Thursday 20 October 2022

Something French

With 'issues of a technical nature' floating around me, it was time to return to the French building. All slightly vague but inspired by some photos in the July '92 copy of CM (the rustling sound you can hear is those with archives looking for this magazine).

The reasoning behind this was to try the new Wills lozenge tiles. The size needed to be small, as to not to over do it, with a simple pitched roof. This was started a while back then other stuff popped up and it got put on the back burner.

The walls are Wills render and the window is a cut down unit from the Peco N gauge engine shed leftovers. The quoins are cut and wrapped 10 thou plastic. The dimensions are taken from the unhelpful 3/4 views and some HO scale scrap drawings of the door and window. The door is a puzzle and seems to be remarkably tall for HO, however I have persevered. The finished carcass looks to be a little short in length, but as I said...inspired.

1 comment:

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    "Rustling sound"? It would be interesting to know how many followers of this blog have paper archives that include CM, July 1992. And that might also raise the question as to whether in due course the on-line archive of CM will emulate that of RM and go back to the very first issue. Having said that I am not holding my breath - I do not think it very likely, but would be delighted to be proved wrong.

    As Chris knows I do have a full CM paper archive and have therefore risen to the provocation and looked at the relevant article.

    The comment about the height of the doors needs a response. I make it as follows. If the thumbnail diagrams are accurate the said doors are about 2.7m tall. Looking at the photographs I would conclude that the ceiling height would be about 3.0m or possibly a little more.

    I note that Chris has not emulated the prototype and kept the head of the window at the same height as that of the doorway, but dropped it down. Again considering the diagrams in the article the window is about 1.5m in height and as such would look a little odd nearer the floor of the structure.

    In making these observations I do appreciate that Chris has not intended to create an accurate model, but is simply working on an "inspired by basis".

    Christopher Payne