CROSFIELDS CROSSING 2
Having abandoned my original plan for fabricating individual window panels, I stumbled across a sheet of printed acetate glazing from a Hornby motive power depot kit. The vertical glazing bars are the correct spacing, so I've added the missing horizontal elements using white electrical insulation tape cut into thin strips. Having painted and weathered the scratch-built signal box first, the glazing has now been installed. I created separate sliding panels on the sides, so I could pose some of them open, but time is running out and the large aperture has received a single panel. However, I've only tacked the glazing in place for now as I'm thinking of commissioning a set of laser-cut plastic or etched brass windows in future, which will look so much better.
Work has shifted to the interior, with a close, straight-grained hardwood veneer employed for the flooring and a Wills interior kit assembled and painted. I've had to guess most of the interior layout for now but, again, everything can be changed in future once I've had time to do a little more research, but the onus now is on getting the thing finished.
A set of finials for the gable ends have been crafted from epoxy putty, cocktail sticks and plastic strip and a name sign fabricated from individual plastic letters (Slaters). Just a few little things to add now before the roof can be slotted in position. Can you spot the obligatory cat...?
Looking excellent as always, good to see someone else modelling the Wire too. As it happens I'm trying to build Bank Quay in OO. Must say those trucks look superb too.ReplyDelete
Hi Matthew. Thanks for the kind comments. Good luck with your Bank Quay layout!Delete
George, what have you used on the lower half of the panes, is it some sort of tissue paper? I think it's a very effective little project - people turn to kits to easily for structures as iconic as a signal box, it's often these sorts of structures that really help to place a location.ReplyDelete
Hi James, it's the tracing/tissue paper that comes as protection for decals in plastic kits. The bonus of recently building some large 1:24 scale kits recently means that I have plenty of the stuff now - the decal sheets are huge!Delete