4 Bay Fire Station Model (1)
Having made improvement to the Oxford Leyland TL (as yet not complete) and two of the Corgi Dennis F12’s it was time to build a fire station to display these models.
This is very much a project in progress so I hope to be able to post a number of photos showing work as it goes along.
The main materials used are 30thou. Plasti-card, brick embossed plasti-card, clear plastic for the glazing and assorted plastic micro strip. For anyone who feels that to scratch-build a model of this kind is a bit of a daunting task, take heart, there are lots of building components (windows, doors ect.) readily available in 1/76th scale from companies such as Ratio and Wills. These can be found at good model shops or check out peco-uk.com for a full list. Langley Models also do a wide range of building components in white metal.
The Model. I was going to build a 3 bay station, but Skippy said I should leave room for the Oxford AEC Regent, so a 4 bay it is. The photo shows the front wall of the appliance room; this has been marked out in pencil onto 30thou white plasticard and then the doors and windows are cut out using a craft knife, it is then glued onto a sheet of brick embossed plasticard using liquid plastic cement. When set (only a few minutes) I cut out the doors and windows using the white plasticard as the template. This front wall will be fully completed before I do any further construction work on the model.
Picture added on 21 January 2010 at 16:40