The station master’s house is progressing slowly. The windows were time consuming but that’s half the fun. The structure was sprayed self etch grey and left to dry for a couple of days. The light stone is sprayed using  colour taken from The Branchline Modeller number one using Humbrol enamels and mixed as per the article by James McInerney. The structure was put aside in a shoe box for 5 days to make sure the paint has hardened enough to be handled. Testors Dullcote is then sprayed and put back in the box for another day to dry.

The attention then was turned to the roof, gluing the barge-boards Evergreen Styrene 2″ x 10″  and guttering is the smallest Plastruct styrene channel, do not use the grey ABS as it is difficult to glue. That brings me up to date, part three soon.

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  1. Peter,
    I am looking at using a Siloutte Cutter to cut roof slates/tiles. The lazer cut versions (from people like York Modelmaking) have gaps that are much too wide – because it tends to burn teh paper.

    Worth looking at as the roof is typically the thing that the eye sees on a layout and it does take a long time to cut them by hand!

  2. Ian Clarke says:

    Inspired by your model I’ve decided to build this structure myself. I found the plan at
    If it turns out as good as yours I’ll be very pleased.
    Its actually for a SAR based layout I’m building but I had a hard time finding any SAR drawings (I’m in the UK) but as its a pretty stereotypical Australian type building I’m sure it wont look out place (or State?)
    The tricky bit (to me) looks like accurately marking out the roof panels – could I be cheeky and ask what the dimensions are please?
    Look forward to reading more updates on the layout.

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