(WH)WHR Buildings

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Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Post by Jimmyb » Sun May 03, 2020 9:30 am

Those "bit and bobs" are an art form in themselves, very nice.

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Post by Soar Valley Light » Sun May 03, 2020 6:54 pm

Hi Andrew,

A great collection of very appropriate 'stuff'. I love the plants, they are brilliant!

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Post by Andrew » Sun May 03, 2020 7:26 pm

Glad you like the interior bits - I'm gradually gluing them in now, I'll post a picture once it's done.

Andrew, you may remember that I was agonising somewhat over what colour to paint my levers? In the end I used your advice and that article I shared to get it more or less right for my track layout (I hope!), but with the caveat that - since it's some years since the 'box was actually used for its intended function - the lever frame doesn't actually have to reflect the current arrangements... The perfect excuse!

Andrew.

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Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Post by Soar Valley Light » Mon May 04, 2020 9:08 pm

HI Andrew,

I'm glad it was useful information. I love the premise. And by the way, the frame looks really good. The box is going to be full of atmosphere when you've got all those bits in there. Provided there is a kettle and teapot that I've yet to see I wouldn't mind a turn in there myself!

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Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Post by StuartJ » Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:13 am

Andrew wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:48 pm
Afternoon all!

The paintwork's done, figures added, I've varnished and glazed it - I think it's done...

Station building 20.jpg

Station building 21.jpg

Station building 22.jpg

Station building 23.jpg

It's not quite to scale (I don't know of any drawings, so I scaled it up from photos and tweaked it to suit the windows), but I think it captures the essence of the old Welsh Highland architecture - Nantmor-or-less?!! It'll be stored until spring now, but I've already got more foam board etc on order for future projects. The buildings bug has bitten...

Thanks for the encouragement and advice along the way,

Andrew.
Very nice! Absolutely screams Welsh Highland.

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Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Post by Andrew » Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:31 pm

StuartJ wrote:
Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:13 am

Very nice! Absolutely screams Welsh Highland.
Thanks Stuart, I'm glad you like it! I must confess, I am pleased with it - it does look "right" when a WHR train pulls into the platform...

My wife's got into ceramics, to the extent that there's now a kiln in our kitchen, so I'm thinking that at some point I'll have a go at one of the NWNGR stone and brick station buildings in terracotta. Not any time soon though - I don't think we particularly want to add 1000 more degrees to the current temperature by firing the kiln!

Cheers,

Andrew.

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