Anyway the water mill is a very nice kit and I decided to keep it, intending to place it outside near the pond. Once I had put the four walls together I tried the building for size in its intended location between the signal cabin and goods shed at Culdaff. Although the mill could be squeezed into the available space, I thought it looked a bit cramped and unnatural; so it was back to plan A, put the building indoors. The only downside is that in its final position, the rather marvellous working mill wheel is barely visible.
The kit went together very well, I have deviated from the instructions and have not used the additional canopy and winch supplied for use on the front of the building. I have fixed the swivelling pulley system next to the door on the upper floor and fitted it with a suitable chain and hook.
I painted the stonework on the raised platform and mill race but finished the rest of the building in whitewash and then weathered the lower parts of the walls with diluted green acrylic, for the area next to the water, and diluted track dirt acrylic on the wall next to the railway. The rear of the building was left unpainted as it backs against the wall.