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Thank you Kevin.  Very kind of you.


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Congrats on being pic of the week Terry!
Well deserved.

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I'll second that :thumbs


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A well deserved picture of the week Terry. Seeing the scale of the entire structure resting on your pc tower, made me realise just how much work and detail you've put into this small country station.

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Thank you all.  Very kind of you.


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John Ahearn would have been proud of you, Terry and rightly so. A magnificent job to say the least.

When I started out in modelling I built every building in his book and I can tell you now that my version of that station wasn't even half as good as yours and, if I still had it, I certainly wouldn't be posting pictures of it on here now I've seen yours !


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Thank you so much Allan.  That's very kind of you.  However, I'm really just an average modeller.  It just goes to prove that, with patience and practise, anyone can achieve good results.  Beginners please note!


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The final touches were added to the model this afternoon.


Chimney pots are from the Dart Castings range, painted with acrylic sienna brown (from a tube 'borrowed' from the wife's craft shed), and weathered with a lick of black acrylic paint.  Forget the fecky little pots sold by the main model paint manufacturers.  Get yourself down to your local crafting emporium (in my case Hobbycraft), and buy their own brand tubes of acrylic paint.  I recently bought a huge tube of black paint, on offer for £2.  Dart Castings chimneys come with a handy spigot on the base, useful for both holding whilst painting and for firmly fixing the chimney in place.  Drill a hole, plop in the glue, push the chimney in, job done!


The nameboard was printed in a dialogue box in Microsoft Word.  This is useful because you can also add colour.  It was cut to size and glued to card (our old friend the pizza base).  A felt tipped pen was run around the edges and the front was given a light spray of Testors Dullcote matt varnish to seal the ink.  Cosmic Shimmer acrylic glue was run along the bottom edge of the nameboard and it was placed in position over the main door.


Easy, Peezy, Chocolate Squeezy - we are all done and dusted!


 


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The model took far longer to complete than it should have done, only because I have the attention span of a goldfish!  I would like to thank everyone who took the time to comment during the build for their support and encouragement.


Where to next I wonder?  There are still lots of wonderful buildings to drool over in John Ahern's 'Miniature Building Construction'.  Hmmm..............?


Best wishes.


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Well, that looks very nice, Terry.  :thumbs

Do you have plans to weather it - or add Ivy?



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Now that you have finished it, it is for me to say

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Magnificent Terry and a credit to you and your railway.

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Now that, Terry, is modelling at its very best and how long it took you isn't important - it's the end result that counts and, boy, does it count !

Magnificent.


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Thank you all, very kind of you.


Max, the building is actually slightly weathered from the bottom up, but it doesn't show in the photos.


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I've had all three of John H. Aherne's books since I was a lad and they are still my bibles. Anything I do is just a slight modification to allow for different materials. I also got a copy of Min. Building Construction at a Sunday market for 50p! So, one to read and one to keep extra safe. His Miniature Locomotive Construction is all you need to make your own locos too and I have done just that over the years.
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Thank you Martin.  I also have had all of JA's three books since about 1971.  They are three classics.  For those readers wondering to which books we refer, these are:


Miniature Building Construction


Miniature Landscape Modelling


Miniature Locomotive Construction


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