Penlowry

Chronicling the development of my Cambrian and Narrow Gauge 4mm scale model railway

Progress

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While dreaming of building twin pan 91s, I have been able to snatch some time to continue the goods shed.

Fitting the roof of a big building is always a pain as it always ties to bow upwards in the middle where you can’t clamp it. 

This is my solution- bulldog clip on the bottom of the back wall, string tied to it, looped over the top and a weight hung on the end. 

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You have to be careful not to put too much weight on or it bends the overhang and you have to put the tension on the string as you go to avoid it catching and lifting the overhang at the back as you add the weight at the front, nylon string works best as it doesn’t catch as much. 

While that was going on, it left enough time to start the office building which will be attached to the end wall. 

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Author: Chris H

Now rapidly approaching my fifth decade, I am a rolling stock engineer and have worked in many different locations including a 7 year spell in Sydney, Australia, where I arrived with a suitcase and left with a wife and a son. I am now based back in my home county of Yorkshire where I juggle full time work, being a Dad to two rascally mini-mes, and trying to fit in railway modelling and visits to the top left hand corner of Wales. In addition to my heavily railway themed life, I am interested in rugby, cricket, reading crime novels, falconry, and medieval re-enactments.

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