Monday, November 04, 2013

In the gutter(ing)

HutwithgutterJames commented last week that the Wills kit doesn't include any guttering. He's right and on the prototype, it's pretty obvious.

Less obvious is what I can do to rectify the omission. This is supposed to be a quick project after all.

The more I looked at the roof edge, the most obvious it is that something isn't quite right. I suspect that the slates don't stick far enough over the edge. Fixing that means scratchbuilding a new roof and probably a load more work.

So, bodging a bit, I left off the soffit board along the front and added some guttering made by rounding the front corner of some 2mm square plastic rod. It's not perfect, I haven't bothered hollowing out the top, but it's not that far off from the real thing.

It still doesn't stick out enough so the downpipes (leftovers from a Ratio pack) are fixed to the corner and don't angle out from the wall. It's another bodge but since I'm not modelling a specific prototype I can live with that.

1 comment:

James Finister said...

I have to say I think that's improved it a lot. I've been caught out the other way before now and presumed a goods shed would have had guttering when the prototype didn't.

I also think the Ratio guttering is a great product to have in the bits box. I much prefer it to the Wills stuff