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Thursday 26 April 2018

LSWR No. 1 Goods Shed - 4

The chimney breast in the prototype is a curious arrangement. Above the roof line it is square and beneath the roof line triangular! On close perusal of the drawings it became apparent that the chimney being flush with the outer walls is pretty much contained within the thick walls of the building and the breast within the building is forward and angled simply to afford space for the fireplace

The canopies are now built - at the third attempt. Part of the issue was the dimensions on the North Cornwall plan and those on the book plan are different, which was not obvious to begin with so I mixed dimensions from both before realising this. In the end I only used the book plan

The rail to canopy height on the model has been set for code 100 track that is about 5mm tall including sleeper (e.g. Peco brand). The building overall is a little taller than the plan to accommodate this. It will be fine for code 75 as well but if packing is used under the sleepers, e.g. preformed foam ballast, then check the fit and raise the building ground level if there is nterference with rolling stock.

To Part 5.

To Part 1.

Sunday 22 April 2018

LSWR No. 1 Goods Shed - 3

Getting on in leaps and bounds for two reasons. I was keen to see how my vision for the interior would manifest and trepidation about whether or not my idea for operational doors would in practice work.

The original flooring used in the prototype was wooden pine planks but what size? I read that there was no standard for Victorian floorboards, which ranged from 5 to 7 inches wide and up to 16 feet long. For the model I opted for knotty pine 6 inches wide and 16 feet long.

The loading bay on the right is correct to Galbraith's design as is the steps therein. But, the bay differs to the current arrangement at Corfe where this area has been considerably enlarged to suit its use as a museum.

At the other end of the shed is the office, the style and content of which once again is based on the Galbraith plan. It is substantially larger and more ornate than that currently in the Corfe building, which looks to be a contemporary rebuild. I have a notion that the original office was only partitions without a roof. The model office is fitted out with desk and two chairs. (one is hidden behind the wall). There is a chimney breast and fireplace yet to go into the corner.

And so to the doors, without going into detail on the paper, card and wire mehanics, they do operate but are quite fragile. They are best placed in the desired position and perhaps only moved for photographic sessions.

 Doors Closed
Doors Opened
To Part 4.

To Part 1.

Thursday 19 April 2018

LSWR No. 1 Goods Shed - 2

I noticed that the window frames of the prototype are set midway between the front and back of the stone wall blocks. The method used to represent this on the model was to sandwich the window frames between an outer and inner wall. This might be considered an overkill, but as all my constructions use the same board thickness of 0.75 mm then the double wall method benefits from greater building rigidity.

A copy of the stone paper overlay was used to create the white washed internal walls by adjusting colour brightness, contrast and saturation.

There are two canopies to design and make. On the original prototype these were supported by roof beams that spanned the entire building width extending beyond the side walls. The canopies, beams, rafters and roof will be built as one assembly that can be easily removed from the building to view the interior and populate it with goods and figures etc. But, the next job will be to design and build the internal platform.

To Part 3.

To Part 1.

Monday 16 April 2018

LSWR No. 1 Goods Shed - Part 1

My next card kit project is the LSWR No. 1 Goods Shed, designed for the North Cornwall Line by the LSWR consulting engineer W.R. Galbraith. The design was also used for the goods shed at Corfe Castle station, built in 1895. No surprise when you learn that Galbraith was appointed for overseeing the construction of the Swanage Branchline. It is the Corfe version of the shed that will be the basis for the model.

Apart from photographs there are two plans that I shall use. The first is from Robert Antell's book Southern Country Stations: 1  London & South Western Railway and the second is a plan of the North Cornwall shed that is available from the web. Whilst the latter text is illegible it has very good diagrams of the interior arrangements. This will hep me to include a detailed interior for the model.

To Part 2.
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