Sunday, 21 October 2018

Painting Wingello Line Side Structures

Before I go into the Main Topic of of This Blog
It has again been a while since I have done a post as work for me has been extremely busy over the past few months. This has taken away a lot of my spare time that I would normally have. The small amount of time that I had available was spent in trying to get Wingello ready with the slight chance of making it to the Sydney Model Rail Exhibition at Liverpool which did not eventuate. But as fate has it, it was not a bad thing that Wingello did not make it to the Liverpool Show as it will give my Model Rail Club a lot of time to get Wingello right for the events that will come our way in 2019, in which all I can say is that it is going to be worth the wait.
I have also taken just a small break from the hobby (which one needs every now and then), but  resumed a couple of weeks ago when a chunk of spare model rail time came way. This included getting some overdue attention to my Tumbarumba Project, which will be part of an upcoming blog.

Eitherway, back to the topic of Painting of Wingello Line side Structures, which I did send out a teaser picture from my last post.

Painting of the Models
I'm now in the final stages in completing the Wingello structures with the painting of the models.
It is worth mentioning, that my experience in painting models may go perfectly well in some instances but not so perfect in others. Yes, it can be painful experience where the paint job may need to be stripped back, prime and painted again. Even the more experienced Railway Modellers I do believe have these painful experiences frequently. However, it does all end well at some point.

Choices of Colour for Wingello
The members of my model rail club discussed the topic of colour throughout the project and we concluded that we wanted to paint the buildings similar to one of the previous colour schemes. We decided to go for a Ivory like colour for the main body of the structures with a green roof and White window frames.

After we tested out some colours, we decided to utilise the following colours:

Radome Tan (Model Masters Enamel) For main body of the Structures.
Green Zinc Chromate (Model Masters Enamel) For the Roofs of the Structures
Flat White (Model Masters Enamel) For the window frames
Leather (Model Masters Enamel) For the skirting, doors and door frames.

Applying the Paint
Preparing the model for painting is for me is one of the least favourite tasks, but necessary. Basically it involves removing grit or dust from the model. Then paint the model in Primer. Then mask up the areas of the model exposing the areas that you desire to paint in the desired colour. Wait for the paint to dry before moving onto the next colour that needs to be painted. Then repeat the process again for the next colour to be applied.

For this case, I will be using an airbrush to paint these structures.

Here are the pictures of my painting efforts.















Basically, just a few areas that will need to receive a little touch up paint, but happy with the outcome. This was not done drama free, I did have to strip back a couple of my paint jobs and start from scratch, but persistence pays off in the end.



Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Overdue update

It has been a while since my last blog, but it does not mean that my work on Wingello has stopped.

In fact, I have been rather busy recently on a lot of work activities which has taken away some of my model rail time, where I have been using some of that spare time in getting my part of Wingello completed but a the cost of keeping this blog page updated.

Hopefully thought in next few weeks, some good extra free time will be at my disposal where I'm am also Hopeful I can get back to focus on my home layout of Tumbarumba.

On a closing note, I thought at least appropriate to post in a teaser picture of Wingello. Hope to provide something more insightful in my next post.

Monday, 23 July 2018

Exhibition Layout Project- Wingello Waiting Room with Out of Room Part 2

This post continues on with the construction of the roof section of Wingello Waiting Room with Out of Room.

I found that Building the Roof portion of a pitched rood structure that contains an awning can be a bit of a challenge, but I was to somehow to resolve these challenges. I hope this post will be helpful for those who have a desire to scratch build.

Building the Roof
For this part of the build for Wingello Waiting Room with Out of Room, I did come a cross a couple of issues along the way that needed that additional work.

Building the roof on its own without any awnings is easy, but with case of Wingello's Waiting Room model, I needed to construct the awning in a way that it was robust and self supporting. The reason for this is the awning supports which are 3D printouts will not be strong enough to support the awning. Also being part of an exhibition layout, it is going to be moved around and potentially knocked around during transportation to future Exhibition venues. The last thing myself and my fellow Club Members would not like to see is structures showing damage or having to repair structures at an Exhibition event.

Metal Siding Styrene sheet has been measured out and cut into size. The intention is to have a portion of the Styrene Sheet to go into the Roof cavity and be fixed internally so to allow for the outside portion of the awning cover to be self supported.

I had an off cut of Metal Siding Styrene sheet which I used to test out what results would be expected when the roof portion gets constructed. I identified a few issues which were the Metal Siding Styrene sheeting will not be aligned with the roof pitch of the main structure, where the roof met with the Awning cover was not flush and the ends of the Awning cover between the facias and the structure presented an opening. Therefore, some solutions needed to be worked out to overcome these issues.


The above two pictures shows two of the solutions being tested out which was to utilise 0.5 mm thick  styrene strip that was wide as the thickness of the wall of the building and filing out an angle on where the roof section of the Metal Siding Styrene sheet meets with the Awning cover. This allowed for the styrene sheet of the awning cover to slot under the roof section with a comfortable fit. I later on attached a 0.5 mm strip of Metal styrene sheeting which I cut. I then used this strip to extend the back of the awning where the gaps were showing between the facias and the building. Therefore resolving these issues.

A bit of retro fitting out before construction of the roof. 

The Metal Styrene Sheeting is 1 mm thick, therefore I made use of 1 mm x 1 mm styrene strip to join the styrene sheets for the roof together. 

