Model Rail (UK) - - WORK BENCH -

1 What your down­load in­cludes. Be­fore you print the sheets, clean the noz­zles on your printer and switch it to ‘best qual­ity’ print set­ting.

2 I as­sem­bled my tool kit be­fore start­ing work, in­clud­ing a num­ber of dif­fer­ent coloured pen­cils for touch­ing up cut card­board edges. Keep plenty of fresh blades near by – you’ll need them.

3 Staver­ton’s build­ings re­quired three thick­nesses of card. I bought a sheet of mount­ing card from an art shop but re­cy­cled a ce­real box and a busi­ness card for the rest.

4 An aerosol of artist’s matt var­nish will pro­tect printed sheets from sticky fin­gers and ad­he­sives. Lightly coat all the sheets im­me­di­ately af­ter print­ing.

5 The end walls of the goods shed show­ing the over­lap­ping pieces to blend the end wall in with the front and rear walls.

6 To show the ef­fect of the coloured pen­cil, look di­rectly un­der the roof. The right-hand side looks a lot bet­ter than the left!

7 The win­dows on the sta­tion build­ing took a lit­tle time to make be­cause of the var­i­ous lay­ers of thin card­board and clear plas­tic sheet be­hind them all.

8 The front wall of the sta­tion build­ing with the win­dow frames, nearly ready to glued into po­si­tion. El­e­ments such as the win­dow sills are fid­dly but def­i­nitely worth adding.

9 In­ter­nal walls are re­quired to strengthen the model and on this model the in­ter­nal walls are vis­i­ble. The roof took around 30 min­utes to make, adding the strips of cut tiles one by one.

10 The roof is made by lay­ing strips of cut paper on top of each other. It takes a lit­tle time but it looks a lot bet­ter than sim­ply fix­ing the sheet of tiles to the card­board.

11 When I vis­ited the line a few years ago I took pic­tures of the goods shed and tried to re­pro­duce where the enamel signs had been on the real thing.

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