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Platforms and Huts

Posted by Tony Simms , in Scenic 28 October 2012 · 860 views

Further work on the station area to make me (and hopefully you!) happier with it's appearance.

The "disused" platform which was hastily cobbled together for Shipley has been replaced by a more refined one, constructed of plasticard off-site and detailed before placement on layout. This features a grounded van body as mentioned in the Patrick Howat book. It's doubtful that this would be a ply-bodied Southern van as appears here, however this was one of the first kits assembled by my son James (aged 10) and he quite likes seeing it on the front of our train set. The paling fencing has been continued around the station area in the same style. Finally, the first of a couple of lineside huts has been fabricated and craftily hides part of the baseboard join; the chimnet pot is still needed. Next to this, I need to construct and install a small lever frame to manage the loop:

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At the other end of the plaform, the ramp down to track level has been constructed and installed as has the other hut. Ballast has been replaced as needed and now awaits further weathering:

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Looks great. Lovely buildings (including the grounded van body!) and the restrained colour scheme rally gives it character. Look forward to seeing more.
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devondynosoar118
Oct 29 2012 11:27
Excellent choice of van in the background of the first photo too.
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Tony Simms
Oct 29 2012 21:45

Looks great. Lovely buildings (including the grounded van body!) and the restrained colour scheme rally gives it character. Look forward to seeing more.


You don't know how chuffed I am to get this comment from someone whose modelling I admire immensely. Thank you!

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