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 Posted: Tue Mar 26th, 2019 09:47 pm
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Hi Folks, another Superquick build, but this time with a difference – I messed up!
This build is of the original 60s Goods Depot Building, which was replaced with a very similar kit, probably sometime in the 70s. I assume the newer kit rectified some of the issues I had with this one regarding fit.


The Original Superquick Goods Depot Building Series A No. 7 kit.


The complete unpacked kit


Windows fixed into position. The usual method of using tape top and bottom and dropping the wall on the top to get position, and then using blobs of PVA to make a permanent hold.


And here is the cock-up. The inside sections were fixed into position, but the one with the red cross should have been rotated through 180º to bridge the space at the bottom.


The doors and canopy support were glued into position. A couple of heavy books were used to glue the sections flat. Extra pieces of card were added to support areas where the card was not being glued. The section on the right should have a brick wall running between the doors...


The structure taking shape. The sections were held in my fingers for 2-3 minutes whilst the PVA took hold.


It was at this point I realised I'd messed up, as I had no wall to add under the platform! I was also unimpressed by the level of detail inside which would be clearly visible through the large doors.


The lean-to building assembled and ready to fit and the roof is glazed, but won't be fitted until the end. A spare piece of thick card is holding things square on the main building.


The change of plan. I was not happy with the lack of interior detail, and I was missing a wall under the platform. By dumb luck I happened to have a second identical kit which I bought in error. I decided to use this to add interior brickwork, add the missing wall under the platform, but also to extend the platform a little in front of the lean-to. The interior walls were cut to size and packed out with layers of card. One wall unfortunately has sliding doors, but never mind...


The lower walls were not long enough to meet the end pieces when the walls were assembled (A fault in the kit design!) The second kit gave me spare lower wall sections which I cut over-size and folded around the corners after cutting a channel in the backing-card. A second channel was then cut and the piece folded and glued inside the building.


A view inside the Goods Depot showing the interior wall detail.


The completed kit. All card edges were brick detailed with a fine brush and watercolour paint. The platform edges were painted with white gouache paint inside (Before the roof was fitted) and out.


The engine is the Triang Top-Tank from 1964, and is shunting an old Triang flat-bed wagon.


Final view of the Goods Depot.

If I was to build another, I'd probably go for the new version of the kit, but also buy some brick sheet to finish the inside properly.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my Superquick build!

Gordon :-)

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Very nice Gordon - I have a new station building to create so I will look into Superquisk



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Hello,
Great build, it just goes to show with a bit of help the old kits can still make a good impression.
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Nice work improving the kit - and salvaging your mistake!



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The 60s goods depot building is looking good Gordon. Lot better than the one I have, so me thinks I shall be investing in one from Superquick  pretty soon.



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Nice job! :thumbs


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Thank you for the nice comments everyone.

I find it amazing that Superquick have outlasted so many other model railway businesses and products, yet their business strategy seems so reserved. Yes, they carry small adverts in magazines, yes they have a nice website, but that is all there is. I hope they continue for many years to come, I still wish they'd be a little more proactive, for their own good!

Back to the kit – I think I've said before on another Superquick build, I was surprised what a difference spending an evening with a fine brush and some watercolours makes to look of the model. I can't say that my painting is that accurate, but getting rid of the brown edges really helps a lot.

Gordon :-)

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