Although primarily designed to replicate the pre-cast concrete sectional platform favoured by the Southern Railway, Peco’s plastic components are equally suitable for modern day structures. As only the edging is provided, the rest of the platform must be constructed from plastic sheet, foam board or timber. I opted for the latter material, although wood does add significantly to the overall weight of the baseboard. The surface was rendered flat and smooth with a light ‘skim’ coat of plaster. After sealing with a few coats of acrylic paint, the final surface finish was realised with printed detail taken from a Scalescenes downloadable kit for a small modern station building. Featuring block paving, platform edging stones and strips of tactile warning tiles – which are a common sight on modern platforms – the desired amount of material was printed to suit the length of my platform, cut to size and then secured with Photo Mount spray adhesive.