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Discussion in 'WR Action' started by 28ten, 23 January 2010.
We certainly don't need that kind of thread here!
Yes it is. It is 18 inches in 7mm, I tried it in 1/32 but it was just too big, but never say never.... This building is also very easy to convert into a slightly more freelance design by virtue of removing the rear wall and adding a door- perfect for a small station.
I have actually done the stables at Abingdon and it makes a nice little model either as a stable or converted to a garage.
I wonder if it could be suitable for adapting to a single story Southern station building ?
Possibly, but to be honest if I had a drawing of a Southern station Id knock that up from scratch
A couple of shots showing the unseen bits. Firstly you can see how the recess is made for the glazing by sandwiching the core between two cosmetic pieces, Internal partitions are all slot and tab for strength. the chimney and fire place will be added as will some relief to the doors, but once the roof is on it is barely visible
From above, the floorboards and cut and i put some slate tiles in the toilets, the gents door will be ajar so a couple might be visible but I wont bother with partitions or urinals!
Irrespective of working with a laser or plastiard it is essential to start with a rectilinear structure and hang bits off that, it is much easier to join a series of rectangular boxes that cut odd shaped floor plans
Phill mentioning Southern stations, sent me off looking for a book i thought i had but apparently don't Years ago Ian Allen ( i think ) did some books on stations Chris Leigh did a couple on GWR stations and im sure there was one on Lswr stations, does anybody know what im on about?
Southern Country Stations 1: LSWR by Robert Antell (pub.Ian Allen).
Edit: Found some here.
Posh birds riding horses, posh horses, posh stables
I think that you are saying that those outside walls with openings are made of three layers - the middle layer being a spacer for later fitting of window or door. How thick are the layers? If there are no openings in an outside wall then how many layers?
The photographs suggesgt that the interior walls are multi-layer. What is the reason for having more than one layer on those walls as you have not cut any openings in those walls?
thank you, Graham
The entire structure is a sandwich 2mm - 3.2mm -2mm which is close enough to scale 13 1/2 inches.
Interior walls are 4mm which is a tad over 6 inches. at the moment they are place holders i may well use 4 pieces of 1mm mdf, but to be honest the relief doesnt show through the windows.
Thanks for the book link Adrian, ill see if the Bath bodger has a copy Id love to do something art deco
Unfortunately not, only the Leigh GW "version".
Which volume? I have vol one if i can find it now I have tidied up
Tis volume 1 with sectioned Colnbrook and Black Dog halt in it.
Bollards are posted!
Back from a morning jaunt to Hay on Wye I have come back with a copy of GWR company servents which has given some pointers for the interior as well as some inspiration for other buildings. There is a shot of Notting hill signal box on the Met joint, its so cute I just have to make one!
I've just remembered, if you got to Tim Venton's gallery/thread on RMweb he has got some good colour interior shots of Brislington Station.
I have the Chris Leigh 'GWR Country Stations' volumes 1 & 2, I also have the OPC titles: 'Historical Survey of GWR Engine Sheds 1947' & 'Histrical Survey of GWR Stations' if you require any scans?
But I'm afraid I have nothing on Southern architecture
I have tracked down a copy of both Ian Allen books, so that might give me something Southern to go on. You never know Simon it might mean an LSWR box.....
Thanks Phill, I have both OPC books.
This is the stables Lancer is fantasising about
I do happen to have copies of what I think is a complete set of original drawings for Moorewood signal box on the S&D
It's the L&SWR central pillar type in brick but with a pitched rather than gabled roof, similar to Chris Nevard's very nice model box on Combwich.
Have you got any photos?
This shows how the windows and doors fit into the recess, essentially I am making life easy for myself buy making everything align itself, im rubbish at lining stuff up anyway, i like to over design
Nothing is glued yet but this gives an ice of how the door will look
The overall effect
Most impressive Cynric.
Must get me one of those posh horses