'Build Your Own' Buildings packs

These sets of parts have been produced from our own masters and moulds. The detailed cast resin components are easily assembled with super glue or general purpose adhesive. They build quickly into a basic structure, allowing the builder to add detail as they wish.
Rural Cottage Kit (BK09)

This building represents a small stone cottage as might be found in rural locations, such as a shepherd's cottage or maybe a crofter's dwelling or bothy. In costal areas they may be fisherman's cottages by the quayside. More enterprising builders may spot opportunities for modification or 'kit bashing', perhaps into a blacksmith's shop or farm buildings. A couple of saw cuts through the gable ends and you have a pair of low relief buildings suitable for the back of the layout.

The walls feature a weathered random stone pattern, the roof has full slate detail with chipped and slipped slates, typical of older structures. The windows are also carefully cast resin featuring sash detail, and a set of three doors is supplied giving options for plain doors, or a smarter front door with window.

The footprint of the full model is approx. 205mm x 120mm.

The pictures show the set of parts that you will receive, a test built model in white resin and a painted sample to illustrate how a finished model could look.

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Light Railway Station Kit - corrugated iron style (BK08)

This building has been created in the style of those widely used on light railways and narrow gauge lines. These relatively cheap corrugated iron structures made them attractive options for station accommodation on shoestring schemes and where particularly favoured on the Colonel Stephens lines. It could also be used as a waiting room as part of a larger station, or even a parcels office. The resin is easily worked with common modelling tools and more creative modellers may spot opportunities for modification or 'Kit bashing' to suit their own needs.

This kit of detailed cast resin components has been produced from my own masters and moulds. The parts assemble quickly using superglue or general purpose adhesive to create a structure with a footprint of approx. 195mm x 85mm, making it an ideal building for smaller layouts.

The photographs show the parts you will receive plus some images of a test built sample to show how a finished model could look. The kit also includes a pair of notice boards and a set of notes to assist the construction. (please note the track and platform shown in some photos is not included

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Light Railway Station Kit - Timber style (BK11)

This building has been created in the style of structures typically found on small rural stations and were characteristic of the shoestring light railways and narrow gauge lines. Cheap and quick to construct using local timber and a corrugated roof, they were much favoured by the Light railway promoters and Colonel Stephens. 

This kit of detailed cast resin components has been produced from my own masters and moulds. The parts assemble quickly using superglue or general purpose adhesive to create a structure with a footprint of approx. 228mm x 88mm, making it an ideal building for smaller layouts.

 

The resin is easily worked with common modelling tools and more ambitious modellers may spot opportunities for modification or 'Kit bashing' to suit their own needs.

The photographs show the parts you will receive plus some images of a test built sample to show how a finished model could look.

Kit includes materials for glazing, gutters and downpipes, plus construction notes to help with assembly.

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Stone Station Building Kit (BK10)

 

This building has been created in the style of structures typically found on small rural stations, where local architects and local materials combined to create neat and robust buildings for the communities the railway served. The building could be used on its own for a smaller branch line station, or combined with other buildings for a larger station. It could also be used as a waiting room, perhaps on the opposite platform to a more substantial building. The resin is easily worked with common modelling tools and more adventurous modellers may spot opportunities for modification or 'Kit bashing' to suit their own needs.

 

This kit of detailed cast resin components has been produced from my own masters and moulds. The parts assemble quickly using superglue or general purpose adhesive to create a structure with a footprint of approx. 198mm x 90mm, making it an ideal building for smaller layouts. The building can be used in conjunction with other kits to form a cluster of buildings so typical of rural stations where extra accommodation has been added piecemeal over the years. The last few photos illustrate this kit combined with a stone hut kit which is available to purchase on a separate listing (not part of this sale).

 

Kit includes materials for glazing, gutters and downpipes, plus construction notes to help with assembly.

 

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Ground Frame Cabin/Crossing Hut/Signal Box Building Kit (BK06)

 

This building has been created in the style of the timber cabins that were once a common lineside sight, used for housing ground frames in yards or as crossing keepers huts. Smaller stations might have a small signal box of this style on the end of the platform, or mounted on a short brick plinth.

 

An ideal model for branch line layouts, light railways and even some larger narrow gauge lines.

 

The resin is easily worked with common modelling tools and more adventurous modellers may spot opportunities for modification or 'Kit bashing' to suit their own needs.

 

This kit of detailed cast resin components has been produced from my own masters and moulds. The parts assemble quickly using superglue or general purpose adhesive to create a structure ready for final painting and detailing as desired. Glazing is included. Once assembled, the model has a footprint of approx. 98mm x 75mm, making it an ideal building for smaller layouts.

 

The photographs show the parts you will receive plus some images of a test built sample to show how a finished model could look.

