Wagga Wagga station - Awning construction continues
I started making the station over 18 months ago. Slow-n-steady progress should have finished it earlier, but like most modellers, I get sidetracked.
|Wagga Wagga station platform as photographed prior to the latest Heritage paint scheme
The platform side of my model has been rather neglected after I finished the painting early last year These pictures show some recent progress
|Platform side. None of the doors and windows inserts are in. Note the bottom of the doorways - this is the height I need to have for the top of the platform
|The upper layer of styrene added. Not shown was that I weighted the styrene down whilst the slow acting styrene cement cured.
|Better lighting thanks to sunlight. The doors and windows can now been seen. I also added the extra platform width for the small toilet blocks at each end.
Western end awning
|After assembling the etch, it was positioned on the raised floor of the veranda
|Adding the posts.
|The decoration on top of the brass. This is similar to the roadside awning on the eastern side
|I used a couple of spacers to position the awning roof support on the station walls. I also used blu-tac to hold the support, whilst I drilled through the wall for the later screw from the inside.
|Adding the awning roof.
|One can go overboard with the detailing. But one thing that the awning decoration will need is the large wooden "corbels" above each post.
|It may be near invisible, but I have added some of the extra decoration. Keen viewers will note that the support posts on the walls are missing on the new awning.
|The station from the roadside has now looks complete, apart from some minor extra detailing, and painting. Downpipes too...
|What the real station looked like from that angle