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 Posted: Tue Feb 7th, 2012 12:37 pm
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Having bought the Ratio GWR signal box, as I thought I couldn't make one anywhere near as good, I was disappointed to find the framing moudings didn't fit on the main wall mouldings correctly.

So here is my scratchbuilt attempt - still in progress, but almost done.




Windows are from the kit, bricks are Scalescenes, the rest is all card, paper & matchsticks.



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 Posted: Tue Feb 7th, 2012 12:42 pm
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Look forward to seeing the steps too, Stu.



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I've had a go at making them, they need a coat of paint, but I might re-do them. I always find I do things better after several attempts... (including writing posts without speeling misteaks...)



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From the picture Stu, I think I'd sack the joiner !!!

I suspect you may get a little water in through the gap under the frames ............................

The brickwork looks good.  Are the brick lintels just glued on as a second layer ?



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Peter, I quite agree about the joinery - but the next one I build will be much better, as I know more on how they should be designed and put together.

Yes, the lintels are just some of the brick paper coping stones, trimmed and stuck in place.  The piece over the door was a piece of dark coloured card I had.

This is destined to fit on a very dark & gloomy module, where the overhanging trees and the dank, steep sided cutting will overshadow the track and box.  (So hiding most of the crappy bits.)



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An update on where I'm up to with this project.





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That looks great Stu.

The sparse grass on the tunnel top with the odd pine tree and thicker backdrop looks particulary realistic.  On the soiled bit above the portal, it looks as if there are old tree roots (to the left) - how's about planting the odd felled tree stump up there (I mean just the bowl stump, not the "log" )  They may well have felled trees up there to avoid them falling on the lines.

What's the cutting made out of ?

 



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Thanks for those ideas Peter. I'm trying to add a natural look, so yes, stumps and felled logs will sit nicely in the undergrowth.

The banks are made from thick card formers, thin card latice and two layers of paper kitchen towel soaked in a water/pva mix. The tree roots you can see are just creases in the paper; as it's also got some of those 'thirst pocket' type lumps on, the ground surface takes on a rough surface.

I've then painted the paper with a mix of match pot emulsion paints, brown or grey (or both) where the 'rocks' are and green elsewhere. On the second coat of green, whilst it was still wet, I sprinkled some ground flock, various colours in patches. I've then used the FMR static grass applicator, with Jarvis and Woodland Scenics grasses, but I'm still not convinced I'm doing it right.

The clumpy bits are old Hornby lichens, with Noch grass clumps and International Models flower clumps.

The trees are Woodland Scenics pine armatures with dark clumpy foilage. I need an awful lot more...

 



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Thanks Stu :thumbs

Leave the "tree roots" as they are - they look great from here.

The clump foliage has worked very well but don't overdo it with trees.  It was the sparse planting that first hit me as being very realistic for the scene.  Yes, you'll need more along the backscene on the left, but I wouldn't add many more above the tunnel. :roll: 

I think just a few stumps would look brilliant with maybe the odd very small patch of ferns to suggest vegetation is reclaiming the once dark forest floor.  Remember, this area would have been highly acidic from the pine needles dropped over the years and only thin grasses would grow for several years after tree clearance.

I'm sure, for this scene, it's a case of "less is more". .....:hmm



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I see the railing on the signal box has been out celebrating completion.

I don't like making Signal Boxes.
Bound to get some detail wrong for the rivet counters.
I now have one to make in 3mm.

As usual, it's good work Stu.
Perhaps you can find a challenge somewhere in which to enter it.



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The scene is really taking shape Stu. Did you plan to have the signal box sitting right there? It looks like it was made to just fit it the available space.

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Thanks gents.

Dd, the whole project is both a module for the RMweb SWAG Members Day module layout and an entry in the 2ft Cube Competition on the MRL forum.
Yes, the railings are a bit wonky, but still being bright white stands out far too much. Once painted a dull grey/brown, they should blend into the background better.

Wayne, yes the whole project has been made as one, so the space for the box and the groundworks were all planned together.

What the earlier picture doesn't show is the removable front section. This is to allow ground level photos of stock - so finding a third use for this as a photographic backscene. (The box is missing as it's in a separate container until complete.)

 





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