by Wolf Schulze
Here it is most important that we make
a plan of what we want to construct.
My favorite method is to find a suitable
building in existence. As we are mostly dealing with Narrow Gauge, we could
travel round the county and visit such railways as the Romney, Hythe and
Dymchurch Railway, The Sittingbourne Railway, The Tenterden or some of the
village stations of the main line.
The station shown here is on the Garden
of England Railway and is a replica of Barming station near Maidstone. The
best way to start is to take a photograph of the actual station and then
measure the length of a window sill or a window or door.
It is important to view the object from
straight in front. A half-side view is absolutely useless. If you are upgrading
from OO gauge you could scale up anything you have already.
My Weissenburg Station has been scaled
up like this. You don,t have to be constrained by size. The stations on the
Harz Querbahn are just as big as some mainline stations. On the other hand
Victoria or St.Pancrass would look out of place.