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Modbury Signal Box 5

Posted by Ian Smith , in Buildings 14 December 2015 - * * * * * · 1,172 views
Modbury Signal Box 5 A couple of weeks work has seen the exterior of the Signal Box fundamentally complete.

Firstly, I added the gutters. These were simply 0.030" plastic sheet gouged out with a 0.9mm drill close to the edge of the sheet. Once a suitable furrow had been ploughed, the sheet was turned over and what will become the underside scraped with a razor blade to pro...


Modbury Signal Box 4

Posted by Ian Smith , in Buildings 24 November 2015 - * * * * * · 649 views
Yesterday afternoon and early evening I did a little more to the Signal Box for Modbury. The work was to get the steps and landing completed.

Firstly the steps. I have no idea how everyone else makes their steps in 2mm scale, so as is my want I went my own way. To start with a support jig to hold everything in place was made; the height of the landing...


Modbury Signal Box 3

Posted by Ian Smith , in Buildings 22 November 2015 - * * * * * · 783 views
Following on from the previous entries on the construction of a Signal Box for Modbury, the next stage was to build the Chimney stack and the supporting ground floor wall. This was to be a brick construction, so a solid core of laminated plastic sheet was welded together and when dry cut and shaded to size to take into account the thickness of the emboss...


Modbury Signal Box 2

Posted by Ian Smith , in Buildings 11 November 2015 - * * * * * · 655 views
Having completed the CAD drawing for a signal box based on the preserved one at Bodmin General (see previous blog entry http://www.rmweb.co....ury-signal-box/), I printed a couple of copies out onto thin card so that i could make a mock up to check the size of the building :

3/4 view of Front

3/4 view o...


Modbury Signal Box

Posted by Ian Smith , in Buildings 03 November 2015 - * * * * * · 1,186 views

Following on from the theme of my last blog entry, I have continued with the Virtual Modelling. This time I have been drawing up the plans for my signal box, this is based on the one surviving (and preserved) at Bodmin General. I have a 4mm scale plan from the SLAG series of "Bodmin" articles in the Model Railway Constructor (and indeed built such a box f...


GWR Broad Gauge Goods Shed - Part 2

Posted by Ian Smith , in Buildings 11 August 2013 - * * * * * · 694 views

As a bit of a diversion from soldering bits of wire together to make a tree, I've spent a few more hours on my version of Mortonhampstead Goods Shed.

I've been trying to get the roof on.  To this end, I'd already made the main part of the roof from 0.030" plastic sheet, but because of the rather open nature of a Goods Shed I wanted to put in the roof tru...


GWR Broad Gauge Goods Shed

Posted by Ian Smith , in Buildings 30 July 2013 - * * * * * · 1,173 views
GWR, Goods Shed, Broad Gauge and 3 more...
It's been a long time since I posted anything in my blog.  However some of the items I've been working on have been documented elsewhere on RMweb :

GWR 1854 Saddle Tank conversion from Graham Farish 57xx  

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