Joined: 22 Oct 2006
Location: Accrington, Lancashire
|Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:32 am Post subject: Nissen huts
|Thought I had posted soimething before, but can't find it, so appologies if I am repeating myself.
I started working on a design for a modular model of the classic nissen hut. The real hut first entered service in 1916, was developed into the Quonset hut in USA in WW2, but my model is based on original 16ft wide British nissen hut.
3D printing had enabled me to add corrugations to both outside and inside. The framework is also present.One reason for doing modules is that this add to file size. Each module is a scale version of a 6ft long section. Standard length for many nissen huts was 36ft.
I have done front ends(wood or brick), back ends with and without end windows, ans various middle sections with windows and/or doors.
All that is needed is to glue sections together, glaze and paint.
These sheds were used in civilian and railway use, and by adding bricks under each side, it was even possible to create a cheap engine shed.
I have initially done these in 1/76 and 1/87 scales and intend to do other scales. Going smaller might be difficult, losing the corrugations, but bigger scales will be done.
The framework for a 36ft long shed is also available, ideal as either a dillapidated one or one under construction.
I might do versions in different widths, but am waiting to see the new Ratio kit before starting,as the photos suggest it will either be a 20ft or 24ft wide one. Also not sure what the interior will be.
All on my website now
Will try anything once, looking for the ultimate easy to set up portable exhibition layout, preferably French narrow gauge and with lots going on, not necessary on the rails.