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Corrugate Iron Shed/Provender Store Kit (BK07)

This building has been created in the style of those widely used on rural branch lines and light railways. These relatively cheap corrugated iron structures made them attractive options for use on shoestring schemes, particularly favoured on the Colonel Stephens lines as well as being typical of many narrow gauge operations. 

 

Buildings like these could be found used as good sheds at wayside stations or provender stores in goods yards. It could also be used as a platform barrow store or parcels office as part of a larger station. The resin is easily worked with common modelling tools and more adventurous modellers may spot opportunities for modification or 'Kit bashing' to suit their own needs.

 

This kit of detailed cast resin components has been produced from my own masters and moulds. The parts assemble quickly using superglue or general purpose adhesive to create a structure with a footprint of approx. 135mm x 80mm, making it an ideal building for smaller layouts.

 

The photographs show the parts you will receive plus some images of a test built sample to show how a finished model could look. The kit also includes a notice board and a set of notes to assist the construction. (please note the track and platform etc. shown in some photos is not included in this kit).

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Wooden-Style Station Waiting Room Kit (BK12)

This building has been created in the style of structures typically found on small rural stations and were characteristic of narrow gauge lines as well as the shoestring light railways of the Colonel Stephens era.

These buildings were designed to be smart yet economical to construct making use of local materials and skills. The construction depicted in this model is timber board and lathe walls, topped off with a decorative diamond slated roof and scalloped bargeboards. Also includes a clock, and a pair of notice boards for displaying timetables.

 

This kit of detailed cast resin components has been produced from my own masters and moulds. The parts assemble quickly using superglue or general purpose adhesive to create a structure with a footprint of approx. 130mm x 75mm, making it an ideal building for smaller layouts, perhaps featuring a remote wayside station

 

The resin is easily worked with common modelling tools and more ambitious modellers may spot opportunities for modification or 'Kit bashing' to suit their own needs.

 

The photographs show the parts you will receive plus some images of a test built sample both under construction and painted to show how a finished model could look.

 

Kit also includes materials for glazing and finials, plus construction notes to help with assembly.

 

Please note, the track, platforms, and scenery shown in some photos are not part of this listing. Platform faces and sleeper fence are available to purchase separately.

 

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Station Ticket Office Kit (BK13)

This building has been created in the style of structures typically found on small rural stations and were characteristic of narrow gauge lines as well as the shoestring light railways.

 

The kit is intended to represent a small ticket office / station office type structure, maybe with a porters room or parcels office, or even possibly toilets. The construction depicted in this model is timber board and lath walls, topped off with a decorative diamond slated roof and scalloped bargeboards. It also includes a pair of notice boards for displaying timetables.

 

This kit of detailed cast resin components has been produced from my own masters and moulds. The parts assemble quickly using superglue or general purpose adhesive to create a structure with a footprint of approx. 130mm x 75mm, making it an ideal building for smaller layouts.

 

The parts in this kit are fully interchangeable with the waiting room kit BK12 giving much scope for flexibility, allowing the builder to change the style of the building, as well as combining the kits to create a single larger structure. One of the photographs shows this model alongside the BK12 waiting room model.

 

The photographs show the parts you will receive plus some images of a test built sample both under construction and painted to show how a finished model could look.

 

Kit also includes materials for glazing and finials, plus construction notes to help with assembly.

 

Please note, the track, platforms, and scenery shown in some photos are not part of this listing. Platform faces and sleeper fence are available to purchase separately.

 

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Grounded Van Body Kit (BK14)

Old covered van bodies were once a common sight on railway land. With their wheels removed and grounded on a couple of old sleepers, these old vehicles saw useful service as instant store sheds in much the same way that retired shipping containers are used today. They could be used as mess huts, tool sheds and provender stores. It was not uncommon to see them used as make-shift goods sheds at small branch line stations, sometimes mounted on a small trestle platform to bring them up to a convenient height for loading direct from trains. The railway companies quickly realised there was profit to be made selling off wagon bodies to local farmers and businesses, so they could be seen in fields and farm yards, industrial premises and scrap yards - anywhere that needed covered accommodation quickly, for minimal cost and effort. An ideal addition to a collection of ramshackle huts in a layout goods yard for example.

 

This kit parts are cast resin. It features detailed components for the van body from my own masters, plus a preformed styrene roof and plasticard floor. Also included is an accessory pack to complete the scene. This comprises a set of three individual sleepers, a set of sleeper built steps, an old oil drum, wooden chest, a scrap lorry wheel and scrap metal pieces. (Scenic scatter, grass, ballast and plywood base are for illustration only and are not included in the pack)

 

The photographs show the parts that you will receive and the sample build at different stages. Other photos show the finished painted & weathered sample to illustrate how the finished model could look and be incorporated into a layout or scene.

