The building of Diorama “The loc shed” (scale 1/35)

In our new cabinet, we have about 3 large glass shelves, each 90 cm x 90 cm (35,43 inch x 35,43 inch), on each shelve we are going to put a diorama. The central theme of each diorama, will be “trains” … This tutorial is about the second of the 3 diorama’s, named “The loc shed”. This diorama will be mainly build with “standard materials”.
(foamboard, matches, wooden pieces, cork, and … glue 🙂 The idea is to have a fully-detailed locshed, with one wall “missing”, to have a look inside the locshed”. I will have several “workers”, lots of tools, and a locomotive (BR86) inside this locshed. Surely there will also some LEDs in this locshed, for lighting purpose 🙂

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I use the building instructions of this faller H0-kit for measuring purpose.

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One piece of wall allmost done. (measuring 17,5 cm (6.89 inch) width and 20 cm (7.87 inch) in height.

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Detail of the windows, made from wooden pieces and matches, measuring 10 cm (3.94 inch) in height and 4 cm (1.57 inch) width.

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Plastered …


Plans changed ! (Monday – november, 16th – 2009)

I was not completely happy with the result of the previous walls. It’s hard to cut all cork stones at the same dimensions ! For a more traditional/older building, this is not an issue, but for this Loc-shed, I needed something more “uniform & straight”. So, I bought some foamboard, and started cutting stones in it. The result is more straight, and the stones can even be a bit smaller ! I also started to fiddle around with some “interior-parts” and workshop tools …

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I already completed the 2 door-parts, 2 side parts and one back-part, on the picture you only see 2 door-parts and 1 side part.

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Some “plastic” tools glued together and painted.

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This is a PE toolbox from Aber, it consists of more then 40 parts, and measures less then 2 centimeters ! (less then an inch !)

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PE tools do look much better ! the wrenches, scissor, saw, clamps etc … all consists of at least 2 PE parts which needed to be glued together !

To be continued …

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About Kris

I'm born on april 3th, 1974 in Leuven (Belgium). My love of my life is my lovely Christel Pauwels, with who I'm sharing love, my life, a nice house and lots of mutual hobbies and interests. (electronics / (model)trains / travelling / enjoying life / mechanics etc ...)
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