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A Diversion - Stamford Engine Shed


goldngreen

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I came across a model I made some time ago just for interest when I did not have a layout: Stamford Engine Shed in N gauge based on the Prototype Kit:

 

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I scanned in the original Prototype kit and then used The Gimp to replace all of the brick surfaces with a Scalescenes equivalent. The roof tiles were replaced using the same technique with a home made slate paper made from a photo of the roof of the school at the Beamish Museum. The water tank sides were drawn from scratch in The Gimp. The kit was then printed on similar thickness card to the Prototype kit and built the same way as the original using the supplied windows. It was finished with Ratio guttering and chimney pots made from plastic sheathe stripped from electric wire. 

 

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Looking back at it now I can see many rough edges but I think the original building is a great prototype. It has no place on my GWR Marlott though so back in its box!

 

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This is the original prototype kit which I believe is still available from Freestone Model Accessories.

 

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I thought I had done a post on this some time ago but cannot find it. Do old entries in these blogs get archived after some period? Anyway, if you had already seen this then apologies for the duplicate.

 

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I have always thought that Stamford shed had a great deal of character.  I built the 4mm scale Prototype Models kit some 20 years ago.  I retrieved it from a storage box last year and decided to refurbish it with regard to gutters and downpipes, and to scratch build the wooden extension, rarely modelled.  The only snag was that, in my original build, I overlaid the printed roof with slate paper strips, using PVA adhesive.  Whilst in storage, this had turned green, so the extension is roofed with different coloured slates from the original build.

 

I have heard of ballast turning green due to the use of PVA but not previously building papers.  Has anyone else encountered this?

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2 hours ago, 2750Papyrus said:

I have always thought that Stamford shed had a great deal of character.  I built the 4mm scale Prototype Models kit some 20 years ago.  I retrieved it from a storage box last year and decided to refurbish it with regard to gutters and downpipes, and to scratch build the wooden extension, rarely modelled.  The only snag was that, in my original build, I overlaid the printed roof with slate paper strips, using PVA adhesive.  Whilst in storage, this had turned green, so the extension is roofed with different coloured slates from the original build.

 

I have heard of ballast turning green due to the use of PVA but not previously building papers.  Has anyone else encountered this?

 

I have seen a model of Stamford shed with the wooden extension at a show in the last few years. I am not sure where. I also found a picture of the original with the wooden extension. Sorry to hear about the roof on your model. I have not suffered from the problem with PVA.

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