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    This is a new venture for me, working in S Scale....my previous posts have been On30. However, I was asked to build models of the engine houses and car shops on the West Side Lumber Co. for an Sn3 layout and I thought people might be interested in seeing them. I was delighted to get the commission because now I've worked in every scale from N up to F, the full set (no, I have no intention of adding Z to the list!)

    The first model I made was the woods warehouse as it was the simplest and I wanted to get used to working in 1/64th.






    The corrugated iron is by the UK firm Wills, meant for 00 gauge but close enough to look fine here.

    Then I felt ready to tackle the car shop;







    As you can see, I like to make up a plastic shell and then clad that with strip wood where appropriate. The whole of the wall with windows is a rectangle of 3mm thick clear polystyrene which gives a very strong structure. I used real wood wherever possible, but on the outside the real thing was 12" planks with battens which I thought were too tin to do in wood so these walls are all plastic sheet and strip. Two roof sections were made removable for access to the interior.








    I painted the plastic parts with Tamiya acrylics, using flat brown as the base colour and then drybrushing the planking with vertical strokes. The tar paper is my own product, printed paper with the white edges colored with a black felt tipped pen. The interior wood was stained using diluted Tamiya flat black paint; I like to stain the wood after it is in place as on the real thing all the wood weathers together, not a plank at a time.






    I'm waiting for the code 70 rail to arrive, then these two models can be boxed up and posted to the US.

    I've got one engine house nearly complete, I'll post more pictures as the other models are finished off,

    Peter

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    Very Nice..[^]
    Were we go one We go All

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    • #3
      That's a fine build. I especially like the interior shot. It really shows the size.

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      • #4
        Fine looking building, Peter. You did a great job of painting the styrene walls to look like wood. Keep us posted on your progress.

        George
        The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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        • #5
          Very nice work, Pete. Even if I have been away from it for quite a while, I still find S scale a very pleasant size to build good models.

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          • #6
            Those are some nice models, Pete. Thanks for sharing the photos.
            Bruce

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            • #7
              Great work, especially the rusting on the roof.

              Vince

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              • #8
                Beautiful work in my favorite scale!

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                • #9
                  Great postcards - I love them, I collect cards of the French narrow gauge.

                  I've finished the next West Side model.....
















                  Peter

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                  • #10
                    Great. Do you plan to add interior detailing?

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                    • #11
                      Very nice!

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