I cut up 3 lots of styrene to the profile of the roof cavity. The original intention was mainly to keep the roof shape held together, but discovered that it has actually stopped the flexing of the roof as well as firming up the roof. Looks like not much more styrene will be needed here for now.


I had to introduce a groove that is wide enough to slot in the styrene strip for the fascia.


Bit detailing work done for the rafters.


Guttering detailing work completed.

Late last year, I did some 3D printouts. Here I did the fascia which will fit under the awning from a material called high Black Hi-Def Acrylate. This 3d print material is ok, but I found that only glue that worked was super glue. Basically, I needed to rough up the surface using a tip of a file and attached the styrene strips with Super Glue. Super Glue did provide a reasonable bond, but not a strong bond. Styrene also needed to be attached to also keep the Black Hi-Def Acrylate fascias to stay in a flat shape. Styrene strip also allows the attachment of these facias to the model.


Strips of styrene attached onto the areas that will need other styrene material to attach too. You will see that I taped down one of the 3D Printed facia as it was bent. This helped to keep it flat until the Super Glue cured. 


Awning cover just about done.

I also rounded off the edges of the front fascia on the awning cover.

Waiting Room entry detailing completed. 


The Awning Supports and the Corbels I also drew up and got 3D Printed in Smoothest Fine Detail Plastic from Shapeways.  

Corbels and Awning Support have been attached to the building by using Formula 506 Canopy Glue.



The above three pictures shows the minor finishing touches which is the top of the roof and awning fascias, the roof capping and the front guttering detailing.

This model of the Wingello Waiting Room with Out of Room is almost completed. Next post will cover the painting of this model and getting it ready to be finally placed onto the Exhibition Layout.



Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Exhibition Layout Project- Wingello Waiting Room with Out of Room Part 1

I has been a while since my last post, but certainly I have been spending the spare time that I have on pushing the completion of my assigned tasks for my Model Rail Club Layout of Wingello, therefore some good steady progress has been achieved so far where we will be nearing the completion of Wingello in the very near future.

Wingello Waiting Room with Out of Room
With one of my previous visits to the NSW ARHS Resource Center, I have found plans reflecting the same but slightly larger variation of the Waiting Room building that on the Down platform at Wingello. The plans states the this type of building as a Waiting Room with Out of Room. The plans reflected Tahmoor, West Bargo, Yerrinbool and Aylmerton Waiting Room structures which seem to have been a longer variation compared to Wingello's Waiting Room facility that is based on the down platform.

Wingello Waiting Room with Out of Room as it stands today.

Tahmoor Waiting Room with Out of Rooms example.


Above two pictures shows inside Wingello's Waiting Room.

Building a HO Version of Wingello Waiting Room with Out of Room
Like the other blogs that I have done for this HO Project, I will post some of the Progress Pictures with a little bit of insight provided. This has been a bit more of a complex Scratch Build Project compared to the Signal Box and the Lamp Shed, but not by a massive margin.

I drew out the dimensions on 0.5 mm clear sheet of styrene. The 0.5 mm clear sheet seen here will be used as a the middle layer of this building. There will be at least 3 layers of styrene sheet to construct the main body, which is for both detailing as well as strengthening up this model.

I also did the same for the clapboard siding styrene. 

 Cutting up completed for now.

Back window has drawn up ready for the the window provision to be cut up. 

Window provision has been cut out and I have placed in one of my 3D printed windows. I took my time in both cutting and filing the opening to ensure it fitted in square as this will be in full view of the public when the Wingello Layout gets exhibited.



The above 3 pictures are self explanatory. Cutting out of the door and waiting room entries on both the clapboard styrene and the middle layer clear styrene.

Here is a bit of a retro fit to ensure that all is going to plan. So far so good. 




I have made use of V-Groove Styrene to reflect the timber walls. I also decided to the internal Framework detailing as well. Here I taken the approach of doing 2 layers of styrene strips so to model the cross bracing details. Yes, indeed a bit of an over kill but I thought why not.


Another session of retro fitting to check on how everything with this model is coming together. So far, satisfied with the results. 

At this point, I decided to do one corner piece of the Waiting Room building. 


On the above two pictures, I have attached the base where I have also attached on the top of the floor V-Groove Styrene siding to represent the timber floor boards. I also scratched built the seating for the waiting room. I will attached the seating later on as it will be painted in a different colour to what the rest of the building is going to be painted in.

The remaining portion of the building being prepared for the final fit out. 

Base of the middle layer was being a slight pain at the base of the waiting room entry. The model of the Waiting Room was square and this portion of styrene would play no critical function, therefore I decided to remove it.

No more of that annoying bit of styrene in the way. I thought it would be a good measure to remove the Out of Room door section middle layer of styrene as well at the base. 

Styrene strips to represent the wooden beam skirting of this building was added. Like what I did with my signal box for this Wingello Layout Project, I have used 0.25 mm thick styrene strip between the clap board siding and the thicker styrene strips. Basically, when the MEK is applied, I find that the 0.25 mm strip reacts well the the MEK and forms a nice neat looking bond between the Styrene clapboard and the styrene skirting.


Door steps and door has also been added and the door frames and Waiting room frames have also been added. Another retro fit out just needed to done to make sure things are progressing well for this build.

Next upcoming post (Part 2) will hopefully see the Waiting Room Shed with Out of Room get completed to the point that it can be painted along with the other buildings for this layout project. At this point of time, I have almost completed the roof section of the Waiting Room Building. The Roof section is something worthy of it own post as it has proven to be a bit more of a complex task that I first anticipated it to be.