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WALLS

I couldn't resist starting this thread with this photo!

This is the public toilet block at the preserved Bolton Street Station on the ELR in Bury. It shows a wealth of detail including an interesting bond (hopefully someone can identify it because I haven't got a clue!), brick headers above the doors and some particularly fine detail work around the eaves! A far cry from the build-it-quick, build-it-cheap attitude of today! The only sour note comes from that (probably non-original) flat roof.
Also worth noting is the cabling along the platform face. Something which is rarely seen in model form!



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The brick looks like a flemish bond pattern



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The "cabling" is water pipes i think.the higher one is lagged and the lower one has hozelock couplings and a tap.



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WALLS AND PAVING

 

All photos taken around Morecambe.  Brick construction is comparatively rare in this neck of the woods. Even where used it is often faced in concrete 'stone' to match surrounding buildings. Finding examples often means skulking down alleyways and draws more strange looks and comments than usual, even on a summer Sunday, when a seaside resort is anything but quiet. I'm seriously thinking of getting hold of some business cards with a smiley face and the words - It's not as strange as it looks. I'm collecting colour references - to avoid having to repeat myself so often.

 

This is the rear wall of a bank. This is a common feature in a grander style of building with the other, 'public' walls being ashlar-coursed stone. Note the darker staining at ground level:



 

Light weathering on a warehouse wall:



 

An older building freshly re-pointed. Note the mis-matched area at the top of the photo where a loading bay has been filled in:



 

Infilled window. Of interest is the lighter appearance of the arch which repeats on all windows at ground level all around the building, a former primary school:





Modern construction. Note the white mortar and textured surface:


 

More modern construction and even deeper texturing. It almost looks as if it is designed to trap dirt:



 

By contrast this recent constriction has a much smoother appearance than the previous two. This is another bank which is built entirely of this brown brick in retro-gothic style:




Two examples of yellow, unglazed brick from adjacent buildings. Note the smoother and slightly darker tone of the brickwork in the second picture:






 

Finally an example of brick paving, laid herringbone pattern and dating from the 1970's:





 

 



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From a building adjacent to the disused bays at Crewe station.



Brickwork in the retaining wall opposite platform 1 at Crewe.



Brickwork at Chester station.


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