O scale Gas Station diorama

A couple of years ago John Hughes gave me 3 plaster walls to play with. I had never built a plaster structure or a diorama and at the same time the Internet-based Railroad Line Forums were doing a gas station challenge. There was no way I would finish in time so I decided to build the gas station for the 2008 NMRA British Region Convention which was a year away. Little did I know how large the project would end up!

The rest of the story is in the June 2009 Continental Modeller here. Here are a few photos along the way:

Starting the Gas Station frontage:

Gas station scratch built front

The Gas Station:

Gas station

Interior details:

Gas station interior details

The General Store from outside before the windows were added:

General store exterior

The General Store roof from the inside:

General store roof

Staining the strip wood for the Garage Repair barn, the darker bits will be towards the bottom.

Staining strip wood

Testing building placement:

Building placement

Starting the scenery:

Starting the scenery

First layer of scenery from above:

Scenery from above

The Garage Repair barn installed:

Garage barn

The diorama partly installed:

Diorama buildings installed

The Garage Repair barn with exterior details started to be added:

Garage barn exterior

The Garage Repair barn with roof half built:

Garage barn roof

The General Store:

General store interior

Overhead view of the Gas Station:

Aerial view of gas station interior

Overhead view of the General Store:

Aerial view of general store interior

Interior view of the garage repair barn:

Garage barn interior

Interior view of the garage repair barn:

Garage barn interior

Interior view of the garage repair barn:

Garage barn work bench

The garage repair barn from above:

Aerial view of garage barn

The work bench:

The workbench

Tovey’s General Store front:

Tovey's general store

Man sawing

Gas Station

Work Bench

Interior of the garage repair shed:


Man scratching his head:

Man Scratching Head

The final article in June 09 Continental Modeller can be found here.