Scratch built Village Railway Station/Office

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Smudger Jnr, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    After building a large Plastic Railway station kit I decided to have a bash at making a small station/office building.

    I used normal balsa wood in various cross sections and decided to build like a real wooden building is put together.

    Normal wood glue was used throughout.

    I built the floor using side pieces and than let in floor joists and then used strips of balsa to make the flooring.

    Four large corner pieces formed the framework and then the top was formed to give the building its true shape.

    Windows and sills were fashioned and glued together and placed between the wall latts.

    The outside clinker woodwork was cut and glued into position and the inside wall was mase out of thick card to represent plaster board or the like.

    The roof was made out of several frames, all identical and the underside was made a push fit onto the upper wall structure.

    Stringers were glued into place and individual wooden tiles were glued into position on the roof.

    The chimney was made out a a single piece of wood with a small rectangular piece and four small supports added to the top.

    The door was made to open and close within the framework.

    The only items not made myself were the gutters and downpipes which were leftovers from other kits on the railway.

    It was an interesting excusion into wood modelling.

    I coloured the building using the tester pots of paint that are available in DIY stores.

    The building is modelled on a North Germany / Denmark theme.


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  2. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Once again Tom, an excellent piece of workmanship. Don't think I would have the patience.

  3. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Are you sculpting the figures yourself as well? I'm asking on account of the grumpy postie ;)
  4. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I have never attempted to make an actual figure, but have chopped and resculptured a few to provide a better pose.
    Just a little plastic removal at knee and elbows etc and you can create a completely different pose.
    Just fill in with special quick hardening putty and paint over.
    The figures are by Prieser and are usually well sculpted.
    You can purchase them painted or unpainted, depending on your requirements.

  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Tom, love it as ever.
  6. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Ah, Preiser, yes, those are great. Fine job, Tom, keep us posted :)

    Do you use your layout to carry the goods from the barbecue to the table? One of my ancestors used to have a Märklin HO line on the table for Christmas, for salt and condiments. Everyone loved it!
  7. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Funny you should mention that as once I tested a wagon with a glass of beer from the front to the rear patio.

    It was shaken but not stirred! Probably better sticking to sandwiches and the like!


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