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Par Station in N Gauge - The Station Building (Part 3)

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cornish trains jez

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Good afternoon,

 

This will be the second blog for me in a week!! Not bad going !!

 

Just thought I would update on the progress of the station building. I have now strengthened the structure with some extra card along the centre of the building which has now made it a little more sturdy.

 

I have also made the doors from artists paper. As these doors are panelled, I first cut out the panelled areas and then glued a second sheet of artists paper behind to represent this, and they have now been positioned into place. I have studied numerous photos online and come to the conclusion that the doors were painted red towards the end of the 80's so this is my chosen colour. Although I may need to tone it down a bit as it has dried a little like "post office red"!! :laugh:

 

The windows have all been fitted made from a sheet of transparent plastic, scribed using a template for each window drawn onto a sheet of A4, and white paint added to the grooves to represent the frames.

 

The station roof still needs redoing as it is too small.

 

Here are a few progress pics. Hopefully, it is looking a bit more like Par and not some derelict structure as per the photos in my last entry!! :sarcastichand:

 

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Station building with FGW liveried class 57 passing through.

 

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View from the bridge with a selection of appropriate stock from the 80's era.

 

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View towards the bridge with class 108 just leaving and BR blue liveried class 47 passing through with mail vans.

 

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As always, any comments are welcome.

 

Best regards,

 

Jeremy

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Good progress again Jeremy - I wouldn't worry about the colour...perhaps cut a few slots and they can double as the postboxes :laugh:

 

Do like to see a nice domino duff too...nice work...

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Good progress again Jeremy - I wouldn't worry about the colour...perhaps cut a few slots and they can double as the postboxes :laugh:

 

Do like to see a nice domino duff too...nice work...

 

Thanks Pete! It seems to be coming together a bit more now. Glad you like the domino duff. I plan to renumber this one to 47076 "City of Truro". Very appropriately named for Cornwall!!

Best regards,

Jeremy

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Certainly looks very much like Par to me :)

 

Are you going to be having a model of The Royal next to the bridge?

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Certainly looks very much like Par to me :)

 

Are you going to be having a model of The Royal next to the bridge?

 

 

Hi Mickey,

The Royal is the next building on my agenda. Just need to make another trip to Par and kindly obtain the permission from the owners to do a bit of measuring. It will be my biggest card building project to date! Hopefully it will turn out alright!

Although I may have a bash at building the footbridge first.

Best regards,

Jeremy

 

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I dont know if its still there but on the wall in the bar area (to the left hand side) there used to be a framed copy of the architect's drawing (1:100) of the front of the buidling showing the new build and the original structure :)

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I dont know if its still there but on the wall in the bar area (to the left hand side) there used to be a framed copy of the architect's drawing (1:100) of the front of the buidling showing the new build and the original structure :)

 

Thanks mate! I'll have to pop in there next time I'm in Cornwall. Maybe they will let me have a sneaky copy!!

Best regards,

Jeremy

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