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The inspiration for this which is placed near the station entrance came from an article in Model Railway Journal No.257 published in 2017 written by Stephen Williams and called "The Victory Snack Bar". Williams is a superb modeller in card and he had taken his inspiration from an old photograph of a corrugated iron hut that had been turned into a snack bar and called the Victory Snack Bar.

I was reading it again one night a couple of months ago and next minute I had the plain card out and was measuring out a basic structure of two end walls with a gable and the front and rear walls with the doors and window apertures cut out. I then applied a veneer of Wills thin transparent corrugated sheet. This is great stuff for making corrugated iron but it needs to have one side sprayed with a dark colour (I use brown) so that you can actually see where you are cutting. I used it for the roof as well. The windows are card cut to shape the frames etc. with some clear styrene for the glass. The door was a spare from a Metcalfe building (never throw out anything that's useful).

Using Evergreen I did the guttering, down pipes, door frames, window sills, finials and ridge capping. The signage was done using Word and a suitable font with some advertising signs stuck on the walls. The half curtains is one ply of a two ply piece of tissue paper. The bit of waste ground next to it was grassed with flock and I stuck a small tree in it. From the roof ridge to the ground it's about 60 mm tall. The result isn't as good as Williams' effort but it came out OK enough to put a bit of life along the station frontage.
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Nothing wrong with that Malcolm, looks great. Well done. R-
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I like it. I’ll have a coffee and a bacon roll please.
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Like it a lot things like that bring the layout to life. :D .................John
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That is a wonderful piece of work Malcolm.
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Very nice modelling Malcolm.
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P.S. Thanks for the tip - I've been looking for some thin corrugated sheet for yonks.
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What a nice application, yes certainly brings the platform alive :) .
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Looks very good.

Bandit: Wills or Ratio - can't remember which one, make corrugated sheets.
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