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hi this is my latest project a shepherds hut, I could not find any plans for one anywhere, but did find 3 measurements, for a 1/12 scale one length, width and Hight, so sat down with pencil and paper and designed one, and I am useless at using computer design programs, here is the up to date progress, I am awaiting some stop bolts for the wheels, but like a twit I did not notice where they where coming from, yup China, as my wife calls it wing wang land, one long wall will be left without windows for furniture, and the other will open so one can play around inside, and hopefully the roof will also come off, I have ordered some bendy plywood for that, and will have to see how to fasten it so it opens, this is my first foray into 1/12 scale stuff, this is a precursor to the gypsy caravan I have just bought the plans for,
 

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Very interesting indeed. I like the look of this project, will you keep posting pictures, please ?
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Hi Don ok will do, the bolts have not come yet so will have to start something else till they do, one thig I will not do is paint it as I am rubbish at it, I will probably sell t for someone else to finish, I wont be making furniture either, if there is enough interest from the people who want them, then I will do some more, as they are pretty hard to find, if not on to other things.


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todays update, the bolts have finally turned up yesterday, made the wheel hangers for the axles, and wheels - onto the 3 rd set keep not liking how they turn out, - might yet have to make another set, while i was waiting I did another tree elf from a Jim Blume pattern and other stuff - got side tracked on to this, a Wayne Mahler pattern, will stack cut them on 3 mm plywood, takes at least 9 hours + to complete.

take care and stay safe.
John
 

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Hi John,

"Covid-wise" we're all fine here, thanks for asking. But my back has been playing "silly sausages" once again! NOT very funny! But "we'll get there in the end" (if only I knew where "there" is it might help a bit)!

How about you and yours? - I'm seeing LOTS of activity coming from "Atelier Aramco" these days. though. Must be that new Hegner. :) Here I'm making S L O W progress with finishing that MG Midget kids' pedal car. Will have some more pix "one of these fine wet days").

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Here I'm making S L O W progress with finishing that MG Midget kids' pedal car. Will have some more pix "one of these fine wet days").
Still waiting! *taps foot.
:whistle: *whistles
 
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Blimey Bm101. Me and my big mouth (keyboard! I thought everyone had forgotten. Hope it's a L O N G tune yer whistlin matey! (But it WILL get done).
 

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@AES if I remember correctly you when you started making the model it was of that new Bugatti one wasn't it.







The type 35



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No Alan, that's one the (about the only things!) that hasn't changed at all - it's (still) a 1948 MG TC Midget!
 

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put the wheel hangers and wheels on and glued the hut together except for the roof, will hopefully get round to that tomorrow, once I get the roof sorted i will post some more pictures, I have one major draw back, I went to put the hinges on, and my arthritic hands cannot hold the pins, even with tweezers , they are so small, so unfortunately the person who gets this will have that to do, and I am not making furniture or painting it, I made that abundantly clear to the people who do this all the time, and there is also a very good chance this will be a one off piece, as I have lots of other things I want to do, and the gypsy caravan is high on my to do list and that could take up to a year.

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got this far last night, tried to put the hinges on but the pins are so small I will have to glue the hinges in place then put the pins after they are stuck down, then its the roofs turn, I am using bendy plywood , and last night bent it into rough shape and put painters tape round to hold in position , and hopefully I will get the roof struts in tonight, going to be busy.
 

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here is another update the roof should be ready to go on tomorrow, then some steps to make and its done, someone else can finish it.

take care
John
 

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hi
Great piece of work and very interesting. I think I may have had a problem hanging hinges that small.
hi Don I am afraid i had to cheat with the hinges, I superglued them in place , as I have bad arthritis in both hands, I will sell this when I get the roof an steps made, and give the pins to the person who buys it, and they can put them in, its been a very steep learning curve but I have enjoyed doing it, and I would do it again if anyone wants one, my next project is a gypsy caravan, but that will be a long job, got the pattern, now the work starts,

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@aramco: John, I have a similar problem with unsteady hands (though I suspect mine is nowhere near as bad as yours). But just as a suggestion for those hinge pins - IF you haven't tried already.

Try a very small drill (Dremel type, or could be a pin chuck type if you can twiddle it) to pre-drill where those pins should go. Of course the drill bit itself will need to be VERY small diameter (perhaps 0.5 mm or even less - depends on the pin dia of course).

But if you don't already have a set of such tiny drills they're quite handy for all sorts of little jobs and not expensive - try Axminster, or one of the suppliers listed in the sticky at the top of the Metalworking Section (just one e.g. of many is Arc Eurotrade). Just use the holes on the hinges as a drilling guide (as the hinges are already in place) and drill though the ply, ideally stopping before you break out on the inside (a bit of sellotape wrapped around the brill bit at the right depth works fine). Now the pins should be quite easy to "drive" in, holding each head with a pair of fine needle nose pliers and "just" push.

HTH, and apologies if you've already tried that idea and it doesn't work for you.
 

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These are surprisingly good

 
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