Modelling Rufus Castle – Portland (Updated)

The blog may well drift into being mostly model railway posts.

This post will be expanded but here is a holding link to a description I posted elsewhere.

The real castle

  • The Castle is on the west side of the Island of Portland in Dorset.
  • It overlooks Church Ope Cove.
  • Although often attributed to King William II (aka William Rufus) the existing structure dates largely from the late C15th.
  • Portland Museum’s website has an extensive section covering the Castle’s history and featuring a fantastic, 360o, ‘fly past’ 3D scan.
  • As part of promoting the Castle’s history a ‘freebie’ model is available to download. Scale 1:200 therefore just below UK N Scale.

Where to find the model and the associated notes.

The Portland Museum website – about the model page

Link to the download templates (Free) in pdf format.

Link to the 360deg fly through of the real Rufus Castle.

Page updated 26 November 2023.

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