Overview of the original
Some of the dates are a bit lost in time, but the original Woburn
station was built in time for the opening of the Hutt Valley
branch on Thursday 12th May 1927. The building had dormers,
and was only half the size of the later version of the 1950s,
before it was shrunk back to almost original size following a
fire in the 2000s
The later version of the 1950s was made by marrying it to
the identical Waterloo station building when the latter was replaced
by an Art Deco version in concrete. The 1950s version will fit
my model year of 1969.
This is a copy of the
original PWD drawing for Ava, Woburn and Waterloo stations.
I've added (top left) a composite side elevation showing dormers
and Waterloo tacked on to the north end of Woburn, along with
in mm for OO scale.
Original Woburn's twin,
Waterloo station. A snip from a Retrolens
aerial of 1939
These snips of old Retrolens aerials from 1939
(L) and 1969 (R)
show how the original Woburn station was elongated by attaching
the old Waterloo building to its north end. Note that the domers
have been removed.
Construction is fairly typical 1920s, using standard size
windows and doors appearing on many NZGR stations.
Doors, single - 7ft x 3ft 6"
Doors, double - 7ft x 2ft each leaf
Windows - 6ft 6" x 3ft, 2 x 6-pane drop sash.
Cladding - 8" rusticated weatherboard.
Roofing - 3" pitch corrugated iron.
Rail used as reinforcement to support awnings
Name boards - 18" high with 9" letters (see MRJ
article for details)
First sketching of end
elevation in OO scale
More to come. . .