I have today received in the post this out of production model of a thatched pub which I was successful in bidding for on eBay. As advertised on eBay it stated as follows:-
“This listing is for a used Bachmann Scenecraft Building (Pendon Waggon and Horse Pub) the item is in good sound condition but has been painted white by my son”.
These 1st two photos are of an original before being painted by the original owners son.
These next 2 photos are from the advert and show that the paintjob in question was not particularly brilliant.
This is a close-up of a part of the building to show the challenge I was faced with.
Firstly I removed the window frames and glazing to make it easier to repaint the model and to clean up the glazing and repaint the frames which was easier than trying to do it with them in situ. Some of the glazing was not reusable so I cut out some new ones. These are the repainted window frames ready to be refitted.
Then I repainted the building, touching up the white walls, painting the doors and window openings black, and touched up the small section of roof tiling behind the tall chimney, which had white paint on it.
And finally the glazing and window frames were refitted. I actually think, and Jo agrees with me, that it now looks even better than an original one which had yellow brick work!
All this achieved in a couple of hours. I doubt I will use it as a pub though as I already have a kit for a pub to build, but I will use it as a cottage, somewhere on the layout.
It should go rather nicely along side the thatched cottage I already have.