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Surburban Sprawl - OR - I wish I would have started a rural branch terminus

Posted by paulprice , 13 January 2018 · 1,269 views

lms n gauge fine scale urban north west scratch built trminus pre-nat

The modelling gods must be smiling on me lately or maybe they just pity me as they gave me a little more modelling time today, so I thought I would do a little more work on the buildings for Lugsdale Road.

 

I still working on my plan to gain access to the inside of a pub only so I can do some research on the interior, so that I can make a better model you understand, this plan still requires a little more work. So while I was working on my master plan, I thought I would crack on with producing glazing for some of the other buildings that will lead up the street from the pub.
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My intention is to produce typical shops you wold expect to see on a typical street on the outskirts of a typical northern town, leading on to the standard terraced houses. So I have been working on this group of five over the last few weeks, I'm slowly working through the painting off the shop fronts, then I can work on the interiors but for now its just making them look grubby.

 

As mentioned in previous entries one of my pet hates is flat un-textured roofs, so I have spent a little time working on these (the Pub roof will be permanently fixed at some point), one of the things I wanted to replicate was a slightly sagging roof. When I was carrying out a little research on the buildings I noticed that not a lot of real buildings have perfect roofs as we modellers seem to like, so I thought I would try to be a little different (I never make it easy for me).

 

When place next to the Pub they look typically urban to me, the only problem is they tend to absorb a lot of modelling time, for very little noticeable progress, and I will need to complete a lot more just to complete the street, then there will be the Station buildings, good warehouse/shed, cinema factory and so on and so on.
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Maybe its not to late to change the plans and go for a rural layout, as regardless of all the effort I have put in so far, there is still a long way to go, I suppose on the bright side I will be able to practice cutting more slates.
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I might take a little break from constructing buildings, in a week or so, when am expected delivery may allow me to work on the Trams that I hoped would run along Lugsdale Road, that's when I find out the planned curve near the Pub will be too tight.??
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Then at some point I may actually complete a little work on the actual railway side of the layout, after all its supposed to be a model railway.

 

As ever until next time Happy Modelling. :)

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Hi Paul,

 

Pub interiors could be tricky - you could use the Queen Vic, or the Rover's Return but I suspect using a real one for research may prove a more enjoyable and fulfilling experience.

 

Regards,

 

Alex.

Hi Paul,

 

Pub interiors could be tricky - you could use the Queen Vic, or the Rover's Return but I suspect using a real one for research may prove a more enjoyable and fulfilling experience.

 

Regards,

 

Alex.

 

 

Alex

 

I think you might be right, I will show the Domestic Overlord what you have said, and when I get into trouble for visiting a pub, I will say Alex told me to do it :)

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