Yesterday, whilst I was at the workbench, a storm brewed up to the west of Junee, and was about to make its presence known. It hit my place around 1pm, but as I discovered later, my place got off lightly, with just broken tree branches, and upturned pots on the veranda.
|The Junee Roundhouse lost part of its roof in the Nov 28th, 2020 storm|
It is often said, that when one builds a model, to show off the interior, one should make the roof removable. But I don't think this is what they meant
|The roofing iron from Bay 7 is drapped over the exhaust vent of bay 8|
|A wide angle of the previous shot. Quite a number of Graincorp 48 class engines are stored in the open. The Graincorp 48214, previously 48148 shows evidence of the poor standard of the latest paint|
|Roofing iron from Bay 15, 16 or 17 were blown towards the east, and landed on the stored 48/830 engines. This and the below 2 pictures were taken off the Junee Community facebook pages, The iron had been removed by the time I took my pictures. |
|Probably the brightest "inside" view of the roundhouse I have seen.|
|48 class locos being refurbished/serviced in anticipation of the bumper harvest. The roofing iron over bays 5 and 7 had been peeled back. It is possible that this iron was originally installed in 1947 when the roundhouse was built.|
Anyway, back to the Wagga Wagga station build. As I mentioned on my last blog post, I am recovering from a nasty leg infection. As a result, I can only spend at most an hour at the workbench, before I need to have a break, and rest my still partially swollen leg. The upside, is that I am trying to get two or three sessions in per day, in the morning, after lunch, and around 7:30pm. Progress is now steady.
|Marking out the parts was a matter of using my field measurements, converting them with a calculator to 1/87, and drawing them directly on the styrene. I even broke out my high school tech drawing compass for the arches over the windows|
|One of the windows on the LHS veranda.|
|The LHS Veranda has 3 sets of windows. It is effectively a mirror image of the RHS veranda|
|After some more detailing, the pair of wings looked like this. RHS on top, LHS on bottom|
|A washed out image due to the sunlight, and the dark background, but 5 sections routhly positioned to show the main station size.|