Terrace House Number 1

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Malcolm 0-6-0
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Terrace House Number 1

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Post by Malcolm 0-6-0 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:45 pm

Started building the Metcalfe terrace houses. Taking it slowly as repetitive modelling drives me nuts. I'm incorporating the detailing changes I tested on the corner shop using Wills slates and Evergreen sections. By the time I finish I'll have four of them.
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Post by Goingdownslow » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:33 am

It is an odd style of house where the fronts are the symmetrical and the rears asymmetrical.
The interior floor plan would be interesting.
Your changes to the roof are a nice touch.

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Post by Paul-H » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:15 pm

They layout of these building is actually very similar to the old Victorian house I used to own.

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Post by Goingdownslow » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:44 pm

The first house I bought was of similar style. £975 in 1974. £100 deposit and £4.00 a week for about 5 years, I had been paying £4.50 a week rent in a council maisonette. Just checked on Zoopla, going for £80,000 now.

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Post by Mountain Goat » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:55 am

If you can, add some stiffening pieces here and there to prevent the card from warping. The structures seem solid enough but I found dampness can take its toll. Additional card would have stopped this with my old card buildings.
It is fine work you have done. Well done.
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Post by Malcolm 0-6-0 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:40 am

Thanks MG - these are pretty solid little buildings. To give Metcalfe their due they have plenty of internal bracing from the floors and ceilings.

This is number 2, Same more or less, different colour front doors and curtains, but I have developed a better method of filling the corners by masking right to the edge of the brick print then wiping in the No More Cracks which dries quite quickly. I've also lightened down the brick paint colour to a better match.

By number 4 I'll probably be an expert :D
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Post by keef » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:04 am

Looking great. Like the roof.
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