Peter Rust Rusty Pete
The club had a need for various buildings for the new layout, Smallwood, and l was volunteered for a pub, a type 15 signal box and a shopping mall. The latter 2 will be covered in future posts.
Whilst the detailing is nowhere near as exquisite as others achieve, they were built to be viewed from at least 3' [exhibition layout]. This enabled any over-modelling to be avoided.
Being given a free hand, I elected to model the pub loosely [very] on the Shoulder of Mutton in Bromsgrove, sadly no more.
The recent photo in Jaz's post is with it on the layout, assisting in disguising the corner of the backscene, [the warehouse in the back ground].
Starting with a Scalescenes Buffet as the groundfloor, it was sawn to enable the one end to become the second front wall, card finishing off the return.The top floor is Plasticard, covered with child's tracing paper attached rough-side out and painted. The balcony floor covering is Scalescenes' slabbing with the accommodation being scratch-built from the bits box. The yard and main door were created by sawing the doorway and using a spare platelayer's hut, altering the roof pitch to throw onto the pub's yard.
The table and brollie is a laser-cut kit, duly plonked down.
The interior is fully modelled, by request, using the interior of a redundant restaurant car [Playcraft HO], the seat being used to create the seating areas and booths.
It is fully lit too, the walls being lined with kitchen foil, to enhance the glow reflected off the wrinkles through the windows from within, whilst totally stopping any light-bleed through the walls, etc.
1456755931065.jpg The local paper delivery van

Now, where's these [bloody] images.............................................
I'll edit them in to their own construction notes, later
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    These were taken when the layout was W.I.P.
The shopping Mall is called The Kingfisher Centre , the sculpture being a lapel badge, the signal box is an Oxford Model's display case.
A few more images
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Lovely stuff Pete.  I always like to see different levels on a layout with the interaction between them making for huge visual interest.
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Peter Rust Rusty Pete
thanks, we have a superb team of craftsmen with an eye for the truth, their weathering is usually faultless, and they are happy to pass on their expertise.
They have given me the confidence to tackle anything, really.
Their layouts are always worth very close scrutiny.
Buchshee is a product of their skills. I've just re-.engineered the wiring and equipment to allow sound to enhance a visitor's experience of the Scottish ambience.
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Jaz Avalley JazAvalley

Love the run down on how you achieved it, what do you cut the resin with? I think people forget that exhibition layouts have to be humped a round, be far more robust, and need to be in sections, building are more often floating, because having them perfectly aligned takes time.I thought the paint job was absolutely in tune with the surroundings.

I also think that shopping mall rings a bell, I am off to go check my photographs. (FYI I only photograph something that appeals to me that I might want to copy 🙂 )

Jaz Avalley

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Peter Rust Rusty Pete
Hi Jaz
thanks for your comments.
At Redditch m.r.c. our buildings are generally firmly fixed to the baseboards, placed to allow inversion of another module on top to create a transit box, with closing boards making the structure rigid for actual travel. Whilst this allows correct foundations [most go below the adjacent ground level], it does add to actual building dimensions being considered for clearances, in addition to authentic dimensions.
It is known that the club has used perspective scale for years, back into the 70s, again only just being trumpeted in the press.
The shopping Mall has been shown in different posts of mine, but is installed on the Redditch mrc layout, Smallwood, which has exhibitted several times around the country. It is due to be published in a magazine article imminently, l believe. Any questions in its construction will be happily answered.

The pub's resin structure was cut using a 12' hacksaw up the door jambs and corners, and snapped out using pliers, then cleaned with a file. Standard hobby tools, not micro-tools, the file being a 10'' 2nd cut flat file, used edge-on to tidy the aperture. the pub has been lightly-weathered after being planted, the pavement being part of the pub, unusually.
I'll dig out my photo archives of the Shoulder of Mutton when l get back from Albufeira.

All th ebest
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Peter Rust Rusty Pete
A note that might help others re:Slater's Lettering, as used for the pub's name.
Many people glue them straight to the wall, sometimes this is how it is done.
However there is another way that was used on most pubs and buildings with which we have been involved.
The letters would placed, spaced and then affixed to two metal channels with special spacer-type clamps to slide in the channels, locking when in a satisfactory position, the assembly would then be mounted as required.
The other way was to use timber, instead of the metal, back-fixing into wooden letters. The sad thing with this, whilst easier is that the wood was rarely treated and frequently rotted within 5 years of installation, the letters usually lasting 15 years before needing replacement, just painting with gold paint.
On the model pub, the letters were mounted on .75mm plastic strip, painted black [as original, if lucky].
HOVIS was always mounted thus, in my experience .
The reason is to enable the letters' front-faces to be blemish-free, i.e. no screw holes.
Just an observation
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