Monday, 21 May 2018

BUNKER BUSTER

Easy coal storage for colliery layout.


Further to my last post, my 4mm scale scratch-built coal bunker is now complete and installed in the yard of Maudetown Colliery. Crafted from various sections of Maquett plastic strip, sheet and section, it proved a very quick and satisfying project. Although, when I say quick, I mean that it took very little modelling time, spread over a week or two - probably about 3hours in total, including painting and weathering, fitted in-between a host of other jobs. 

The Maquett 'H'. 'T' and 'C'-shape sections are particularly useful and, once painted, closely resemble slotted, pre-cast concrete posts. Real coal chippings add the final touch.

Check out a demonstration of how this model was created in the next issue of Model Rail magazine (MR249), on sale June 7th.

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