Lartington West Signalbox - Brick work detail
This is a detail shot, the brickwork is in the pattern known as "English Garden Wall Bond". You will note three rows of stretchers then a row of headers. Note also the alignment of the headers v the stretches either side. Also as the brickwork "goes round the corner" the row headers becomes stretchers and the next row up becomes stretchers, on a four sided building this means you have almost a spiral arrangement of headers rising up the building. The variation in "brick colour" is quite astounding too. You have got tradition rusty red brown, white with leeched salts and burnt looking specimens. The you have the green of mosses and probably other weathering stains! The question I as a modeller must address is how much of this variation is as a result of forty+ years of neglect and how much would have been original?
The photo was taken with a 50mm prime lens on by DSLR but even this quite optically "true" lens was distorted the image to an extent, if you look closely you can see some barrel distortion, particularly noticeable on the top row of brick.
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