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Par Station in N Gauge - The Station Building (Part 1)

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Good afternoon,

 

Having had the day off work today, I have managed to finish the basic construction of the station building for Par.

 

When I was down in Cornwall last week, I dragged my fiancee down to Par to measure the station building so as to make the most accurate model possible. I checked permission with the station staff first.

So permission granted, and a half hour later (with a very embarrassed wife to be!!) I had my measurements.

 

The main structure is made of 1mm thick card which I collected in my previous job and has been sitting in a box for the last 8 years. I knew it would come in handy one day!

 

I'm still not sure how I am going to represent the stone work as I am struggling to find stone/brick papers with this colour stone printed on. Any ideas would be most welcome.

 

There is still plenty of work to do but here are a few pictures of the progress made over the last week and today. I've also included a few prototype shots.

 

As always, any comments and tips for the rest of the model greatly appreciated.

 

Rear view.

 

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Prototype rear view.

 

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Side view.

 

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Prototype side view.

 

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Front view.

 

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Prototype front view.

 

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Best regards,

 

Jeremy

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Very nice and very neat,,,and some pix of the old place are always good to see :)

 

I cna't help you with the colour I'm afraid - Having studied thosse walls at very close quarters many times all I can think is "definate green tinge" to the stonework.......

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Very nice and very neat,,,and some pix of the old place are always good to see :) I cna't help you with the colour I'm afraid - Having studied thosse walls at very close quarters many times all I can think is "definate green tinge" to the stonework.......

 

Hi Mickey,

 

Thank you for your kind comments. I think I am going to have to do a "make do" job with the colour of stone work as there doesn't seem to be very many options on the market. I think all the doors at this station were painted red in the 80's but I can't be sure. Will need to research that.

 

Best regards,

 

Jeremy

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Freestone Model Accessories specialise in paper and card models. They will probably know if such a paper exists. There are a few places on the web, but I guess you probably tried the most obvious ones that spring to mind. TomE - on his Ropley blog - has printed out photographs of the prototype to use as the papers for the brickwork (see here, here, here and here). You would have to do some heavy editing to get those photos in to shape to do that but I reckon it could be worth the effort, based on what I recall seeing previously from that other blog. I've no idea how you actually would go about doing this though - sorry.

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Hi Jeremy

 

Nice work on the building shell.

 

Rich beat me to it...I was going to suggest you make your own 'wallpaper' for want of a better phrase - worth a try I think.

 

Keep us posted...

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Freestone Model Accessories specialise in paper and card models. They will probably know if such a paper exists. There are a few places on the web, but I guess you probably tried the most obvious ones that spring to mind. TomE - on his Ropley blog - has printed out photographs of the prototype to use as the papers for the brickwork (see here, here, here and here). You would have to do some heavy editing to get those photos in to shape to do that but I reckon it could be worth the effort, based on what I recall seeing previously from that other blog. I've no idea how you actually would go about doing this though - sorry.

 

I agree, I think taking a photo and then editing on the computer will be my best bet. Noch do some nice papers but the stone one is just a little too dark. Thank you for the links to the Ropley pages.

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Hi Jeremy Nice work on the building shell. Rich beat me to it...I was going to suggest you make your own 'wallpaper' for want of a better phrase - worth a try I think. Keep us posted...

 

Hi Pete,

Thank you for your comments. Think I'll get all the structure ready and then create my own "wall paper" on the computer. Another trip to Par then!!! I have no problems with that!

Best regards,

Jeremy

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Another trip to Par then!!! I have no problems with that!

 

...but perhaps don't ask 'your bride to be' to hold the other end of the tape again... :D

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...but perhaps don't ask 'your bride to be' to hold the other end of the tape again... :D

 

I don't think she'll want to do that again!

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