28 April 2014

The Goods Shed - an Epic in Photos

Greetings all. It's been quite some time since I posted the sneaky peek of the Goods Shed I've been building for the layout, well, now I've finally got round to posting the full build.


In collating all the pictures from the build, I found I had rather a lot of photos indeed, so I thought I'd take a different approach to this post and present to you a photo essay in the form of the 70+ pictures I took in the progress of the project.

It took in some slightly new techniques and involved the by now, regular repaints to get the desired finish, but was a thoroughly enjoyable project indeed.

I hope the photos tell the story enough for you (if indeed you can make it through to the end.

With many thanks to the amazing Iain C. Robinson for providing me with the initial elevation drawings, which I then butchered to make it match in with my existing buildings.

Painting dilemma - bare stone or whitewashed?

Whitewashed was the way forward

Doors and runners all scratch built from foamex and plasticard

Roof trusses made from laminated strips of coffee stirrers. A jig was constructed to aid production

Trusses not proving to be enough, I added extra beams and stretchers

More detailing - adding upright support colums

Crane superstructure -again more coffee stirrers

seems a shame to hide all that woodwork

But open doorways allow atmospheric shots like this

More scratch building -crates from plasticard, sacks from DAS...

individual tiles cut from paper and painstakingly applied

and here's how I did the ridge tiles

What's this? An un-weathered wagon? Can't be having that….

…and so my first ever attempt at rolling stock weathering...

Congratulations for making it to the end :)

I hope this was self-explanatory, but any questions - just ask!