Nicks workshop mutterings

Various railway orientated modelling projects in my new workshop/railway room.

Tinworthy-more lockdown progress

Having finished the main station building my thoughts have now turned to the main goods shed. As with the station a reduction in space has of necessity meant a proportional reduction in the size of the goods shed while at the same time trying to preserve the feeling of the original. Tavistock had quite a sizeable goods shed with two tracks running through it. It was of a timber construction with a brick built office at one end and a wooden lean to office at the other end.

I used a plan of Chipping Campden shed from Ian Allan’s book on Great Western Branch Stations to get general dimensions and pictures of the original Tavistock structure to get a suitable representation. The model is constructed from card. Unfortunately the card I used for the main roof is a bit thin which resulted in some bowing which I managed to reduce to a degree by using internal bracing. Hopefully it doesn’t show too much.

The shed has now been installed and the water tower and Down starting signal as well. The water tower is a cut down version of a typical GWR conical tower. This was originally a 3mm Society kit and is recycled from an old layout of many years ago!

The final part of this end of the station will be a covered footbridge which sits between the station and the goods shed and connects the two platforms. This is the next project…..

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