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Bristol Barrow Road - Ash Plant Buildings


barrowroad

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There are a lot of small buildings and structures in any shed yard not least those associated with the ash disposal plant. My latest efforts have focused on two of these - the small concrete building used by staff working the ash pit and a brick built shed which I believe housed the ash plant controls. Both are shown in the following photo.

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The first model to be attempted is the concrete shed, the dimensions of which are scaled from photos in my collection, which is probably a Taunton product which appeared at the shed in the late 1950's.

The model is constructed from plasticard and suitably weathered.

 

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Interesting as the model is position over a board joint.

 

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The following photo, taken in 1965, has some clutter on the roof which I might add at some later stage.

 

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Now for the ash plant control hut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Looks very good Robin. I'm amazed that the prototype didn't get a lot grubbier but I guess it was still fairly new when the photo was taken.

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Hi John,

 

Yes it was only there for around 8/10 years. Definitely not there in 1955.

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Robin,

Another nice bit of detail to help add to the atmosphere. In the first photo, there appears to be rather less debris on the roof, so I wouldn't over-do it. Like the rickety old table on the running line side and the very basic fence between the shed area and said running lines.

Dave.

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Robin, excellent work. The brick built shed housing the controls for the ash plant looks a right hell hole!

Looking forward to the next build.

 

David

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