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As these buildings destained for Gort layout, they will not be going on Kingsbridge so I've given them their own thread.

Gort signal box under construction

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As soon as you start to fabricate sections you realise more detail bits that will be needed (eg window cills, brick window arches, etc). Very therapeutic working on it though (ie once you have a very sharp knife)

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Waiting now for "Glue'n'Glaze" glue to dry on glazing

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Inch by inch the modules slowly coming together. Just the north side of the box to do and the chimney on the back wall. Then roof, doors, etc.

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1 hour ago, Patrick Davey said:

Looking good Noel, impressively neat brick corner!  One small question, are the roof tiles maybe a bit overscale? 

Cheers Patrick. Yes they are. After looking at the pic, they struck me a O gauge size. :) They will be replaced.

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13 hours ago, David Holman said:

As it is a slate roof, I'd be tempted to use either strips of photocopier paper, snipped every 4mm, or one of the downloaded printed sheets.

Found an alternate embossed sheet

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Taking a break from the signal box, now back to Gort's water tower. Made up a water tank for the tower. Primed and ready for painting after I've finished the doorway.

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Had to sort of guess the dimensions from distant photographs as no drawings available, but it sort of feels the right size. Might paint the water tank black or dark green.

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Some more progress on Gort goods shed. Guttering, ridge tiles, skylight and sliding doors left to do. Its fun hopping between parallel micro projects.

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Re making some of Gort's platforms. Using Peco platform edging which I'll cover with embossed stone sheeting on the sides. I wasn't 100% happy with the sides nor the surface finish. I've now put some cobble grip finish under the cattle dock end, and paving at the other end. The rest of Gort's platforms were pebble/grit based (ie 1/2" down). The platform surface is laminated from white styrene card with a layer of embossed card on top to make it the correct thickness for the platform edging pieces. I bought a bulk load of styrene card from a graphic design supply company in Camden street years ago (O'Sullivans I think), they sold large sheets that were about 2ft x 3ft in size very inexpensively.

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The large 2ft x 3ft sheets of styrene cost about IR£2 twenty years ago. They've proved good value and useful over many years and I still have plenty left for future projects. Buying this stuff in small A4 sheets from model shops is very expensive.  

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Talcum powder used in 3mm for loose platform surfaces so would have thought it would do for Gort. - and possibly  make it smell nice !!  Chinchila dust in 2mm makes for a fine ballast finish.  Also Das modelling clay laid into a pva coat can work for a natural surface  with just a little texture to suggest it is not tarmac. 

Coming on well and thanks for the update. 

Robert  

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Back to buildings. The ticket office is a strange little building comprised of three elements. This is the facade of the two elements at the northern end. The RHS has a flat roof! The LHS element seems more like a staff room with the ticket office in the central section which has a pitched roof and a chimney. Presumably for the station master. Gort was mainly a goods traffic station rather than pax.

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A little progress on Gort's 4th building the cottage sized tick office, a strange little building.

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Laminated embossed sheet with structural sheet behind

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Stone window surrounds

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It should blend in a bit when its all painted grey.

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A strange little building with an open court yard.Lots more to do but fun chipping away at it.

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Chipping away slowly with this scratch built Ticket office building for Gort station. Most enjoyable and therapeutic. Lots more to be done, but these two facades were the fiddely bits, the rest is just structure and roof, gutters, windows, etc.

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