by John Kendall
To go with my earlier piece on gutters, here is how I like to attach downspouts to buildings.
Pretty much all the dimensions are up to the modeller. It's a fairly simple method. Drill the holes in the strip first. I can't seem to get holes centered or in line so it's easier to trim the strip afterwards. The precision of cyano means that the risk to the building's paintwork is minimal. Better still, glue the strips to the wall before it's painted.
If you look at pictures of the engine shed and GWR station, you will see this method used.