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A Hotel on Platform One....


Ray Von

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Just kidding!  I've had this "Monopoly" hotel kicking around for ages in my box of scraps - I think I picked it up off the pavement years ago...

 

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Today I set about converting it into something useful for the layout - a newsagent kiosk.

 

Step one was to drill a hole in the side of the hotel and then square the circle using a file.

 

Next, I sanded down the surface of the building - prior to gluing on corrugated styrene sheet, to represent wood panelling, and a door from spares.

I left the hotel roof as it was, and then primed the whole thing with grey aerosol spray.

 

Once dry - I painted the sides green and dry-brushed the roof black. This was followed by white dry-brushing over the whole model.  

 

A counter for the service hatch was made from card, some guttering from styrene rod, and I printed off some signage and newspaper headlines - these were mounted on thin card and fixed to the building.

 

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A Monopoly hotel turned into a kiosk. That is truly inspired modelling! And very well executed too. 

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Thanks very much!  As I said, I'd had the thing for years in my bits and bobs drawer - I suppose it could've made a nice garden shed, beach chalet, line-side hut or maybe a dog kennel for a St. Bernard(!) 

Glad you like it in its new incarnation. :good:

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Clever, indeed!

And no doubt you know there actually WAS a hotel on the platform at Achnasheen on the Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh line in Scotland. Sadly, it burnt down in 1995, though the station is still active. And it's about as far as you can get in the UK from the Southern 3rd rail!

Achnasheen Hotel 1976.jpg

Achnasheen Hotel After Fire 1995.jpg

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On 10/02/2021 at 05:45, Railtunes said:

Clever, indeed!

And no doubt you know there actually WAS a hotel on the platform at Achnasheen on the Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh line in Scotland. Sadly, it burnt down in 1995, though the station is still active. And it's about as far as you can get in the UK from the Southern 3rd rail!

Achnasheen Hotel 1976.jpg

Achnasheen Hotel After Fire 1995.jpg

Wow, architecturally similar too!

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