Hornby Dublo for a modern layout

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Hornby Dublo for a modern layout

Post by Caiptean » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:16 am

Going back nearly two decades when I was building Apothecary Street Junction came upon a yellow Hornby Dublo 5020 Goods Shed kit which could really look the part with its Crittlall windows.

So after repainting and basic distressing it appeared on my layout although I did not use the original crane. Further distressing below the copers would be required along with dirst and wear on the platform surface.

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The main doors move; the personal door is left open.

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Not yet sure whether to incorporate this into Ewhurst Green.

What do others think?
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Re: Hornby Dublo for a modern layout

Post by RogerB » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:33 am

Looks great Colin - a bit modern for me but a nice looking bit of scenery all the same. R-
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Post by Walkingthedog » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:41 am

I reckon that looks very good. Can’t be that modern Roger if it’s Dublo. Then again I suppose it depends what you mean by modern. :)
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Post by RogerB » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:59 am

Younger than us. R-
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Post by Walkingthedog » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:02 am

In that case it would need to be thatched.
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Post by Caiptean » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:02 am

I believe the model dates from 1959 and suspect this type of building design dates back to the 1930s-on (not that I'm trying to infer some forum members are older than that). ;)

The harp & slap platform construction certainly dates to pre-war Southern (etc) thence BR(S) (albeit slightly out of scale); these being made at the Southern's Exmouth concrete works (amongst other places).
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Post by bulleidboy » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:18 am

I think it looks very good - I'm sure you will find a space to incorporate it. I recall most of the Hornby Dublo buildings back in the 50's were cream with an orange roof. I had to go to London yesterday, so a trip to Waterloo - it's amazing how many of the "southern" concrete lineside huts are still in situ - usually overgrown and windows broken.
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Post by Walkingthedog » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:53 pm

Were concrete buildings like that mostly on the Southern Region?
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Re: Hornby Dublo for a modern layout

Post by Caiptean » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:19 pm

I would not say the building is particularly SR-based. However, the harp and slab platform most certainly was; many are still in use today (along with not-dissimilar concrete trestle construction). :)
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