2mm A tale of two signalboxes

Discussion in '2mm Lounge' started by David Varley, 31 August 2015.

  1. David Varley

    David Varley Western Thunderer

    Most of the external painting is now done ... next job is to get the windows glazed.

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  2. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    This really is looking rather nice David
    John
     
  3. David Varley

    David Varley Western Thunderer

    I fell lucky with the glazing in that I was able to do most of the windows with whole cover slips - only had to cut them for the door and the small windows at the top of the ends.

    With the back wall fixed in position a basic roof was affixed and there things rest - tomorrow I'm hoping to start adding the roof detailing and make a start on the tiling.

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  4. David Varley

    David Varley Western Thunderer

    Finally got the roof tiled and just about finished now - just got the nameplate to add ... then it's on with the box for Coniston.

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  5. David Varley

    David Varley Western Thunderer

    OK ... this thread is entitled "A tale of two signalboxes", so where's the other one?

    Well, one of the main reasons for building Lightcliffe 'box (apart from it being needed for the Pennine Group's layout of course) was to encourage me to finish off my model of Coniston 'box which had been kicking around in one form or other for over three years.

    It did make an appearance earlier in the thread, but at that time was still just a collection of parts ... but now it's just about finished and as with Lightcliffe just awaits the addition of some nameplates.

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  6. David Varley

    David Varley Western Thunderer

    Finally got both boxes finished so our tale is now at an end.

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  7. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    It's actually very difficult to gauge just how tiny these model are. Very nice work.
     
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  8. David Varley

    David Varley Western Thunderer

    Thanks Heather. Must try and remember to put the obligatory 5p in the photo next time. Oh hang on, I'm a Yorkshireman, best make it a penny :)
     
  9. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    I use a penny, too. It's been trained to stand while I compose the photo. :drool:
     
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  10. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    1d or 1p ?

    The signalboxes are good :thumbs:.
     
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