The Shed Foreman's Office

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barrowroad
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The Shed Foreman's Office

Postby barrowroad » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:13 pm

I've just been set up on this part of the forum so I will share my latest modelling project with you all.
I have been making a model of Bristol Barrow Road, the former Midland Engine Shed, for some years details of which have appeared on this forum and in MRJ.
Having spent some time over the past few months converting a number of Bachmann RTR models to P4 I decided I needed a change hence the Foreman's Office.
The office for the shed foreman was situated in front of the roundhouse entrance. Looking at the maps and the photographs in my collection, I noticed a discrepancy in size of the shed and realised that around 1949 the length of the building doubled. This being confirmed by an aerial photograph in my collection. The original half is nearest the roundhouse.
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Using my collection of photographs to scale measurements I produced a 4mm scale drawing [ old tech drawing skills].
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Followed by a kit of parts made of plasticard.
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Assembly followed.
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With added detail. Heater chimney and vent pipe.
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Guttering is filed down tube whilst the downpipe uses a pair of Modelu holderbats.
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Some photos on the layout.
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And finally a prototype shot.
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Stay safe and enjoy your own modelling.

Daddyman
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Re: The Shed Foreman's Office

Postby Daddyman » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:31 pm

Beautiful! The window bars look incredibly neat.

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Re: The Shed Foreman's Office

Postby barrowroad » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:57 pm

They are made to fit the cut openings in the outer wall. I cut and glue strips of thin plasticard to clear plasticard glazing using Limonene which allows some re-positioning before its sets dry. The interesting exercise was painting the window frames using thin washes of acrylic brown/black. The inevitable over paint can be removed, when dry, using a chisel shaped end of a cocktail stick.

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Re: The Shed Foreman's Office

Postby triumph3 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:15 pm

Lovely job.
What colour did you paint the main body of the hut?

David

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Re: The Shed Foreman's Office

Postby barrowroad » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:37 pm

David,
The paint is humbrol acrylic a mix of tan matt #62 with a dash of black matt #33 using car windscreen wash as a thinner.

Robin

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Re: The Shed Foreman's Office

Postby Daddyman » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:20 am

barrowroad wrote:They are made to fit the cut openings in the outer wall. I cut and glue strips of thin plasticard to clear plasticard glazing using Limonene which allows some re-positioning before its sets dry. The interesting exercise was painting the window frames using thin washes of acrylic brown/black. The inevitable over paint can be removed, when dry, using a chisel shaped end of a cocktail stick.

Limonene is obviously the secret then!


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