 

The footprint of the van body is approx. 115mm x 56mm.

 

Some customers have also successfully used the body as a working wagon on their layouts, using the scenic components on other areas showing the versatility of this kit.

 

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Concrete Hut Kit (BK19)

This kit features embossed concrete effect sides and ends, one piece cast roof and separate chimney. Also included are a cast resin window frame, glazing and stiff card for the base and internal supports

 

Concrete buildings gained popularity from the 1930's with advancements in reinforced concrete technology. Sectional concrete buildings were developed by private concrete companies, employing a modular system of cast uprights with concrete infill panels allowing flexibility in shape and size to suit a particular requirement or site. The main railway companies of the time were quick to seize on the new material, creating their own now familiar in house designs. However, just as commonplace were the concrete buildings erected by private businesses adjacent to the lineside or on rented land in goods yards, for example engineering companies, oil depots or haulage yards. They were also extensively used in mining and quarrying operations and were a familiar feature of military depots. This kit has been designed to represent the typical features of a small sectional concrete hut, perhaps used as an office, mess room or gate house.

 

The model builds very quickly with superglue or similar adhesive in to a sturdy basic structure which could be used as it is on the layout, or detailed by the builder according to their own requirements. The more ambitious builder may spot opportunities for customisation or modification, or even perhaps combining kits to create a larger building

 

The photographs show examples of the parts that you will receive and a painted test build which illustrates how a finished model could look.

 

The finished building from a single kit has a footprint of approx. 130mm x 80mm 

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Stone Waiting Room Kit (BK20)

This building has been created in the style of structures typically found on small rural stations, where often local architects using local materials created neat and robust buildings for the communities the railway served. This building could be used on its own for a smaller branch line station, or used as a waiting room, perhaps on the opposite platform to a more substantial building such as the stone station kit BK10. The resin is easily worked with common modelling tools and more adventurous modellers may spot opportunities for modification or 'Kit bashing' to suit their own needs.

 

The walls feature textured stonework, a textured roof sheet (BC09) is included for the slate roof. The parts assemble quickly using superglue or general purpose adhesive to create a structure with a footprint of approx. 163mm x 90mm, making it an ideal building for smaller layouts.

 

Kit includes materials for glazing, gutters and downpipes, plus construction notes to help with assembly.

 

The photographs show the parts you will receive plus some images of a test built sample to show how a finished model could look. A dry brushing technique has been used to bring out the stone and slate textures.

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Stone Platform Shelter Parts (BK21)

This building has been created in the style of structures typically found on small wayside stations and halts, where simple passenger facilities were provided, constructed from local materials. The building could be used on its own for a small halt, or combined with other platform buildings for a larger station. The resin is easily worked with common modelling tools and more adventurous modellers may spot opportunities for modification or 'Kit bashing' to suit their own needs.

 

The walls feature a detailed stone texture. The wall castings double up to enable stone detail to be shown inside and out. The inner rear wall has two large notice boards as part of the casting. A cast slate effect roof sheet is provided. The parts assemble quickly using superglue or general purpose adhesive to create a structure with a footprint of approx. 163mm x 70mm, making it an ideal for stations on smaller layouts. 

 

Pack includes construction notes to help with assembly. Colour of resin parts may vary.

 

The photographs show the parts you will receive plus some images of a test built sample to show how a finished model could look. (Posters not included)

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LINESIDE HUT KITS

We have a selection of resin cast kits of parts for constructing lineside huts in O gauge / 7mm scale. The models build very quickly with superglue or similar adhesive into a sturdy basic structure ready to be painted and detailed by the builder according to their own requirements. The more experience builder may spot opportunities for 'kit bashing' or combining kits to make different and larger structures.   Variations are as follows:

Brick-Built Lineside Hut Kit (BK05)

This kit is cast resin from my own moulds and masters. It features embossed brick effect sides and ends, a 4 panel door, slate roof and chimney. Also included are a new style cast resin window frame, glazing and stiff card for a base.

 

These attractive and sturdy little huts could once be found employed in many different roles all over the railway network, whether as shunter's huts in goods yards, carriage examiners huts or cleaners stores in loco yards, porters room on a station, to name but a few. It could also be used in the yard of industrial premises, or just as a general outbuilding.

 

The model builds very quickly with superglue or similar adhesive in to a sturdy basic structure which could be used as it is on the layout, or detailed by the builder according to their own requirements. The more ambitious builder may spot opportunities for customisation or modification, or even perhaps combining kits to create a larger building.

 

The photographs show the parts that you will receive and a painted test build which illustrates how a finished model could look.

