STEP BY STEP
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.