I can sense some of you weren't convinced by my suggestion that the Hornby R180 3-arch viaduct can look OK, so I'll show you.
The model above was built as a project for the Hornby Collectors Club magazine last year and I'm still pretty pleased with it.
The purple bricks (Hmmm, good name for an estate agent?) have been a painted with Humbrol 121 then coloured with pencil crayons. A dose of weathering filth powder completes the job. It's wise to stick the parapet to the arches, they are only clipped together as supplied and I should have filled the gaps under the edge which show in this low-angle view.
Used as raw materials, these models can look the part yet are largely ignored by modellers in favour of "proper" products.