair I needed arrived.

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It just squeezed in through the doorway blocking the hallway light.


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Yes another box and one much bigger had arrived.

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:-D BB
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Posted by Peter on 14 Feb 2018, 16:27

I like that picture from you in the fourth picture! Or is it a mirror??? :eh: :mrgreen:

Two new big boxes means a lot of work again in this topic! Go on Paul! You can do it! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 16 Feb 2018, 15:58

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Yes a Mirror image Peter. I`m leaning on that huge box camera in hand. The corner of the box can be seen on the right hand side bottom of the picture.

ONCE UPON A TIME....

For those that noticed the light bulb,,,,i completely destroyed the light shade in the hallway by VAX`ing it with the end of the pipe. At the time I was standing on a chair, and that shade was rather dusty and Yes to save time I took the brush off the pipe and KA-POW! Boy O, Boy! That shade just exploded in a split shattering half second. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
Mrs B,has never asked me to hoover up since. :-D It`s a great life here in Fiddle Wood,and one never knows what antics will befall this little old place.

If you like reading of my miss-adventures feel free to laugh.

AND SO IT CAME TO PASS

Today I cut those large boxes up into manageable pieces
and put them in my cardboard stash! :winky: " He did,but now needs a big box to put it all in."
:eh: :eh: :eh: :eh: :eh: "EH!" said all the Wingnuts.


THE ROOF

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The size of roof on this part of the build has been mapped out and cut. Now the wooden beams can be made up to the Apex shown further down. A simple process I have shown many times before.
;-) " Yes he certainly has."

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Above shows the top line to be cut halfway through in order for the whole roof to swing nicely into place upon the beams later.


The Medieval End Walls
The cut outs to allow for a view of daylight right though the entire length of the finished building.
Of course windows will be fitted later.

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Showing the Facing Paper-Card stuck onto either side of the recycled cardboard. :-D " That was even more fun."___________ :mrgreen: "And saving £3.00 on BB`s build." The awful corrugated stuff will not be on view once each edge is faced in sandstone. ( paper card ) Easily cut out scored across the middle and bent over and stuck on. True a rather tall building ,as there is quite a drop way down past the actual wheel were the runoff water will flow away to where ever.

Another Two End Walls

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On these walls I cut the scale of bricks down to a much more pleasing size,this should help pull this building together later when they are capped with flat clay tiles. ( made from paper card ) I will cut the other wall to this size too later.
Now I want to place some fantasy type structures that will stick out from the walls,and dormer windows giving more angles to the roof. All the windows will be cut through giving the appearance of a natural hollow style building with peep holes for the curious to look through and see the windows on the far side. The camera loves to focus on neat little things like that.

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This shows the apex of the planned lift-off roof. This also gives the correct angle to the planned widows already mentioned. Allowance has been determined by the width of the oven baked pantile roof to be deployed in thin strips of corrugated cardboard. :mrgreen: "Even more fun."

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Ground floor is where the little fellow stands. The craft-knife marks the position of the top floor


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Shown for illustration purposes are 36mm characters.

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The Basement where the gears create more power from the larger wheel outside. Showing roughly where the drive shaft will go though the wall.

So although not having shown anything to adventurous i hope you have enjoyed your visit. :-D BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 17 Feb 2018, 19:15

I am down sizing this project to ho oo scale to save on time and space available to me. I figure a small corner on the Honey Well railway layout will do to house it. I have therefore stated again with shrinking it down to a fiddle de de size which is falling into place using the same method of paper card construction and Not a 3 D Printer. As I intend to show the `Finished Scratch Building ',under another walk through `Heading Title', the work here is at a construction end.

:coffee: Other stuff will continue here from time to time. Mainly simple to do walls and bases which do not take to much of my time to do,or your time to read. As I do whoffle on in my dotage.
I hope to see you elsewhere later. :-D BB
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Posted by Peter on 24 Feb 2018, 10:52

Go on Paul real nice project! I like the downsizing! :thumbup:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 26 Feb 2018, 03:58

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Small but easy to spot.

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installed on a 6 x 5 x 5 cm building.BB
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Posted by Lacc on 31 Mar 2018, 21:16

:shock: I wish I could build like you, following your photos seems easier than it should be! :sweatdrop:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 01 Apr 2018, 02:13

Thank you for your comment Lacc, :thumbup: I really appreciate it. BB
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Posted by C M Dodson on 01 Apr 2018, 13:59

Hello Mr B.

I missed this article until Lac revived it so to speak. Excellent waterwheel and building.

Best wishes,

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Posted by Beano Boy on 01 Apr 2018, 16:56

Thank you Chris.
Other scratch-built medieval buildings are slowly falling up in small scale.
They will be shown much later when finished.

From the evergreen gardens that are our part of Fiddle Wood,
Greetings to everyone upon this Easter Day. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 16 Apr 2018, 01:02

Another topic void of pictures. :( I will try and find them and repost them. BB
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Posted by Wiking on 16 Apr 2018, 01:38

Aggrr!
I am too late. No pic.
This is sooo ...

We live in the dark time.
In 100 years nobody know what we have done. All pic are lost. And the new software will not work for the old pic program. The lucky one who will do the good old way of analog camera pic.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 16 Apr 2018, 18:48

Sorry Wiking,and other viewers clicking onto this topic of ruination.
Two and a half years of my work placed in the support of this Forum is destroyed and lay in utter ruins. O well life goes on elsewhere I reckon. :-D BB
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