The contrast is something that really appeals to me, I am glad that I have finally sorted out the physical spaces. I feel confident now that there is a logical reason for the structures and the placement of them. The interesting thing about the brick is that only one small section of wall with two windows that I had actually bricked up had to be put aside(might find its way into another one of the unfinished layouts)
The addition of the sandstone building really did give me a huge boost, I was not looking forward to many many more hours of squinting at watercolour paper bricks.
I am strugling with how to finish the loading dock without using more brick, I had thought of either corrugated iron or wood fancy siding similar to that used on a lot of GWR signal boxes. the covered roof over the loading dock will be a combination of asbestos corrugated sheets and a cast iron structure.
I had thought that the skylights would be a combination of the asbestos corrugated siding and the steep sides a wired glass I will cut out some holes in the roof so that I can get a little light through. so the north side would be facing the sandstone building.
I am now begining to get excited about all the little detail projects that will of course go on forever, or as long as I have the layout.
I started on the gate last night, I think that the letters for the factory name will have to be either etched or laser cut, both of which sound expensive
but they do need to be crisp, and hand making them is a bit beyond my present skills.
for me this project is one that is helping me get something finished, it might take a while yet but as Andy pointed out in a post some time back actually getting something done provides a great sense of accomplishment.
Again thanks for all the positive feed back it really has helped me sort a few things out.