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Morning all,

 

Here's a photo of the progress on my postal depot based on the one outside Thun station in Switzerland. All built with plasticard and evergreen plastic strips of various shapes and sizes.

Still lots to do!

 

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Best regards,

 

Jeremy

 

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5 minutes ago, grahame said:

Stunning. Looks like it'll take a fair bit of painting. Looking forward to seeing more progress on it.

 

 

 

Cheers Grahame. I'll be getting the airbrush out for most of this one when I start painting. There will be some brush painting required but this will be mainly doors and some of the upright supports.

 

Best regards,

 

Jeremy

 

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7 hours ago, cornish trains jez said:

Morning all,

 

Here's a photo of the progress on my postal depot based on the one outside Thun station in Switzerland. All built with plasticard and evergreen plastic strips of various shapes and sizes.

Still lots to do!

 

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Best regards,

 

Jeremy

 

 

What scale is this Jeremy - it looks fantastic!

 

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Although this came as a kit, all you actually get is a few sheets of material, some strip wood and a few white metal castings, oh, and a set of plans. And being an American kit, all the plans are marked in feet and inches, to be converted into mm. At least they're not in inches and fractions. I've another two of these Classic Miniatures 'kits' to make and this looks like it was by far the easiest.

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The roof was meant to be tar paper, but I chose to use Slater's corrugated sheet. I need to make up some sort of headgear to go inside.

 

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The original was probably painted red. When sited on the layout, it will be served by a 30" line. The end door is just large enough for Minitrains V-tippers.

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I have been developing a quarry Stone Terminal, as an extension to my OO 'Clayton End Signalman' layout.

 

It has (so far) three scratch built structures: left to right, a limestone Hopper, a tower, and a second loading structure.  The designs are very loosely based on elements around Tunstead.  "Loosely" meaning an attempt to recreate the atmosphere of the Peak Forest area.

 

The limestone Hopper is unfinished (first base coat).

 

Dave

 

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Hi again, for anyone interested, here's a bit of detail to the quarry Stone Terminal scene above - some close-ups of the now finished limestone Hopper. Pic 3 has a flashing light to warn of train exit.

 

Essentially, I used Evergreen sheets glued on Plastruct girders, then applied a top skin of Ratio and Wills Corrugated sheets.  Some detail bits and pieces (handrails, vents, and windows) were left-overs from Cornerstone kits.

 

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Started years ago as an unintended holiday project, forgotten about then dug out, dusted off and finished before Christmas for the Risborough club's lockdown diorama challenge.

 

 

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Also started donkey's years ago then revived and finished last month as a lockdown project.  Loosely based on the the drawing of the PW hut at St Mary's Crossing in the old Peco 'Ericplans' book.  I've yet to see a picture of St Mary's Crossing that features the prototype.

Must do something about that improbably shiny brass doorknob . . .

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The LNWR buildings and footbridge on London Road LNWR 1907.

 

The main platform buildings were built using Grand Junction moulded panels (some modified) but the roofs, chimneys, ventilators and canopies were were scratch built. The valances and roof brackets were etched from CAD artwork I drew.

The covered footbridge was built from laser cut Rowmark, again from my CAD artwork. Over 80 pieces of the more complex items were laser cut and about the same number cut by hand.

The passenger shelter was from a modified Clockwork Ideas kit.

 

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