Cornhill and Atherton RR

Welcome to an ’Imagineered’ model world. The Cornhill & Atherton (HO scale) railroad only exists in my imagination, but has been designed and built with an ethos reflecting life in 1930s small town America.

The objective has been to achieve a world which could have existed and where model trains move freight and people purposefully through visually attractive landscapes. Everyone has a name and a story. Everything has a reason for being where it is.

Thanks to the power of the internet it has also been built as a collaborative development where advice and opinions from people all over the world, have helped a non-American create something fundamentally American.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Glanton Station


I decided that Campbell Scale Models "Skull Valley" station was ideal for use at Glanton without any modifications. It is a beautifully proportioned and a well detailed model.

What's in the box?
What's in the box?
As usual this is an eBay purchase from some time ago and I was lucky that it was complete, unstarted and everything in it's sealed bags. Campbell instructions are comprehensive and clear. Ity's always worth a full read (and re-read) before starting a build.

We are underway
We are underway
Everything has been sorted and painting of primary components completed. I use an airbrush for siding and hand paint strip wood and plastic parts. I have also completed the platform base.

Ready for first stage assembly
Ready for first stage assembly
All of the buiding walls have been sub assembled and the roof panels cut out ready for shingles.

We have a station
We have a station
Everything has glued together easily and the station's final shape is clear. Don't forget to glaze your windows before applying the roof !!

Roof supports
Roof supports
The roof supports on the main building are attractive, but will be mostly obscured when the roof is added. However for track level photos they are nicely visible and therefore well worth the effort.

Roofing added
Roofing added
The roof panels have been added and on the right side you can see the printed guide lines for applying Campbells "shingles on a roll". The left hand roof has been shingled - a slow and laborious task, but well worth the effort.

Roof details and painting
Roof details and painting
Everything is sprayed with gray primer and then a slightly darker gray used to highlight
the ridge tiles and gullies which are made from paper.

Chimney stack
After weathering the roof with a varity of powders, the stack casting has been painted brick red and then a white wash applied to highlight the mortar lines. Flashing is made for thin lead sheet obtained form a make up tube.

Restroom
Restroom
The restroom is a mini-project in itself and uses the same techniques as the main building.

All done
All done
Final details such as station signs, sacks and barrels finish everything off.

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