Handy station building resource

Station colours websiteA goldmine for station modellers.

I’ve been on the Internet since it’s earliest days, even before browsers and websites came along, and I spend way too much time on it. As a result. I like to think I know the majority of model train related sites and resources.

But every so often I come across something new.

And this is one of those occasions.

My 009 layout is based on Pentewan in Cornwall and a narrow gauge line that ran from there to St Austell.

Although there was no station at Pentewan I wanted to add one for interest —) the fact that there was a occasional service to take children to the sea-side for a day out is my tenuous justification  🙂

Without an actual station to use for colouring I went in search for other nearby station and buildings.

And this is when my Internet searches turned up StationColours.com.

It’s the work of Peter Smith and with guides for LMS, Southern, LNER, GWR, and many others, including several original official painting guides it’s veritable gold mine for anyone making model stations and wanting their stations to look as close to the prototype as possible.

In the case of GWR, the guides even includes the colours used for signs, barrows and interior walls.

With this information I can now paint my station and detailing with the Railmatch and Precision paints given and so be as close to lifelike had Sir Christopher Hawkins —) who built the harbour and town —) and John Barraclough Fell —) who built the line —) had teamed up and built a station.

Take a look at the site, it’s a wonderful resource for railway modellers.

Footnote: Peter also operates a model building making site, Kirtley Model Buildings, which is well worth a visit, especially for the free building papers.


Founder of ModelRailwayEngineer, Andy Leaning

Andy is a lifelong modeler, writer, and founder of modelrailwayengineer.com. He has been building model railways, dioramas, and miniatures for over 20 years. His passion for model making and railways began when he was a child, building his first layout at the age of seven.
Andy’s particular passion is making scenery and structures in 4mm scale, which he sells commercially. He is particularly interested in modelling the railways of South West England during the late Victorian/early Edwardian era, although he also enjoys making sci-fi and fantasy figures and dioramas. His website has won several awards, and he is a member of MERG (Model Railway Electronics Group) and the 009 Society.
When not making models, Andy lives in Surrey with his wife and teenage son. Other interests include history, science fiction, photography, and programming. Read more about Andy.

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