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Mark Holland

MARK HOLLAND shows us how to repurpose this Peco kit.

As with many scenery choices on model railways, sometimes you need to get a bit imaginative when using available items to get exactly what you want. We were looking for a small building to be used as the reception/site office for a campsite entrance on our OO Scale shop layout and the Model Scene pavilion offered an attractive option, all be it after a little bit of modification.

Peco Pavilion

The PECO Model Scene Cricket Pavilion kit is what is called 'mixed media', meaning more than one type of material used in its parts. In the case of this kit, plastic and laser cut wood.

Peco Pavilion

I've included this picture of the instructions to show the construction of the pavilion as I didn't take any photos in the early stages due to lack of available hands! The laser cut wood fits together nicely and with the use of a good quality PVA glue such as Deluxe Materials Speed Bond and some elastic bands, it went together in no time.

Peco Pavilion

Once the glue was fully dried, I moved on to painting the basic colours. I settled on a GWR cream for the outside and a light grey for the interior. There is no need to paint this kit unless you want to, as the laser cut wood naturally gives a very nice effect, although I felt it still looked too much like a cricket pavilion when left unpainted.

Peco Pavilion

As the use of the building was changing, a little bit of modification was required on the interior. Using some of the excess wood from the laser cut sprues (never throw anything away!), a booking in counter was cut from one of the sprue corners and a dividing wall fitted. The dividing wall was the easiest as there is exactly the right piece to fit between the uprights left as waste on the sprue.

Peco Pavilion

Peco Pavilion

A quick paint of the countertop in an appropriately woody colour and it's on to painting the doors and windows. It isn't necessary to paint the windows and doors, but I felt a change of colour to suit the buildings new purpose was in order. I would recommend undercoating the plastic as this will make the new paint adhere much better.

Peco Pavilion

Peco Pavilion

Once the paint is dry the windows and doors are a simple matter to fit, a small spread of super glue around the frames and they are pushed into place from the inside and locate very nicely.

Peco Pavilion

Peco Pavilion

As an interior was planed for the building, adding a small light inside seemed a good idea. After removing the surround from a Viessmann LED, it was glued onto a roof truss and the wires were routed down into the corner of what will become the office. The wires where passed out through the bottom of the building via a small hole in the floor. A few dots of super glue to hold the wires in place and a coat of the same paint as the interior to help disguise them.

Peco Pavilion

The windows frames in the kit don't have any glazing to go in them, so it's a simple matter to take a pair of scissors to the box the kit came in and cut out some small sections. Don't throw the rest away as there is plenty left over to do windows on other kits! To stick it onto the inside of the windows and front door I used PVA as I was unsure how the clear plastic would react to any other types of glue and didn't want it to fog up.

Peco Pavilion

Peco Pavilion

Once all paint and glue had been left to dry sufficiently its time to populate the interior. I used a selection of figures from several packs of Preiser 1:76/OO figures, including a lady at her desk. For interior work such as building or coaches it's not really a worry if the figures are OO or HO, sometimes HO is the better option if space is an issue. All the figures were fixed down using superglue as this was the quickest method of fixing them in the correct positions.

Peco Pavilion

Peco Pavilion

The main roof is made from a dark grey plastic and the veranda roof is a laser cut wood part. As such both will require painting to make them match each other. I used a worn tarmac colour as the roof is to look felt covered, this colour or a something for painting car tyres such as a worn rubber etc, would do just as well.

Peco Pavilion

All finished, with the front veranda railing in place and the campsite sign fitted onto the front wall, and a little touching up on the paint work. Now I just need to route the wiring for power to the interior light and lay the paths and grass around it, but that's for another time!

All in all a very nice kit from PECO Model Scene, it goes together quickly and accurately. Perfect to use as the intended cricket pavilion or as a re-purposed building.

Items Used

AXB0038EP Humbrol Acrylic Lime Green Gloss

DLAD-10 Deluxe Materials Speed Bond

DLAD-44 Deluxe Materials Roket Rapid

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PR73001 Preiser Waiting Passengers

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RL36117 Revell Aqua Colour Africa Brown

RL36371 Revell Aqua Colour Light Grey

RM2428 Railmatch Worn Tarmac

RM2603 Railmatch GWR Stock Cream

VN6046 Viessmann Interior LED Warm White

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