Well after weeks, maybe months, of prodding PK, it seems like the silly old bugger has finally installed his clothes line in the back yard. There was a post on Facebook by PK and I have attached his photo here.
One of PK's 2 HO scale clothes lines that I made for him for his retirement.
This week, I could not find time to progress any of my planned modelling jobs. However, I was able to spend a little time just looking through my decal collectiuion. I did find relevant decals that will allow me to decal the FAM when I’m on holidays later this week while watching the cricket.
I was about to have a half day on Wednesday this week, when I got a call from George from Aurora Trains, that my Auscision order was in. So I went home, picked up the car and drove over and collected up some more Coil Wire Wagons with loads for myself and some mates.
Yesterday I also picked up some items from Simon Says Hobbies and Games. This included some styrene and something special for the model I started to build yesterday. This model is titled PK’s Shed. My modelling competition entry is a model of PK’s Shed. It also has a sliding door just like PK’s shed. However, in this version of the shed, it has a clothes line just outside. This version was also lined and painted on the inside, also unlike PK's.
Today I spray painted the inside of the shed, and then painted the outside of the shed. I then painted the tracks for the sliding door, and fitted them to the model. When they were dry I fitted the glass doors and tested to ensure that the sliding door could be opened and closed – which it could. I then built a roof frame and then attached some corrugated iron. This was then painted and the shed finally assembled.
The gutters were then painted and attached. I have not yet attached downpipes, but I can do that this week sometime. This still needs to be put onto a very small diorama, again a task for this coming week. That will then make it the second modelling competition almost complete.
PK's shed and clothes line.
I will continue looking for my wooden chicken coop that I had previously built and cannot find. So next Thursday before the cricket starts, I will turn the shed upside down. If necessary, I will build another one on Thursday. That should then make 3 entries down with two more to go.