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 Posted: Mon Sep 12th, 2016 11:17 pm
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I've gone back to making a bit more progress on my N gauge compressed version of the SER offices 'flat iron' building at London Bridge. Rumour has it that Network Rail want to demolish it to provide a larger pavement plazza for the new station entrance. The Victorian Society is aghast as the possible demolition of a very fine five storey polychromatic uniquely shaped building.

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In order to access the interior of the end hexagonal section of the building (to fit window frames and glazing which needs to be done after painting) a two facet wall section was made separately - pictured below. It will be glued in place and the joints disguised when completed. Currently, the glazing still has to be undertaken and there is still some detail to add as well as tidying up the painting so it's not complete but nonetheless here's what it looks like so far.


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Nice work! An iconic building too.



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Marty wrote: An iconic building too.

Yes, and unfortunately at this very moment in the process of being vandalised.

It's a great shame that they are demolishing the SER office 'flat iron' building which is a superb example of an unusually shaped five storey polychrome Victorian structure with it's quirky rocket model on the narrow end (labelled incorrectly as a V2). The Victorian Society is aghast and employed an architect to design and suggest how to provide a public plaza space and station access in the ground floor area which has been sadly, but typically, ignored by Network Rail and their designers/developers.

I wish I'd decided on an accurate scale model rather than the compressed and simplified one I'm building. But it would have been too big and having complex details taken even longer to finish.

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We have a different problem here. We want Network Rail to demolish their massive multi-storey (of which 75% is empty) and look a right eyesore, when they decide to rebuild Plymouth Station, which is on the cards in the not too distant future. It's a typical 60's skyscraper type building and has been allowed to more or less decay. A bit like the old Council Chamber as well which was scheduled for demolition as it was falling down anyway but some idiots had it listed. Now some property development company are spending a fortune in refurbishing it to turn it into a luxury hotel. At least neither are going to provide more Student Accommodation, which is what the city is awash with nowadays.



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A couple of pics now that I've glazed the separate section and attached it to the main structure:





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looking good. 
does it really have different coloured brick in that upper section? or have you yet to colour it the London brick yellow?

Just interested?
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Yes, it's a Victorian polychromatic building which, along with it's unusual shape, makes it so special, rare and attractive. And a shame that Network Rail are demolishing it.
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I've started adding some details - down pipes have been made and added from painted wire with hopper heads cut and shaped from plasticard.

I've also made some of the roof details - basically brick embossed plasticard wrapped around square section tube or thick card. Here they are having been given a coat of grey primer ready for painting and then gluing in place.




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I've slapped a bit of paint on them and glued them in place:





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Painting was undertaken with acrylics and a very thin wash of white/light grey to settle in the mortar lines of the embossed brickwork. When dry, and sealed with a matt varnish, weathering was applied with powders and pencil lead worked in with a finger.
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The cream coloured a/c units were RTP from the Unit Models range that I had in my scenic details spares box. They are solid resin and I cut them down significantly with a razor saw, filed smooth and touched up with some acrylic paint.
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On the other side of Tooley Street, partially opposite the SER office 'flat iron' building, is Hays Galleria. My plan is to construct this (or rather it's street front) as a low relief building, as it will be at the back of the layout against a back-scene. It's another large building, six stories high and very long. In order that it doesn't overpower the other structures and look out of place, I've needed to compress and simplify it's design.   

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I still can't believe this is not 'O' gauge!

Lovely work, Z.

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Chubber wrote: I still can't believe this is not 'O' gauge!

Lovely work, Z.

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Thanks for that most appreciated. And it's not even OO gauge but N gauge.

For Hays Galleria I've cut out one of the layers of card in mounting board - a little over 1mm thick. This building will effectively be behind the SER office 'flat iron' building so will be mostly hidden. Consequently I've decided to give it just a painted finish, rather than embossed plastic sheet or brick paper covered. That should help make it easier and quicker to build:



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The front fascia is built up with a number of layers of card. In this pic the back sheet is not yet attached and still needs the windows cutting out;



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Hi, Z,

"Thanks for that most appreciated. And it's not even OO gauge but N gauge...."

I had realised from the time of the dairy, where were you when I was asked to make a 20" frontage/L.R. of a 'stately home'? It's the only commission to date that I had to go back and say 'I can't do it' after making two attempts, each looking like a dog's dinner.

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The colonnaded ground floor does give it a rather stately home look. It's part of a large complex, which I guess included warehousing as it backs on to the Thames. Now it's been converted in to a rather flash upmarket walkway with eateries (and presumably offices above) leading through to HMS Belfast. There's an N gauge layout called North of England Line that has a rather impressive large stately house on it at one end.


Back to Hays Galleria - I've now cut out the windows, which is always very tedious, and there's still some to do in the two angled side/flank walls. And I've given it a coat of grey primer which helps to spot all the issues that can be address with some filing (the paint and the superglue that I run along the edges makes the card very hard and able to be sanded) and filling if necessary.



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Zodiac wrote: Chubber wrote: I still can't believe this is not 'O' gauge!

Lovely work, Z.

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Thanks for that most appreciated. And it's not even OO gauge but N gauge.

For Hays Galleria I've cut out one of the layers of card in mounting board - a little over 1mm thick. This building will effectively be behind the SER office 'flat iron' building so will be mostly hidden. Consequently I've decided to give it just a painted finish, rather than embossed plastic sheet or brick paper covered. That should help make it easier and quicker to build:



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After all that beautiful work I would be inclined to clad it in brickwork or whatever and finish it off properly then at any time in the future it could be used elsewhere as a completed building.

Amazing work nonetheless and I wish I could cut out arches as accurately as that.

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Being a low relief model there won't be much depth to it. The photo below shows the start of adding the relevant floors ready for the side walls. The façade is flanked by an angled wall at each end before the side walls (adding some complexity to the build).




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