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Agreed! Can't see from the photos ( and maybe it doesn't work as well in 4mm as 7mm), but a trick I learned from Gordon Gravett's is to file a 'flat' on each tyre where it touches the ground. Imitates the real thing and just helps the model sit better, giving it a bit of mass.

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7 hours ago, GNRi1959 said:

Some wonderful modelling there Jason.

Thanks Tony, much appreciated.

 

4 hours ago, David Holman said:

Agreed! Can't see from the photos ( and maybe it doesn't work as well in 4mm as 7mm), but a trick I learned from Gordon Gravett's is to file a 'flat' on each tyre where it touches the ground. Imitates the real thing and just helps the model sit better, giving it a bit of mass.

Handy tip David, I must try that.  

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I've always fancied the idea of having a cement silo similar to the examples seen in both Tullamore and Waterford but could never seem to find a tube that was just right for the job. Then by chance I came across this...

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So this morning armed with the essential mug of tea in hand plus some photos to work off, I headed out to the bench to give it a go.

I started by taking the measurements of each section of the silo, and then went about transferring these from the photos to the tube but in larger scale. Eventually, after a few alterations here and there I had something that I was happy with the look of. Markings now done I began cutting away the excess from the bottom of the tube to lower its overall height, and once this was removed it was on to cutting out the entrance/exit. Any rough edges were then give a light sanding just to tidy everything up.

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Plenty of work still to be done but I'm happy with that start. 

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Jason

previous photo of irish cement silo which might help

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That photo is of one of the cement Silos for loading the bubbles and Bulk wagons at Mungret and much larger than the storage silos for road delivery vehicles as at Tullamore (top photo) and Waterford. (Bottom photo)

 

Ernie  

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15 hours ago, warb said:

Jason

previous photo of irish cement silo which might help

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Cheers warb, 

Not the silo I'll be modelling, but a brilliant photo and interesting structure all the same :tumbsup: 

13 hours ago, Irishswissernie said:

That photo is of one of the cement Silos for loading the bubbles and Bulk wagons at Mungret and much larger than the storage silos for road delivery vehicles as at Tullamore (top photo) and Waterford. (Bottom photo)

 

Ernie  

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Fantastic couple of shots Ernie. In particular the one from Waterford. I've never seen a view of the silo from that side, any photos I have were all taken looking from the opposite direction. Thanks for posting. 

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Managed to make a little more progress on the silo over the past week or so. First job to be tackled was sorting a base to form the roof area. For this I decided to use some foam packing. Simple enough process involved...

The foam was cut to shape and the sides covered in pva glue. It was then pushed up through the tube, and once set I covered it in plasticard. What I was left with was a lightweight but solid base to build on.

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Next it was on to the outer wall

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And then the inner wall at the top

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Horizontal and vertical detailing now added. As always, time is the enemy. But things are beginning to take shape nicely.

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This afternoon was spent measuring and cutting out each section for what will eventually form the small corrugated structure that sits on top of the silo.

To help keep everything straight I've used an old platelayers hut which I will glue the four sides to. But that's a job for another day.

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This looks like it will end well and look fabulous. Great and inventive work.

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Still haven't made up my mind as to how this will look when finished. Quite like the used, slightly industrial look of Tullamore. But I'm leaning towards Waterford West, with it's Irish Cement logo. 

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The corrugated building and it's base is almost complete. I've a little more detail to add before I finally fix in place and paint.

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Just about to make a start on the guard rail from the bits and bobs below, and I've also some more tidying up to do on the Silo itself.

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Last of the detail has now been added, and I've primed for painting. Guard rail is also finished, and is ready to be fixed in place.

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Made a start earlier today on the frame that carries the piping.

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Evening all, 

Very little work to report on from the bench of late. I really must put that right over the coming months. 

Anyway, to try get the ball rolling again, I made a long overdue return to the silo during the week. And after a couple of hours work, it's now at the stage where it's ready for painting. 

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I'm also considering mounting an LED just inside the entrance to replicate the dimly lit interior which I've noticed from various photos. Although thinking about it, it's probably not worth the hassle for such a minor detail. 

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Great work Jason. That's looking amazing. I love cement traffic myself.

Rich,

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3 hours ago, RedRich said:

Great work Jason. That's looking amazing. I love cement traffic myself.

Rich,

Cheers Rich. Thanks for the comment, much appreciated. I'm looking forward to getting it painted now and adding the finishing touches. It's also nice to know there's someone else out there with a cement fetish :D  

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Hi Jason.

                  Really enjoy your workbench, the silo is brilliant looking, same here I also have a fondness for cement wagons and cement traffic in general, looking forward to your updates.  Btw. did you do any more to your ammonia wagons they were taking shape really well ,any pics of them finished.   Cheers. John.

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9 hours ago, John-r said:

Hi Jason.

                  Really enjoy your workbench, the silo is brilliant looking, same here I also have a fondness for cement wagons and cement traffic in general, looking forward to your updates.  Btw. did you do any more to your ammonia wagons they were taking shape really well ,any pics of them finished.   Cheers. John.

Hi John, 

Thanks for the positive feedback. To answer your question regarding the Ammonia and Barrier wagons. Unfortunately they haven't progressed any further since the last post, spare time for modelling has been hard to come by since the start of the year. They are currently sitting on the bench along with my IRM cement bubbles. The Ammonias are a personal favourite of mine, so I'm itching to see them finished myself :) 

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Very nice Jason! Very like the one in Tullamore

 

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