I have been making steady progress with Kings Vale recently, adding a few fiddly details to the station which really lift the appearance.
With a few days off over Easter and Anzac Day, the main project has been the construction of a C1 toilet, which was situated at the Cowra end of the platform.
Since there are few signals protecting Kings Vale yard, I don't think a lamp room separate to the station building would have been justified. The building doesn't look big enough to be a C2.
So using the Data Sheet for "C" type toilets and lamp rooms, I started crafting this small structure. Well, it's quite small, but not particularly simple - it took about a week from start to finish (of about an hour or two of effort per day). I have really enjoyed doing this bit of styrene scratchbuilding. I love working with Evergreen strip and the results are very pleasing so far.
Here is the back wall. Most of the louvres are blind, but I wanted the ones adjacent to the doorway to be "real" so that the louvres look right from both sides. Same applies to the framing. Elsewhere, I have not built a frame but just backed the Campbell's corrugated aluminium with styrene sheet.
After airbrushing of the sides and ends and picking out details in mid- and dark stone.
The next exciting instalment will be along soon!