Well the original building I based the station building on, West Worthing, in the fifties had a double canopy at the front, and as of present day, it only retains the single canopy over the main entrance at the top of the steps - the gabled canopy over the steps having long gone:
|Image courtesy of google maps|
Having looked at the prototype, it looks like there's only a single canopy bracket in the centre of the wall, so I began by scratch building the framework from Evergreen Microstrip having made a printed template and laying each part over said template, trimming to fit.
|In this not great photo, you can see the canopy bracket and the supporting framework made from 1mm square styrene strip. I sprayed these with primer before gluing to the structure.|
I then painted the framework cream in preparation to add glazing
Glazing was then added in a single piece, and sections of 10thou x1mm strips were glued on to represent glazing bars.
At this point I realised that I was going to run out of microstrip for the glazing bars, so in tis photo, although you can't really see it, there are two bars missing.
Next stage is to make a valance and weather it all - its all looking a bit too clean -so watch this space....
In addition to canopy work, I've also added a few downpipes to the front. Additional downpipes are waiting until I finish the canopy...