swanage shed

LSWR Engine Shed

Based on Swanage Shed built in 1895 and extant today. In 1958 an M7 locomotive overshot the turntable and demolished the East End Wall. This was rebuilt with a large square opening with no doors that replaced the previous arched double door way. Both styles of wall are presented in this kit together with swinging or fixed door as appropriate.

Presented in BR(S) building green, white and cream paintwork with Purbeck stone walls.

Footprint: 274 mm (doors open) x 82 mm.

Required Skill Level: ADVANCED (Please see Home page for definition)
Expert build time: 13 hrs.

Our Build Material Kit (below) contains sticky backed paper, board, transparent film and wire, or you can supply your own materials. Complete DIY material and Tool requirements are listed towards the bottom of this page.

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LSWR Engine Shed

Delivered as a .pdf data file.

When your payment has cleared at PayPal you will be shown the assembly instructions to download. The kit .pdf file will be delivered separately to your PayPal registered email address within 24 hours of cleared payment.

LSWR Engine Shed Material Kit


  • 3 x 750 micron (0.75 mm)  A4 Grey Board.
  • 7 x A4 Sticky Backed Paper for Ink Jet or Laser Printers.
  • 1 x 99 mm x 210 mm x 250 micron (0.25 mm) Transparent Sheet.
  • 280 mm x 1 mm diameter wire.
  • 40 mm x 0.5 mm diameter wire.

You still need to print the model kits yourself and source adhesives.

Some kits require additional, standard, A4 white print paper that you probably already have to hand (not included).

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DIY Material List

1. Single road engine shed kit (.pdf file)
2. 7 x A4 sticky back label sheets (recommended). Otherwise, 80 g/m2 A4 copier/ink jet white paper
3. 3 x 0.75 Grey Board*
4. 1 x 80 gm2 A4 copier/ink jet white paper
5. 1 x 210 mm x 99 mm clear acetate sheet or packaging for window glass (ideally 250 micron, thinner is ok)
6. 40 mm x 0.5 mm wire (swinging door hinge option)
7. 280 mm x 1 mm wire (down pipes)
8. Dark green enamel or acrylic paint (down pipes)
9. Quick drying PVA glue (grey board butt joints)
10. Paper glue stick, if not using sticky backed paper
11. Cyanoacrylate glue (down pipe fixing)
12. Artist fixer spray - to protect from moisture ingress if using water based ink

* Grey board is a thicker form of cardboard, usually made form recycled material available from eBay.

Tool List

1. Scalpel with either spare blades or sharpening stone
2. Paper Scissors
3. Cutting mat or thick card
4. Metal mm rule
5. 0.5-0.6mm drill bit and pin chuck (for swinging door hinge option)
6. Dark green felt tip pen
7. Black felt tip pen
8. Electrical wire cutters and needle nose pliers
9. Small flat file
10 Small paint brush (down pipe painting)

The Prototype

 on which this model  is based: Swanage engine shed