New passenger facility for Walnut Grove Station
Stunning interior detail, I can see why you want to make sure it’s well lit!
Tea and a bacon roll, please.
Hi Simon, can’t decide whether to install a skylight or lights, possibly both ?
I’m assuming 50s or 60s… Skylights seem a bit posh for a station café that charges 4d for a cuppa, but could the light from a fluorescent lamp be approximated by a couple of blue-white LEDs? You might even be able to run them off a small solar panel… but even with batteries you wouldn’t have to change them often.
That’s wonderful Judy,
could the roof be made of that horrid corrugated transparent plastic which was around many years ago?
Oh yes, good call! Our conservatory roof was made of that, it leaked…
(In other news I built my new storage shelter roof from it last year, but the leaking is less critical since it only has walls on two sides…)
Thanks for the kind words, I do get a bit carried away with these models. I’m trying for a 1930’s – 40’s atmosphere..I tried some dolls house battery lights but they were not strong enough as the roof has quite an overhang so makes it even darker inside. A skylight worked quite well in the potting shed but clear corrugated might be even better. I’ve got some pieces from some biscuit packaging that might do the job. Whilst I’m thinking about it it’s on to the next project which is a bit of a refurbish of a 2nd hand railbus I bought on e-bay some years ago. Alan sorted out the electrics, etc. and fitted r/c and it’s a lovely runner so hopefully I’ll have it ready for the next real meeting!
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