This kit is a 1/20 scale model of the Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway’s main station at Hulme End. The Directors originally intended for the line to continue to Longnor hence this station being laid out as though it was a through station rather than a terminus. This extension was never built and Hulme End continued to be the railways main station throughout its life.
Birch Plywood Construction
The main structural parts of this kit are laser cut from 3mm birch plywood to give greater weather resistance than our usual poplar plywood.
Birch Plywood Detailing
Most of the detailing on this kit is provided by one piece “overlays” cut from 1.5mm birch plywood. This technique allows for an attractive building without the modeller having to glue dozens tiny pieces in place.
High Impact Polystyrene Roof
The roof overlay is laser cut from HIPS sheet to represent the zinc sheeting of the prototype. This also has the virtue of being completely rain proof! Window panes are also cut from the same material.
3D Printed Chimney Pot
The stations distinctive octagonal station pot is also included and has been 3D printed from HIPS
Note: If the modeller intends to leave this building out between running sessions then we highly recommend thoroughly varnishing or painting this structure together with the use of a waterproof PVA adhesive (neither of which is not included in this kit).
N.B This item incurs our “Bulky Postage” rate (see the delivery charges page)