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4 Bay Fire Station Model (2)
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No: 796   Contributor: Graham Willey   Scale: 1/76   Year: 2010   Manufacturer: Scratch built / modified   Country: United Kingdom
4 Bay Fire Station Model (2)

This photo shows the front wall more or less completed and fitted to the main building shell that has been constructed from 30thou. plasticard; the windows have been made from micro strip and glazed on the inside with clear plastic, the appliance bay doors were made from 20thou. plasticard and represent the old style four fold doors. My next step will be to fit the roof and then move onto building the next section of the station, one departure from my normal fire station models is that this one I’m building in low relief; mainly due to running out of space to store the dioramas.

See picture #769 for part 1
Picture added on 23 January 2010 at 17:06
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that looks fantatsic already! nice job!!

Added by Stevie Murray on 23 January 2010.
Hi Graham,this is starting to look really good,very impressed with those doors.

Added by Pete Matten on 23 January 2010.
Hi Graham, must admit am very impressed by this project so far. How easy is it to model one with maybe a bay or 2 open?. sorry for being a PIA with the questions. Just that have been asked if I would make one for our station's open day.

Added by Stevie Murray on 24 January 2010.
Stevie,

It’s not too difficult to have the appliance bay doors open, a lot depends on the type of door modelled. If you look at my Clifton Moor diorama you will see that one of the doors is half open. Four fold doors will be more difficult to model open, than the up & over type. One point to remember, if the doors are open you will need to model the interior of the appliance bay. Graham


Added by Graham Willey on 24 January 2010.
Stevie,like Grahams says,the old wooden doors like Grahams done here in a closed position can be really most difficult to make in an open position.I know because this is how I wanted to display a model I've been working on for the Amberley Working Museum at Amberley in West Sussex.I did send a picture of it in back in December (picture #722) but then it wasn't finished, but finally now, or very shortly it will be. I'm now putting the final touches to it and before I donate it to the Museum, I will of course photograph and send in a picture.

Added by Pete Matten on 24 January 2010.
Fantastic detail Graham, looking forward to seeing it with appliances.

Added by Paul Warnock on 25 January 2010.
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