Bethesda Freight Station Mock-Up

I told you fun stuff was happening! So I had a chance to test out my drawings and laser cut the station out of mat board as a proof of concept. Wow! I am so pleased. The drawings proved to work perfectly well. Have a look:

Next steps: I need to finish the drawings. I am now applying textures (brick, concrete) to the file so that when I do my actual laser cutting/engraving all of the bricks are represented as well as the concrete foundation. I even sourced images of brick which match the pattern of 5 and 1 for the soldier courses. I also sourced some .020″ laserboard which I will use to create the custom windows and garage doors. I didn’t realize that the top three courses on the garage doors were filled in with glass panels!

And for reference, here is the station in 1984:

5/16/1984 Bethesda Freight House. Photo by Matthew Vurek.
5/16/1984 Bethesda Freight House. Photo by Matthew Vurek.

More to come soon. Stay tuned!

2 thoughts on “Bethesda Freight Station Mock-Up

  1. Very nice, this is spot on! Have you been able to find any buildings that closely resemble the actual freight house, or do you plan to kitbash?

  2. Thanks, Hayden. I’ve developed a design version 2.o and I have laser cut the model out of thin plywood. I’ll be assembling it once I have a bit of spare time! Will post pics when I do.

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