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Bristol Barrow Road - The Ambulance & Mutual Improvement Shed


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Following completion of the Foreman's Hut my next building for Barrow Road is the Ambulance & Mutual Improvement Shed which was situated in the shed yard adjacent to the viaduct carrying Barrow Road itself.

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With time during the current situation spent between house decoration and modelling this model has taken about a week to produce.
Construction uses two layers of plasticard - a 30thou base structure laminated with a 40thou layer of 2mm [ 6in] Evergreen V Groove sheet.
I produced a 4mm scale drawing the dimensions obtained by scaling from photograhs I have in my collection.
The following photos show stages of the build.

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The tiles are 3M strips I have spare from the roundhouse and come from York Modelmaking.

 

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Some photographs of the Ambulance Shed in situ on the layout will follow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A very neat looking model, there, Robin. All adding to the atmosphere of the place. The prototype photo shows a much less pristine appearance. Are you planning to suitably distress your model in due course?

Dave.

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Dave,  The Catt photo is from 1965 when everything about the shed and site were very run down and I suspect the building was unused. Photos show roof felt around the windows slipped and torn whilst windows are blocked with card or paper. Photos from 5 to 10 years earlier show it in a reasonable state - I'm modelling this period.

 

Robin

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David, the door is scratch-built using strips of plasticard with the door handle made using the head of a lace makers pin.

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As the description in the title it was the Ambulance - first aid building presumably for staff of the shed. The other purpose was for training and education bu staff for staff - ie mutual improvement.

Robin

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