El Centro March 2005.
Although not exactly a structure, the first thing I am going to tackle on this subject is the concrete hard-standing. My preferred method is to use 6mm MDF cut and sanded to shape.
The first concrete section is for the Team Track. Here it is cut to shape and loosely fitted.
Section number 2 – again cut and sanded to shape. Beware of MDF, as it may have a tendency to shrink and expand depending on the atmosphere it is kept in – we will see how it fares on Lawley Street.
The viewing side.
The MDF sections are glued with wood glue and screwed into place. The screws are counter sunk below the level of the MDF and filled with wood filler. Once dry, the filler was sanded smooth to the wood contour.
With the MDF sections now secured in place and given a 2 coats of primer (Halfords Auto Primer), a start has been made on the first actual building. This is a Great West Models sectional kit. The eagle eyed amongst you may have spotted that part of this building originally resided on Harrington.
The warehouse can accommodate one 50′ boxcar on the inside road and 2 50′ boxcars on the ‘roller door’ road.
The warehouse taking shape – the roof is removable. Weathering and details to be added.
The silo requires a re-paint and details adding. Still lots to be completed at this stage, but progress is being made.
Overall view of the Warehouse building.
The next structure is a simple ‘shoe box’ building utilising parts from a Walthers Ethanol series Corn Unloading & Storage Sheds. This forms part of the Chemical Distributor industry.
This area has now become a Steel Stock Holding industry.
A Bachmann Industrial Chimney and modified Peco office have been added so the scene. Still lots to do, including painting the building, weathering and adding roof details.
Close up of the Peco office kit.
Custom painted 45′ Waste Management container.
Main Chemical Industry building spray painted sand.
Main Warehouse roof painted – details to be painted and whole scene to be brought together by weathering.
The finished warehouse – the Great West building kits are very versatile and easy to construct.
The building was very lightly weathered using chalks and weathering powders.
Completed ‘shoe box’ style storage warehouse for the Steel stock holding industry.
The main rail connected warehouse for the Steel Stock Holders. Again, the main building from the Walthers Ethanol Corn Unloading and Storage series, slightly modified and sprayed a sand colour to match the rest of the facility.
The low relief structure is 2 of the end pieces from the Walthers Ethanol Corn Storage building.
Overall view of the rail connected warehouse.
Bustling with activity. I never got round to weathering the road/hard-standing area.
Other structures include the Train-crew office (Walthers) and storage shed (BLMA).