I enjoy the look of the detail of O scale board by board construction, and I try to do what's possible for HO. There are plenty of scale lumbers around, but I prefer the Kappler range supplied by Warren at Gwydir Valley Models (link in my suppliers list). I have a Data Sheet plan of this shed and I use them to build over during construction. I've used a simple construction method, floor planking down first, and tensioned together. then on top mounted the joists, then the bearers. Once this had all glued together I gave it a quick stain, with dilute india ink, and a little teak on the underside, then a teak stain on the top.
Next its on to the wall construction, built over the plan also. To keep things moving along I've undercoated the corrugated campbells siding, ready to mount around the building once the walls are in place.
I took these photos through holes in the iron, or through smashed windows in the end office. If any of you venture to this location, please don't make the same mistake I did and wear a jacket that cobblers pegs attach to in their thousands! (yep! no exaggeration either!) Check out the subtle weathering of the timber colour onto the iron, just how can we do this in HO?
Yep, came up ok, so on to the front and rear walls. I think that will have to do for now,