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Having completed my platforms I looked at the area available around where the station building would sit. Some of this area will be a car park for the station plus several bus stops. There would also be the small industries operating from the arches in the viaduct.

There is still some space available and I decided I would add some retail units to the car park area. I already had a Metcalfe Industrial unit but thought that this was not the ideal building I wanted. So I took the idea of the Metcalfe structure and cut my own from 1mm grey board as two pieces:

I had also found a website where I downloaded various store-fronts which I glued to the front elevation of the building, cutting out and glazing the doorways:

The rest of the walls I clad with Aged Red Brick TX81-00 downloaded from the club site. Then to match the front elevation I clad the upper half of the building with Corrugated Industrial Building Panelling TX119-00 again downloaded from the club website, I also downloaded detail sheet AX114-00 and cut out some air-con units and doors for the retail units:


The roof again is cut from 1mm grey board and clad with the TX119 panelling (just placed on to check size)

Now need to look at adding guttering etc.

I then looked at adding some interior detail:


Before placing on the layout I will be adding some LED lighting inside the buildings.

More to follow..


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About The Author


Recently retired and building my first model railway in about 50 years. Live on the Lancashire coast with my partner Deb and our three French Bulldogs. Modelling OO gauge / recent/modern image / DCC NCE Powercab / Cobalt Alpha Power / Alpha Box / Alpha Central / Alpha Mimic / PSX-1 Circuit Breaker


  1. Iain

    Nice modelling work there Malcolm. Enjoying the progress of your layout build. Keep up the great work 🙂

    • MalcT

      Thanks Iain, I enjoy building these models and using the download sheets available from the club.

      • Iain

        Thank you, It’s great to see how club members use the download sheets 🙂

  2. PantoPete

    Nice buildings. It’s good to see more modern image stuff 🙂

    • Iain

      Malcolm is doing a great job on this build, enjoying seeing the project progress 🙂

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