Making Buildings from Scratch – part 2

Having established why structures are built in the way they are, MALCOLM BRIGGS puts theory into practice by scratchbuilding a weighbridge hut in 'OO' scale.

IN THE PREVIOUS article in Hornby Magazine, I explained some of the theory behind building real structures and in particular how to lay bricks for strength and design. 

Now we’re going to move forward and apply this knowledge to the building of a yard hut – in my case, for use as a weighbridge hut. I model in 4mm:1ft scale but the techniques are applicable to any size, which is just as well because I have recently made the move to 7mm:1ft for my next layout – Weymouth Harbour Tramway.


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