Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Derelict Cornish mine pump house

TinMineStanton Abbey produce a range of pottery buildings of interest to those with garden railways. We spotted this fantastic derelict tin mine back in March at the 16mm Society AGM. The model was ordered and delivery awaited.

Due to problems with the kiln used to fire the pottery parts, there was a bit of a delay but a few days ago, there was a phone call from Robert Silkstone to say he would be in the area delivering other models and would someone be in to accept this one ?

Weighing in at over a stone and with a chimney 18 inches tall, it's not a small model. Placed in the prepared spot by the railway, it looks fantastic. Loads of character.

Being a stone building, I feel it could easily pass for a large O gauge or G1 model as well as G scale.

Cost, including delivery, and a demonstration of how to make the chimney smoke using some kitchen towel, a very reasonable £65.

Check out the Stanton Abbey Website.

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