Southern PW Hut (Abandoned)

BR(S) Platelayers Hut

Introduced about 1946 and extant today across the south of England, albeit mostly abandoned and vandalised. This model is a replica of an abandoned hut on the London to Southampton line.

The finish is weathered concrete showing an orange lichen growth near the chimney. The window glass and door is missing and grafitti adorns inside and out, just as the prototype.

Footprint: 49 mm x 35 mm.

Required Skill Level: INTERMEDIATE (Please see Home page for definition)

Our Build Material Kit (below) contains sticky backed paper and board 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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BR(S) Platelayers Hut

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.

BR(S) Platelayer Hut & Tool Hut Material Kit


  • 2 x 750 micron (0.75 mm)  A4 Grey Board.
  • 2 x A4 Sticky Backed Paper for Ink Jet or Laser Printers.

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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Special Material Kit

For Platelayer hut without a tool hut or,

Tool Hut without a Platelayer Hut or,

Signal Box Interior without a signal box or,

Extra 4 bay coal staithes for Coal & Timber office or,

Top up another material kit.


  • 1 x 750 micron (0.75 mm) A4 Grey Board.
  • 1 x A4 Sticky Backed Paper for Ink Jet or Laser Printers.

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


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DIY Material List (without tool hut)

  1. Southern (BR) Platelayers Hut Kit  (.pdf file)
  2. 1 x A4 Sticky Back 1 Label Sheet (Recommended). Otherwise, 1 x 80g/m2 A4 Copier/Ink Jet White Paper and Paper Glue Stick.
  3. 1 x 0.75mm A4 Grey Board *
  4. Quick Drying PVA glue. (For grey board butt joints)
  5. Fine Grade Sandpaper
  6. Artist Fixer Spray - To protect from potential ink runs due to moisture ingress if using water based ink.

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

See BR(S) Tool Hut for its material requirements.

Tool List

  1. Scalpel with either spare blades or, sharpening stone
  2. Scissors
  3. Tweezers
  4. Cutting Mat or Thick Card
  5. Metal mm rule
  6. Magnifying Glass

The Prototype

On which this model is based.

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