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Blog- Hallatrow - an 18.83 Challange Layout - A Type 7 Signal Box

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Although it has been quite some time since I have not posted anything, things have progressed. This winter I decided to build the signal box.

As my model of Hallatrow depicts the station before the footbridge was built and after the re-modelling, i.e. late 1909 - 1910, the type 7 box is required. As I don't have a plan of the box I did not fancy counting bricks but the is a plan of the Bishops Lydeard in the book on the West Somerset Line - "The Minehead Branch".


The plan was re-scaled to 4mm and and a mock up made to see how it would look on the layout. This proved to be not imposing enough, Bishops Lydeard box only had/has 33 leavers whereas Hallatrow's had 62.But by cutting and pasting the plan an additional 2 windows are added, making a better looking mock up.

The photo shows the box placed on the layout to check for size and to see if it looks imposing enough. The brick work is South Eastern Finecast flemish bond. Fortunately the distinctive windows and doors are available from Modelex, being those from the Chuchward kit, and held in place with blu-tack.


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