Wagga Wagga station - detailing starts
I have a confession to make. The Wagga station has suffered some neglect over the last 3 months, whilst I have concentrated on other things - some alas not related to trains.
This blog post shows some of the little details associated with the station
|Toilet block building showing the fence, and storage area. This picture was taken during the last refurbishment of the station - the brick walls under the render are also visible|
|The toilet block building cage was made using brass strip, wire, and a LOT of patience|
|Seats on the platform side|
|Luggage carts awaiting use|
The near disaster
I don't quite believe this happened. I was replacing the ceiling access panel in my workroom, after it had dislodged after an extremely strong wind entered my workroom, and blew the panel (just a piece of chalk board) into the ceiling space. In the process of putting it back, the panel dropped through the hole, and in an effort to arrest its fall to the floor, I invertantly directed it to impact the table the station was on.
"Whoops"....(the explicitive has been removed)
Assessment, repairs, and cleaning was not immediate. I walked away for an hour before returning to assess. I was pleasantly surprised how little damage actually occured. The only part that really suffered was the roof ridge of the LHS gable - seen in the above shot as white - partially the chalk, partially as the styrene ridge plastic has been removed, exposing the unpainted corrugated styrene.
Anyway, after this, I realise that I have to finish the station sooner, rather than later, and then build a protective cradle, so the station can be stored away from flying ceiling access panels etc.
|A casula hobbies brass/composite kit - grey primed. It will be good to get this finished - been at least 30 years....|
Well, that's it for now. Lessons I hope have been learnt.