Kitbasher's Diary - Glasgow Jct Depot (N Scale)

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    Well, I started this thread before, but apparently, it got lost in the crash...

    This shows the process I've been going through to come up with a station for the town on my N scale layout...
    It all started with this kit roof I found in the scrap box...I used it as a starting point, & built some walls to fit it out of Evergreen siding...(the bay window came from a DPM kit)

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    I found this piece in a Walthers HO meat packing plant...

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    I used it to make a freight shed addition to the station...

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    I added another little addition, & added some doors & windows from the scrap box...

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    I decided I didn't want to use the kit roof I started with, so I made a roof from plain styrene...I also found another piece of styrene to use as a base/platform...

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    I decided I wanted the platform to look like wood, so I scored it with a razor saw...

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    I primed it flat black, & dry brushed it various shades of brown to give it more of a "wooden" look...

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    I had ended up with a window opening, & a notch in the top of the shed wall that I didn't want...

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    My solution was to make a chimney from strips of styrene covered with H&R brick sheet...

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    Here's the chimney in place, with a crown & pipe made from styrene...

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    Here's a trackside view...I've added a roof to the freight shed, & a covered loading platform...I also added a freight door to the shed, & I found this little dome thingy in the scrap box, & cut a piece off to serve as a roof over the bay...

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    Thanks for all the nice comments, guys! :)

    I've gotten a little more done...
    I painted the styrene roof flat black, & then glued strips of tissue paper to it to look like roll roofing, or tarpaper...

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    I painted & weathered the roof, added some "glass" & shades to the windows...here's a view of the interchange side of the depot...

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    Here's the other side...I'm going to try & raise the platform & structure slightly, & then build some type of foundation under that lopsided shed addition...

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    Thanks for the nice words, guys! :)

    I've gotten a tiny bit more done on this one...
    I put a piece of mat-board under the structure to give it a little elevation...this always helps in N scale, to make the structure a little taller, & lowering the profile of the adjacent track(s)...

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    I also botched up a window opening on the end of the station, so I "boarded" it up...

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    Well, it's been a couple of weeks since I posted anything here...
    I've added a foundation to the little shed annex...

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    I haven't attached the depot to the layout yet, but I did set it on the layout to take this picture...(this is where it will go on the layout)

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    I'm still working on adding figures & details...

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    Thanks again for all the nice comments! :)

    I've finally gotten the station planted on the layout...still some details left, but the workbench phase is pretty much done...
    I wanted to raise the structure slightly, to work better with the oversized N scale track, so I gut an odd-shaped piece of cardboard from an old kit box, & glued it to the scenic base...

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