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Well i was sitting this one out although I had a few ideas.

Then going through the bits box today i found a signal box that was a free gift with Railway Modeller - which appealed to my sense of irony.

 

So my thought is a signal box with the signalman sitting back in his armchair whilst waiting for a train.

 

More to follow

 

Pete

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Well i was sitting this one out although I had a few ideas.

Then going through the bits box today i found a signal box that was a free gift with Railway Modeller - which appealed to my sense of irony.

 

So my thought is a signal box with the signalman sitting back in his armchair whilst waiting for a train.

 

More to follow

 

Pete

 

Sounds good, If it is a small signal box, in his chair or outside with the token, waiting to pass it over.

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So progress has been made:

Signal box partially assembled

Base prepared with a length of track

Found a Ratio signal that I had forgotten about. Hadn't used it because I thought it was one of the very brittle resin ones - pleasantly surprised when I opened it to find it was mainly whitemetal. Assembly commenced - was a distant signal - but filled in the v cut-out on the arm so I can use it as a home.

So far kept to the previous rule of no purchases - but broke that today as ordered a ModelU figure of a signalman

Will post some build photos shortly

 

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Few photos of early stages of construction

 

The signal box

 

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The overview

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Further progress today

 

Added a grounded van - which was also a magazine giveaway which was sitting in the "what am I going to do with that" pile

 

Pete

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The nice thing about doing a cakebox layout is that you can try different techniques without a big investment of time or money.

 

Saw an item in Tiger - called structure paste

I assume this is meant for adding texture to oil paintings - various grades of "smoothness" available - and can be mixed with acrylic colour

Used for ground cover - will post more photos soon

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Interior progressing - as usual I put in details that no-one will ever see!

So here's a chance to see what's in there before the roof goes on

 

The flickering fire will keep the signalman and the station cat warm

 

Pete

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Thanks Kevin

 

Roof is now on - and signalman in position in front of the fire

 

Pete

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Really nice modelling !

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Well - I reckon its about finished

 

Light in signal box from a simple push button

 

Did have a flickering fire effect - but managed to burnout the LED (D'oh)

 

Pete

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Had "Signal box" alongside my layout at the DHMRS show yesterday. Generated a lot of interest

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