7mm Scale Gutters

Work has started on the gutters for the buildings. Initially, I experimented on a wall that wont be visible to the viewer.

I brought these gutter brackets from Giles Favell (Thanks Giles). They are laser cut in Trotec (acrylic), beautifully made and very small (about 5mm, 0.2 inch, long)!

I drilled 0.95mm diameter holes in the wall of the building and stuck the brackets into the holes with epoxy glue.

For the gutters, 3mm (0.12 inch) diameter half round, hollow plastic strips were cut to length. 10 thou (0.25mm) plasticard was glued to the strip to give the illusion of gutter stop ends and joints.

The plastic gutters were painted and placed on top of the brackets, et voila.

It’s a bit of a fiddle handling such small pieces, the paintwork needs touching up and, in future, the gutter needs to be closer to the tiles, but overall I’m pretty pleased with the result.

I’m glad I experimented with a wall that will be out of view!

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