 

The finished building from a single kit has a footprint of approx. 88mm x 63mm.

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Corrugated Iron Lineside Hut Kit (BK03)

This kit is cast resin from my own moulds and masters. It features characteristic corrugated sides, ends and roof, a brick chimney stack, cast resin window frame and includes stiff card for a base.

 

The model builds very quickly with superglue or similar adhesive in to a sturdy basic structure which could be used as it is on the layout, or detailed by the builder according to their own requirements. The more experience builder may spot opportunities for modification or combining kits to make different and larger structures.

 

These versatile little huts could once be found employed in many different roles all over the railway network, for example as lamp huts, platelayers huts, parcels office or the coal merchants office in the goods yard. It could also be used in the yard of industrial premises, and would make a fine shed in a garden or lineside allotment.

 

The photographs show the parts that you will receive, a test build in white resin, and a painted sample which illustrates how the finished model could look.

 

 

The finished building from a single kit has a footprint of approx. 85mm x 55mm 

 

 
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Timber Platelayers' Hut Kit (BK01)
 
This kit features timber clad sides and ends with plank and nail detail, a planked door and corrugated roof. Also included are components for the window and stiff card for a base.
These little huts could once be found employed in many different roles all over the railway network, for example as platelayers' huts, lamp huts, parcels or the coal merchant's office in the goods yard. It could also be used in the yard of industrial premises, and would make a fine shed in a garden or lineside allotment.
The finished building from a single kit has a footprint of approx. 85mm x 55mm.
Permanent Way 'Ganger's' Hut Kit (BK02)
 

This features plank & lath sides and ends, a planked door, battened felt roof and chimney. Also included are components for the window and stiff card for a base.

These sturdy little huts were once a common sight on the lineside, and a welcome refuge for the track gang working in all weathers as they strived to achieve the 'prize length'. The stout brick fireplace could be relied upon for a warming fire and a simmering  kettle ready for the next brew!

Huts of similar design could also be used in the yard of industrial premises, or just as a general outbuilding.

The photographs show the parts that you will receive, a test build in white resin and a painted sample which illustrates how a finished model could look.

 

The finished building from a single kit has a footprint of approx. 90mm x 60mm.

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Stone Weighbridge/Yard Office Kit (BK04)

This kit features dressed stone sides and ends, a 4 panel door, slate roof and chimney. Also included are components for the window and stiff card for a base.

These attractive and sturdy little huts could once be found employed in many different roles all over the railway network, whether as weighbridge huts in goods yards, parcels offices or the coal merchant's office, to name but a few. It could also be used in the yard of industrial premises, or just as a general outbuilding.

The photographs show the parts that you will receive and a test build both in white resin and painted which illustrates how a finished and detailed model could look.

 

The finished building from a single kit has a footprint of approx. 90mm x 60mm.

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Water Tower Kit - Slate Base Wooden Tank, suitable for narrow gauge layout (BK15)

This kit features slate sides and a wooden clad tank. Also included are components for the discharge pipe and stiff card for a base.

The model builds very quickly with superglue or similar adhesive in to a sturdy basic structure which could be used as it is on the layout, or detailed by the builder according to their own requirements.

The photographs show the parts that you will receive, and a painted sample which illustrates how the finished model could look.

Overall dimensions: Height to top of tank 110mm, width 58mm each side.

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Water Tower Kit - Stone Base Riveted Tank, suitable for narrow gauge layout (BK16)

This kit features detailed stone sides and iron tank panels. Also included are a separate door casting, styrene I beams and components for the discharge pipe. Stiff card is included for a base.

 

The model builds very quickly with superglue or similar adhesive in to a sturdy basic structure which could be used as it is on the layout, or detailed by the builder according to their own requirements.

 

The photographs show the parts that you will receive, and a painted sample which illustrates how the finished model could look.

 

Overall dimensions (approx.): Height to top of tank 115mm, width 60mm each side.

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Stone Loco Shed/Workshop, suitable for narrow gauge layout (BK18)

This kit could also be used to represent a workshop, garage or industrial premises on O gauge layouts

 

This loco shed kit has been created from my own master patterns and moulds, all external parts are cast resin. Additional internal wall pieces, laser cut from MDF, are included for extra strength and also to give a more realistic thick wall appearance typical of traditionally constructed stone structures. The kit features finely moulded windows and doors, plus a highly realistic stone texture on the external walls. Supplied unpainted, the parts glue well with super glue or general purpose adhesives. Construction notes included.

 

The photographs show the parts you will receive, together with some images of a finished display model. Please note the track, rolling stock and scenery shown in some photos are not included in this listing.

 

The footprint of the finishes model is approx. 195mm long x 135mm wide.

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