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Scratch building Signal Box

Scratch Building to make a Signal Box:

Like many other buildings, the signal box is a self made project. The base construction is again made architect cardboard. First, all parts are to scale drawn on the cardboard and then cut with a sharp hobby knife (picture 1). Also be directly cut the openings for the windows and doors. The next step is to glue the parts together with dilute wood glue. The advantage of this is that it is reasonably fast drying and it dries colorless. As a result, there is a very strong unit that can be followed-up. The lower part of the walls gets plaster walls and the first floor gets woodwork. The plaster is painted using the airbrush. The window frames are also painted by using the airbrush and after drying attached into the walls. The woodwork is made out of veneer strips cut out of  big sheet and glued to the walls (pictures 2 till 6). Also the roof is covered with woodwork each layer with 30% overlap (picture 6). Two sides of the building gets a corridor on the outside with wooden floors (pictures 7 till 9). The inside walls also gets a nice finish because the interior stays visible (picture 10). The interior is using a surplus of old kits and some left over materials. The interior panel for the operation of the signals is a puzzle. The levers are left overs of old building kits, the pulleys are made from old curtain runners and cables are made of sewing thread. Bit by bit the result becomes visible (pictures 11 till 18). The building is now almost finished and the interior is visible from outside through the window glass (pictures 19 & 20). Office furniture arrives in the building and the staff obtains immediately their new working place (pictures 21 til 23). The staff put up a James Bond 007 poster on the wall. The signal box is now placed at its final destination and LED illumination is connected (pictures 24 & 25).

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