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An industrial building (5)


col.stephens

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The smaller gate at the right-hand side was added using 1mm greyboard covered in Scalescenes TX35 plain clapboard, coloured with Promarkers.

 

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The main gates, which were to be fixed in the open position to allow train to pass through, were made in the same way.

 

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The hinges were made by attaching strips of Evergreen plastic to small pieces of plastic rod.  The ends were rounded.  All of the hinges were fixed to a piece of card with a small dab of glue to assist in the painting process.

These days I would make the hinges from card or paper.

 

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A small gate was also made for the pedestrian entrance.

 

As the rather plain brick end of the mill building was expected to be facing the viewer on the proposed layout, I thought I would enhance it with one of those ghost advertisements which were often seen on old buildings.

Obtainable from Sankey Scenics.  

 

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The chimney pots are commercial white metal items which were painted with enamels and fixed on a bed of modelling putty.  The guttering is Evergreen Strip 2mm half-round section (No.242).  The downpipes are plastic rod with the small fixing brackets being 5mm long strips of printer paper, previously blackened with a marker pen. The window frames were weathered with charcoal which was scraped off the stick with a scalpel blade and then applied with a soft brush.

 

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The proposed layout never materialised but I might resurrect it in some form as I really like the idea of short trains disappearing through the main arch.

 

Thanks for looking.

 

Terry

 

 

 

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