This kit is a 1/20 scale model of a modestly sized, brick built Foremans Office that could be put to a variety of uses on your garden railway. Various door signs are included including “MANAGER”, “OFFICE”, “STORES” and “MESS ROOM” just to give you a few ideas. The timber framed “english bond” brickwork closely matches the Southwold Railway’s stations and does not look out of place next to our Hulme End station kit.
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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. The main walls and chimney are laser engraved with an english-bond brick work pattern.
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 overlays are laser cut from vacuum formed HIPS sheet to represent corrugated iron. This also has the virtue of being completely rain proof! Window panes are also cut from the same material.
3D Printed Chimney Pot
An attractive round chimney pot is also included and has been 3D printed from HIPS again for greater weather resistance
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).