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Hi all,
I have made a start on the ratio shed the final kit coming to make progress .. basically it is four engine shed walls built up to have etched brass windows fitted and lighting.
The roof is going to be plasticard sheeting easier than matching up the roofing supplied in each kit it has been mounted on a 20 thou plasticard sheet temporarily for strength and while it was setting squareley , to make lighting easier alluminium tube has been glued to the inside walls in several places keeps wiring neat as well

Here are a few pictures .......

Ratio shed
Ratio shed #2
Ratio shed#3
Ratio shed #4
Ratio shed#5
 

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Interesting idea, any progress?
I assume the dates on the pictures are wrong and not that you've taken 4 years to post the pictures


What made you go for a lot of Ratio kits and not scratch build the whole project?

Andii
 

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QUOTE (5696Arethusa @ 19 Aug 2008, 00:06) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Interesting idea, any progress?
I assume the dates on the pictures are wrong and not that you've taken 4 years to post the pictures


What made you go for a lot of Ratio kits and not scratch build the whole project?

Andii

Hi Andii,

The shed now has a roof now needing to work out the venting system for it as modern vents would look out of place and the layout on the verge of the end of steam i am looking for something to fit in.
As to the pictures the date needs changing on the digiicam, i liked the finish of the ratio shed walls hence the kit usage, if i had found the other shed kit before initial construction had been done i would have had a four road shed
i do like to scratch build when possible (look out for other items on the layout )
 

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Hi UpNick

Well you cant say fairer than that, I've used the same shed kits on previous layouts and bashed a couple together but not on the scale you're doing. I even bashed a couple of Hornby sheds to make them long enough to cover a Pacific, on that occasion I kept the Hornby "Beehive" vents but added a brick cladding on three sides. These have been sold now as they're not suitable for my current layout.
Look forward to seeing the progress.
Andii
 

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Hi Upnick
I was browsing your site and noticed the pic of your layout plan, but couldn't figure out the dimensions?
Otherwise, I'm impatient to see pics of the roof!
Regards,
Ben
 

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QUOTE (ben100 @ 19 Aug 2008, 13:27) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Upnick
I was browsing your site and noticed the pic of your layout plan, but couldn't figure out the dimensions?
Otherwise, I'm impatient to see pics of the roof!
Regards,
Ben

Just took a snap of the shed roofing my desktop lamp doesnt do a bad job to suggest lighting in there which it will have, overall dimensions of it are 263mm X 170mm at its widest point at the front, one of the roof peaks needs trimming and finishing off ridge tiles from plastruct L shape angle with the tiles cut into the angle for detail.

** ben100 **

The layout is N gauge ...... BOARD DIMENSIONS the board numbered 1 6FT X 2FT 6'' leading on to board 11 6ft X 2FT with board 111 a 1ft X 4 FT making it 3ft wide here of course where the turntable and shed is to be, sorry it isnt a good diagram with paint not good with paint you understand

Hope this gives you a better idea of the dimension, for the layout ideas so far see my post 'MORGANTH' on layout and scenery section of the forum.
 

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QUOTE (upnick @ 19 Aug 2008, 21:28) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Just took a snap of the shed roofing my desktop lamp doesnt do a bad job to suggest lighting in there which it will have, overall dimensions of it are 263mm X 170mm at its widest point at the front, one of the roof peaks needs trimming and finishing off ridge tiles from plastruct L shape angle with the tiles cut into the angle for detail.

** ben100 **

The layout is N gauge ...... BOARD DIMENSIONS the board numbered 1 6FT X 2FT 6'' leading on to board 11 6ft X 2FT with board 111 a 1ft X 4 FT making it 3ft wide here of course where the turntable and shed is to be, sorry it isnt a good diagram with paint not good with paint you understand

Hope this gives you a better idea of the dimension, for the layout ideas so far see my post 'MORGANTH' on layout and scenery section of the forum.
I though it was OO!
 

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QUOTE (ben100 @ 20 Aug 2008, 16:25) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I though it was OO!

Sorry to disappoint you ben100 i only work in N gauge as i like the scale better, before the railways i comp modelled 1/35 military and got used to the smaller size work

Though in OO it would be a big project
 

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QUOTE (upnick @ 20 Aug 2008, 19:32) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Sorry to disappoint you ben100 i only work in N gauge as i like the scale better, before the railways i comp modelled 1/35 military and got used to the smaller size work

Though in OO it would be a big project

I know but I've got a 4m by 210cm room and if each of the grid squares were 25 cm it would have been a perfect fit !
 
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