Model Railroading, boats and oil painting,
- 6 Jul 2013
Two weeks holiday and found myself at GRS buying a used Pola depot,I have been looking for a replacement for the Green River item that is on the railroad now as the depot at Apache Falls and this fitted the bill.The building was in good condition although very dirty as would be expected after a few years outside,nothing that a 4 hour clean didn`t fix.I managed to get the roof off without any damage apart from a few of the A frame roof supports falling off(dryed out glue)so easily replaced in position,the glazing also came out without any problems to my amazement so new glazing can go in later but some of the windows are stuck and don`t open as also the pedestrian doors but I`m not going to force for obvious reasons,the freight door steps and staging both inside and out still need looking at but are in good condition,a new depot sign has been made and fixed on and needs finishing, the colours for the C&RG railroad structures are sand and brown so a base coat of sand spray and then the brown trim added after by brush,first coat on but second coat needed.The building was in the colours of red weatherboard and white trim so I assume its original status was the Idaho Springs depot after some research.There was a handcart that came with it with some luggage/freight on that will shape up well and the weigh scales from the wall need a repaint and re fix,as for an interior that`s being thought about too,just a few pics of progress so far but the ones I took of the original state have been lost.As a footnote the SW likes the progress and has given me the money for it as part of my Xmas prezzy!!!!,It looked in a sad state when I got it home but bringing it back to par.
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