This kit is a model of a Leek and Manifold outside WC provided by the light railway at some of their intermediate stations. Originally the railway company didn’t provide facilities at any of their intermediate stations but over time they responded to pressure and provided these loo’s in pairs sited behind the main waiting shelters.
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
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. Included in this kit is a choice of “Ladies” or “Gentlemen” signs for the door.
The roof overlay is laser cut from polypropylene sheet to represent the zinc sheeting of the prototype. This also has the virtue of being completely rain proof!
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).