I have made a start on the bricks and stronework. After reading an article in one of the railway modelling magazines on painting - dry brushing - bricks, I bought two Lifecolour Diorama paint sets, "Dust and Rust" and " Rail Weathering" containing some decent looking colours for brickwork, applied over a coat of desert sand (or something like that) for the mortar. Where my cack handed dry brushing was not dry enough I have had to go over the mortar with a very fine brush. I also now realise I was too liberal with the solvent during assembly which has eroded some of the embossing. Still, you live and learn.
The ornamental stonework is an undercoat of Vallejo Ivory, which was far too bright, followed by a light brushing of Sky Grey. I am stuck though on the colour for the porch roof. I don't know what it is made from. I'm guessing lead but please post if you have any suggestions.
I am going to leave any more weathering until the rest of the model is finished. Once the side walls are painted, I can fit the windows. Very exciting.