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This rambling blog is about building a couple of simple layouts in HO, the available space is rather small but the prototype was not built on the grand scale, most rural stations were merely a curved loop and a siding, which is easy to replicate.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

KBayStsB Station Buildings - 2

The larger layout needs a station and by using the venerable Kibri B9361 as a basis, it is possible to create a reasonably acceptable station building of the KBayStsB. The first priority to is find a picture of a suitable prototype - Ebern featured in the last post is a good start but try looking for a colour image and this is Simmelsdorf, whilst the photo of Spalt is notable for the slight differences in style and the condition of the track.

 Starting with the brick sides of the building. The mortar is a coating of Heki concrete road paint whilst  the architraves, dado and quoin stones were also painted with Heki concrete road paint and attached to the sides.It is important to ensure that these are fully flush and firmly attached to the sides.

 and the pegs will be left for a couple of hours until the solvent has hardened. Another abhorrence is the use of white window frames and painted doors prior to the 1950s, wooden frames were not painted but treated with oil. To obtain this effect, the woodwork was sprayed with Rust-Oleum's Nutmeg, once completely dry, a light dust of acrylic Cinnamon Brown to dull the finish and create an interesting texture.    

And here is the basic shell, still lots to do

More to follow............

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