As I am now on Christmas Leave from work, and that the weather here has been so poor of late I have been in search of something to keep me busy.
Admittedly there is still work outstanding on both the Gp and N1 wagons, however I need to pluck up the courage to continue...the Gp has a lot of fine detail work to complete and the N1 still needs the fabrication and completion of its brake gear.
So to keep my hands busy I have started to build a small (!) loco shed. This is the first building I have built in the scale and thus would be a real test of how big some of the buildings would be, and thus ultimately help visualise how big the layout would be.
Seen here in very early build the shed (based on the drawings of the Karpalund Shed available on the internet) inspection pit have been constructed and the initial elevations for the building positioned. An internal wall is still to be located as can be seen from the white spacers inside. Within the wall voids fibre optic leads will run from a light source under the base to provide subtle and "hopefully" atmospheric lighting.
Doors have been scribed from plasticard and the bolt heads are Plus Models stainless steel etches.
Seen here with the Op (still yet to finish painting, pipes and couplings!) sat in the shed over the inspection pit. Doors are plonked only for the photo.
Pics taken with a P&S camera and just noticed the barrel distortion!