Andrew Ullyott wrote:Very nice photos Martin. As others have said, quite inspirational.
How many hours did you say it had taken.
Cheddar's going to take a long time I think!
I think Andrew may recall my having admitted that it has taken 800+ hours of model-making time so far. (And it still isn't finished!).
It wasn't a difficult model to build, just very time consuming. But I have spread construction over a very
long period - I started work on the model in 1995, but it has only been worked on intermittently - a bad habit that delays the completion of all my models, as I turn from one thing to another, not to mention periods of 'modeller's block' (or whatever the excuse is for doing no modelling at all for weeks at a time).
I have very much enjoyed building this model, although slating the roof has proved to be unbelievably tedious, which is why it is still only half done (the back half, which is less conspicuous).
I have always wanted to model a GWR timber train shed, but I am not sure I would want to do it again, knowing now how much time it involves. But then I can think of some equally time-consuming models being built by friends (one of whom, for instance, has been working on a 1/64-scale Nelsonian warship for the past 5 and a half years, as well as modelling the GWR in P4 in between times).
One thing I meant to mention earlier - this model would have been impossible to build without the styrene strip and 'siding' sheet supplied by Evergreen Models. The whole building was assembled almost exclusively from these materials, and this has greatly contributed to its finished appearance.