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Dumbarton East Goods yard Signal Box

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Here is my scratch built 4mm of Dumbarton East signal box. I only had two pictures of it to go by.

 

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As you can see from one of the pictures, The signal box is an odd shape as it had to fit inbetween the embankment and a block of flats but now they have been demolished, there is a public house in the place now. Also the signal box has gone but just remnents of it remain.

 

I had 2 pictures of it and 1 of what is left. The first picture and another one that was taken a distance away from the other side. I had to use a bit of guess work to how the front of it looked. But it has not turned out to bad so far. So with a bit of weathering in and the interior furnishing in the signal box it won't look too bad!

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The box is nearly done. Just the brick work and the interior to do.

 

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Oh yeah and the weathering on the outside. i have just got to do the other bit that will attach to the bit near the door under the stairs.

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Ian,

 

That's looking excellent. Are you intending to model the whole Dumbarton East station?

 

Jim.

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Ian,

 

That's looking excellent. Are you intending to model the whole Dumbarton East station?

 

Jim.

 

Hi Jim

 

Yeah i am but it will be only 6 coaches long though due to space, I have been concerntraiting on the signal box over the past few weeks. I have a thread in the layouts section. it is the GCR in Scotland one.

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I have a thread in the layouts section. it is the GCR in Scotland one.

 

It was the "GCR" which threw me. :D I only have time to skim read message titles when I visit and I select ones which might interest me. But the layout is looking good - I like the bridge work over Glasgow Road. What era are you modelling since I think the real box disappeared after the Blue Trains came on line and the new box at Dumbarton Central took over control of the area.

 

Jim.

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I am going to be modeling the late green / early br blue but it will be still in use (modellers license) on my layout. It is incorporating bits from my area that i lived in. Loughborough GCR, Dumbarton East and i will try and put a bit of Toton in to it as well if i can.

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The Nearly finished Signal box. All i have got to do now is buy the interior furniture and weather it up a bit to darken the plastic.

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I have used modellers license a bit with the stairs as the original didn't have steps down to ground level. The only reason this is, is because i cut the stairs a bit to short so i have adapted it. I will be putting hand rails on the steps that have none.

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Someone was wanting to see the box in situ. As i have put it on the layout tempory fixture for now till i can get on to do more on the layout..

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all i need to do is paint it and do the interior but at the moment money has become an issue for now! So the bits i have got is gonna have to be used up and when money is better i will have to restock.

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