Railway arches

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rogercontroller
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Railway arches

Postby rogercontroller » Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:20 pm

As someone new to modelling and these forums, I was hoping to pick your collective brains.
I am building a viaduct at the back ofthe layout and as typical in an urban environment the arches will be let out to businessed. I am not sure how best to model the archway doors. The era of the railway is around 50s but is not specific to a particular place or year. I am looking for any adice or experience on gettig the feel of the doors right. I am open to any techniques:kits or build from scratch. I don't mind if teh doors open or not, but it would lend something to the model if a few of them were open to reveal the work inside.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Railway arches

Postby sishades » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:40 am

Have a look at Scalescenes website. I think you will find what you are looking for there.
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Re: Railway arches

Postby 0121modeller » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:45 pm

What gauge do do model ?
Wills kits produce them in 00 scale with the option to have a bricked up face or the representation of large wooden doorways/gates on rearside of the casting , these can be converted to having roller shutters with a little modification.

Also, search google images for more ideas, but the Wills arches & whatever similar is available from ScaleScenes gives you a starter.

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