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;D Now i'm settled in our new house attention can return to my farm ;)

Plans so far include, main yard to be brick built buildings with slate roofs(started), with a few modern buildings surrounding. Going to be farming 800 acres, supporting cereals and grass with a few acres down to steep slopes and gorse bushes. Pigs have made way for sheep now so were looking at the purchase of hay making equipment and a round baler.

hoping to put first pictures up later ;)

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the same as cows really mate , silage ,hay ,haylege, compounds feeds ,

super thanks, so thats a mower, tedder, round baler, wrapper and bale grab i'm going to have to buy as well as stock ;D ;D shopping trips needed :D :D

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seen ya having sheep i hope you havent put velcro gloves and wellies on the shopping list :D 

cant wait for the pictures, will visit when i get chance

you must be prepared :D :D, some pic's going on in a bit ;)

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Bit off an update ;) decided that our grain store will be in a dutch barn with silo's filled using pit and convayers to load. bit old fashioned but more in keeping with what i'm building. If anyone has pic's off details i would appreciate ;) ;) .

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got a book from 60's on farm buildings. Got plans for the grain bins using 12' x 12' bins, presume they will be about 18/20' high what do you think they will hold ??? ??? not sureon the detail for the conveyers though ???

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As work progresses with the brick buildings to surround the main yard i have been thinking about the best way to create the brick effect ???, one idea is to paint the ply wit a mortar colour, paint paper with a brick colour, then cut out the brck sizes and glue on finished with weathering detailing :). anymore ideas ??? ???

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Loving the slate roof, very nice us that. What will you be doing the walls with?

thanks tris, :) think i'll be doing what i had said ???, it will take some doing but will give a good effect when finished ;D

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looks great so far!!

i take it those are the slates that are all over ebay! ???, i have considered there bricks, all be it with a nit of trimming but not got to the slates yet!

thanks ;D the slates are actually card board :D :D, mixed up a colour to resemble slate grey then a lot of cutting and fiddleing :D :D

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another cuple of pictures :) run out of wood again  :D need too pop to model shop again :D becoming a regular there its bad having it at the end of my street :D :D :D;)

picture from top and one from under side in the cart shed side ;) ;)

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asistants required ;D this picture shows the valley which needs to be lead lined, any suggestions ??? also as these buildings progress i'm covering one with pantiles ;) any suggestions on a material for these ;D

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hi for the lead valleys on the building i suggest this

real lead sheet melts fairly quickly at fairly low tempertures, and by doing this you can make very thin sheets, by:

1 melt your lead sheet in a heat proof container with a blowlamp

2 pour said lead once melted on a flat surfacemust be dead flat else you get a lumpy sheet then while the lead is still hot place a nother flat item on top the lead. ( i suggest some old mdf offcuts)

3 when the lead has cooled a nd hardened trim to shape

this may take more than one attempt

caution pour oil or smear athin layer of grease over the board s before pouring on the lead else it sticks to the board ;D

also use asbestos gloves or simular and tongs for handling

hope theis helps

henry 

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might well be better just using painted plasti card or cardboard to mind, save burning the house down or burning yourself, having worked with hot lead, its far from a easy material to mould / use with out to much hassle, one good way of doing it mind would be to basj it thin with a hammer, on a good metal block, lot safer that way, its soft enough to get to a mm thin if not thinner with care

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