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4 Bay Fire Station Model (1)
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No: 769   Contributor: Graham Willey   Scale: 1/76   Year: 2010   Manufacturer: Scratch built / modified   Country: United Kingdom
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 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
add commentComments:
Do you know where I can get a hold of 1/76 decals of pre-'75 Brigades within Scotland?. I know I can get post '75 and NFS decals from BW Models but haven't seen any of pre'75 Brigades.

Added by Stevie Murray on 22 January 2010.

I’ve never seen any pre-1975 Scottish fire brigade decals; even when I was working I never did any. Graham

Added by Graham Willey on 22 January 2010.
Stevie,I was like you looking for pre-1975 decals/transfers but got no where.Its only an idea but I got over the problem on some of my models(especially the American/Australian,and my old brigade)by scanning then copying(smaller)old photographs,cutting out the badge/brigade and then sticking them onto the model.I used a product called NICEDAY,its a clear glue for sticking paper to paper.Once you've stuck the cut out badge/brigade onto the model,I then used Humbrol Glosscoat(which keeps transfers on)to seal the cut out onto the model.This as worked with the models I've done to my satisfaction,it may though not be to your satisfaction.Give it a try on just one model to start with and see how you get on with my idea.Best of luck,Pete.

Added by Pete Matten on 22 January 2010.
Hello Graham,
This is a brilliant idea to show your work in progress with the fire stations as I would love to have a go but haven't got a clue where to begin! I look forward to subsequent instalments in due course. Will we be following it to completion? I can't wait to see where we go next.

Added by Paul James on 23 January 2010.
Hi Paul,
The second instalment is already posted; hopefully by the time the model is completed it will give you the confidents to have a go, and yes I will be posting further instalment till the model is complete. Graham

Editor: see picture #796

Added by Graham Willey on 23 January 2010.
How do you make the engine bay doors and then hinge them ?

Added by Norman Brunt on 26 July 2015.
Thanks Ryan, I do have plans to convert the field guns. I just haven't decdeid how yet. I have Faction ADD too so I have bounced onto Farrow from Khador, since I wrote the article Which will probably become apparent when I get my next article written.

Added by Riza on 14 September 2015.
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