Work was interrupted with this building partly due to a visit to the Liverpool Exhibition. It’s always good to meet up with friends new and old and purchase the bits and pieces from Antons Trains and Casula Hobbies, without these guys it would be very difficult to finish off projects.

A bit more progress has been made with this building mainly painting and putting the small windows in and some interior detail  such as doors, floors and exterior woodwork.

Next I have to work out a colour to paint the brickwork on the chimneys, any advice  would be welcome. Also the awning posts need to be robust so I think I will use .045″ square brass section. So hopefully when that is done I can start on the roof. All for now, part four soon.

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3 Responses to NSWGR J3 STATION MASTERS RESIDENCE part three

  1. Colin Hussey says:

    Very Very nice work indeed, I hope I can match up the colours for my station building as well as you have done. Where did you get the chimneys from, if you would not mind, they are also nice.

    From memory, the brickwork of the chimneys were generally of red commons, with plain mortar for them, in other words grey cement like, just as the angled flat sections that formed the rear of the fireplace itself.

    Over time they generally fell away, painting was more to preserve them up to a point. More often than not, they were simply painted in one of the primary colours that was used on the main outside walls, although sometimes you might see them painted white, that was relatively common on non rail houses though.

    • BURROWA says:

      Hi Col.
      Thanks for your comment.I have found a photo on the nswrail website of Galong Station for the brick colour,check it out and see what you think. The chimneys were scratch built and took ages.Regards Peter

  2. Colin Hussey says:

    Hi Peter

    A late reply but. Checked the photo’s of Galong you mentioned & its a pretty common type also. Following on I then did some further checks & there appears to be a fairly narrow range of bricks were actually used, & most tended to be similar, especially in the colours of them.

    While there were many brickworks around the state, most I would think have been sourced for bricks in local areas, in general there were some pretty standard colour tones in them from one works to another.

    The difficulty, at least for me would be trying to match up the various colour tones that were found in the bricks as I tried to paint them.

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