Canonsburg Passenger Station - Left Wall Construction
09/30/2012
The left-hand side of the building consists of a wall section (continued from the bay window area), an open "breezeway", and a column on the far left. The wall section was constructed in a similar manner to the right-hand wall, so there was no need to photograph each step. The four windows have a window sill, but other than that they are similar (although of a different shape and size) to the windows on the right-hand side. The breezeway area has three different sections of wood under the roof. They are offset, depth-wise, into the structure, but since this flat wall is the back of my model, I decided to model each of the three sets of boards on one vertical plane (I did make them separate pieces of styrene so that, when painted and weathered, they indeed appear as three different pieces). I roughed up the styrene a bit with rough sandpaper to simulate wood grain, which will (hopefully) be visible later on when that is painted and weathered. The column is just a simple scale 32-inch section of wall.
Canonsburg Passenger Station
I cut the left-hand section away from the styrene backing and then glued it to the bay window area. This is now the basic building.
Canonsburg Passenger Station
There are distinctive rows of protruding bricks, two in the bay window area, and one on the left- and right-hand sides, which I modeled by cutting a sliver of one row of bricks. Gluing took a bit of careful placement.
Canonsburg Passenger Station
This is an angled view of the entire building (walls only, of course), as seen from the adjacent road.
Canonsburg Passenger Station