Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Warehouse Wednesday: Lean to workshop

Lean to building

Visiting the Black Country Museum a few weeks ago, in the rain, I couldn't resist the properly mucky areas of industry. Yes the shops are pretty, but this is an industrial area and so that's the proper history. 

This little lean-to workshop is (assuming the museum have got it right) the sort of useful modelling prototype I like. A single story, it's what you make when you've got some bits of a kit left over and don't want to throw them away. 

Great for giving a model the "higgledy-piggledy" look that these sort of places developed as buildings were thrown up to do a job, not to look pretty. 

Added detail - the ground was compacted dirty stone rather than tarmac. Not very flat, a skim of plaster mixed with black powder paint would do the job. Then add puddles.

2 comments:

Paul B. said...

Is that the conical end of an egg ended steam boiler on the right?
Looks like another place that I must visit anyway.

Duncan Young said...

I made a foray to Snow Hill on Weds- foreign territory(!) and as the train journeyed West out of the station, I noticed a beauty with chimneys on the corner and a dutch style roof- its name was faded and escapes me but one for Mr Parker to track down???