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