Friday, February 22, 2013

Jouef Goods Shed

Jouef Goods Shed

Here's a little puzzler for you on a Friday. I've been asked to Anglicise this Jouef goods shed.

As you can see, it's a wooden structure that looks a bit Swiss chalet to me. Most UK facilities would be made of brick, stone or corrugated iron but I found a photo from Ramsey, Isle of Man, that is similar. Wooden construction was quite common in the Highlands too.

This is going to be a bit of a challenge, which is why I'm open to suggestions. I'm thinking that the awnings would be better with ironwork holding them up rather than the wooden ends. On the road side, the awning should be shorter than the rail side.

One advantage is that we're looking for an industrial setting rather than mainline railway so a bit of modellers license is perfectly acceptable. That means I could add some corrugaed ironwork too, which would make it look a lot less European.

Suggestions in the comment please.


James Finister said...

I think the awnings, in their current form as a continuation of the roof, have to go altogether or at least be very much curtailed as at Milingavie

Skylights and an office added on to one end might make a big difference.

Andy in Germany said...

What about removing the 45 degree bit of the awnings so they come out straight?

You could also have a wood, stone, or corrugated steel wall coming to ground level on the rail side so the track is enclosed at the point of unloading.

I like the office suggestion. Perhaps a sloping platform end as well.

Iain Robinson said...

Yes, I agree with James, the awnings have to go, to be replaced with something at a less steep angle. A bit of valancing round the awning would help, and the office is an excellent suggestion. I think it would help to do something with those windows, which have the wrong proportions...perhaps blank off some with corrugated iron? Good luck with this one, Phil!