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Thursday, 9 August 2012

Metal Fabrication & Stamping Plant


Hi all,
Well today as part of broadcasting the JL&T via webcam streaming I decided to make a start on building the Metal Fabrication Plant for the Appliance Manufacturing Company.
This building is just a background relief building, that serves the small siding that will unload gondola's containing raw sheet metal in coils.  Due to the tight space I decided to build this out of Evergreen Styrene, however I needed some way of making the structure rigid enough and not prone to breaking easily if removed.
So the idea came to use a piece of plywood for the internal part of the structure and skin it with styrene, this allows the structure to be removed at anytime, and it would also be quite sturdy.
The base is a piece of 19mm (3/4") plywood...

The next step was to cut out an opening that would allow the travelling crane to traverse back into the structure from the outside unloading siding.  I also had to cut it out so that any of the plywood cannot be seen when looking through the opening.
Showing the entrance & opening for the traveling crane...

Once this was cut it was time to measure and install the metal siding, the siding in Evergreen "Metal Siding" and is glued onto the plywood with latex caulk, the same I use to install the roadbed for the track work.
The sheets of Metal Siding cut to fit the opening for the traveling crane...


The siding covers each side of the plywood so that you cannot see the plywood through the opening.  Depending on the effectiveness of the whole scene and depth, I may actually cut into the backdrop and frame to increase the depth of the internal scene.
Taken from an angle to show how the styrene covers the internal plywood base...

Front and right side siding installed, roof and left side siding to go...



Shot showing the corner flashing detail, and the plywood base before the roof is installed...

The building to date...



More to follow of the next week...
Jas...

1 comment:

  1. No worries Riki glad you enjoyed it and got something out of the post.

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