Scampington Goods Shed - made from scrap

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  1. clive_t

    clive_t Full Member

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    Hi all, I've not gotten round to renovating this part of the S&CGR yet, but I thought I would share my experience of making a goods shed for next-to-nothing.

    I made this back in 2009. I started with a framework made from some old garden mesh, bent to shape and held together with brass wire:

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    The walls were clad with lolly sticks:

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    The curved roof was made from strips cut from tin cans - specifically, the corrugated middle bit. I wanted a corrugated iron roof, you see!

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    Supporting legs at the front were made from rocket sticks - freely available to diligent collectors in the aftermath of 'firework night/week/month':

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    A bit of wood preservative was sloshed over the walls to preserve against the ravages of our lovely weather:

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    Weathering of the roof was courtesy of Mother Nature [​IMG]:

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    Total cost: about nothing.

    It's still there now, although looking a bit dilapidated and, well, disused I supposed. If I get a chance at the weekend I'll get out and take a 'now' shot to share here.
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Fantastic. The natural weathering is a nice touch as well. No fancy paints or powders needed here :avatar:

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  3. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    That's a real Garden railway Shed, Clive it looked great in that position in the yard.

    Interested to see how the steal has weathered after all this time the natural weathering can't go wrong:thumbs:
     
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    As promised, here's how it looks today. A bit weather-beaten, but still recognisable as a goods shed:

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    From the other side:

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    In truth, the platform on which it stands (which was made with off-cuts of trellis wood from various bridge projects) has fared far worse. When I get round to it, that will be replaced with something more resilient.
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    This is a great thread Clive keep it up and thanks

    Ian vt:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Yep,

    Ooooooozzzzes character. The more weathered it appears, the better it is. A first class model.:thumbs:

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    Just show what a bit of lateral thinking "can" produce.

    The weathering doesn't say much for the galvanising on the original tin tho' :avatar:

    The wood is looking just right now

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    It still looks great Clive
    The old wagon looks like it's spent the same amount of time in the outdoors as the shed and it's weathering looks good to.
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    Thanks all.

    @Paul, you're right I hadn't looked at the photo that closely, but yes the wood has a definite green tinge to it.

    @Chris, yes that van has been there pretty much the whole time the shed has. It's one of the first wagons I weathered myself, but it does look as though Mother Nature is way more skilled at it than I am :)
     
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    Gary Staff Member Administrator Golden Goat 2018

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    That is a great model Clive. :thumbs::thumbs:
    You certainly have eaten your fair share of tinned beans and iced lollies ! :avatar: Looking forward to the 'refreshment' of this tasty goods shed ! ;)

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    Well worth a bump ! Great work Clive
     
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    Thanks Mr Kimbo, most kind. I went outside briefly yesterday to grab a quick update of how it looks nearly 18 months after the last pic:

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    No denying the green tinge now! :)
     
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    Just keeps getting better and better Clive. Not sure I have The patience to wait 18months for that brilliant weathered effect. This is one occasion where the Great British weather has worked wonders .
    Kim
     

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