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Callow Lane - lineside factory building


Captain Kernow

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There are one or two places along the backscene side of 'Callow Lane' that call for a half-relief building or two. Due to the semi-urban setting of the layout, I decided a while ago that I would put a half-relief factory or warehouse between the end of one of the retaining walls and the level crossing.

 

The basis for this structure is the ever-useful Scalescenes range. They do a free download warehouse kit, which I am using as the basis for this structure.

 

Because it's right next to the railway, I decided that I couldn't really put the opening doors in place, but this left a rather blank area of brickwork. The answer was to convert it to a rail-served factory, with a small wooden loading platform and a large sliding door behind that.

 

It's all a bit basic at the moment, but the following photos give a flavour of what it will look like. Please excuse the large gaps underneath the structures shown - all have yet to be glued down! The large sliding door isn't on the building yet, because it's currently being pressed down by several heavy railway books and a Gaugemaster controller, whilst the glue holding the printed paper to the backing card sets!

 

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A bit more work has been done on the basic structure:

 

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I also decided that an awning over the rail loading platform would add to the appearance (apart from primer it's not yet painted nor finally fixed in position):

 

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I also decided to extend it at both ends with corrugated iron type structures, so far I've made a start at one end:

 

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28/11/10

 

A bit more done now - the corrugated iron extensions at either end have been painted, as has the canopy over the loading platform:

 

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Looking very good, any details on the canopy construction, Tim? That really does set it off and adds a lot of credibility to the building, I'd like some like that on one of my projects.

 

Doug

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Looking very good, any details on the canopy construction, Tim? That really does set it off and adds a lot of credibility to the building, I'd like some like that on one of my projects.

Hi Doug - the basis for the canopy is some old Slaters valancing that I had. The rest is plasticard, scribed for the outer sides and the top section has some Wills clear corrugated plastic epoxied to the 30 thou sheet - the idea being to give it a bit of stability and to try to stop it warping, had I used a solvent type glue on it. It has been sprayed with grey primer so far. It is attached to the building by three spigots of brass, themselves glued to the inside of the canopy and which fit into small holes drilled into the main building. I will epoxy the canopy to the main building in due course.

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what did you use for the corrugated iron building on the left? Is that also scale scenes papers, or is it some kind of plasticard?

 

J

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Hi Doug - the basis for the canopy is some old Slaters valancing that I had. The rest is plasticard, scribed for the outer sides and the top section has some Wills clear corrugated plastic epoxied to the 30 thou sheet - the idea being to give it a bit of stability and to try to stop it warping, had I used a solvent type glue on it. It has been sprayed with grey primer so far. It is attached to the building by three spigots of brass, themselves glued to the inside of the canopy and which fit into small holes drilled into the main building. I will epoxy the canopy to the main building in due course.

 

 

Thanks, Tim, you've got the look just right!

 

Doug

 

[Apologies for tardy response...]

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what did you use for the corrugated iron building on the left? Is that also scale scenes papers, or is it some kind of plasticard?

Hi Julia,

The walls of the corrugated iron building are built from Wills plastic sheets. The roof features a piece of ordinary 30 thou Slaters plasticard, on to which was glued a piece of Wills transparent corrugated plastic sheeting - but glued with Devcon epoxy to prevent any risk of the plastic sections warping. The roof of the overhanging canopy was done the same way.

 

The brick paper on the main building is from Scalescenes.

 

Will post some more photos soon, as the ironwork and canopy have had their base coat of 'factory blue' - to match the Scalescenes sliding wooden door, but I want to do a bit of weathering first...

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