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 Posted: Thu Oct 7th, 2021 03:29 pm
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Hi All.  This is a sort of cut and shut job?  I have purchased myself a Peco signal box kit , well that part was easy. And then being a smarty pants, I thought about a name plate for it. There lies the problem, the name plate is longer than the box, maybe I should have ordered N gauge lettering, Nah that would have been wrong. Now I am looking for either a longer kit (timber built) or purchase some suitable timber style plastic sheet material that matches the original and some windows, and of course a new roof. And then cutting the new bits to suit ,except being a bit longer, and while I am at it maybe and outside loo at the top of the stairs??? Please advise. Best wishes Kevin



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 Posted: Thu Oct 7th, 2021 04:16 pm
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I would have thought making a new taller name plate base from plasticard, so the long name could be stuck on it in two lines, rather than one long one, would be far easier than your plan to stretch the whole building Kevin.
 
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Hi Bill.   Thank you for your reply. It is not the height, but, the length. As it is the nameplate would be hanging over at each end. Best wishes Kevin 



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Yes Kevin, it is the height, as you need to place the signal box name on two rows, ie. shorter, but higher board to fit in the face of the building.
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Hi Bill. Thank you, I can see your point of view. But, however I will still the stretching of the signal box .or looking for a larger by length  model,       Best wishes Kevin



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Best option by far to lengthen your signal box is to buy another kit Kevin and join them ............ :cool wink



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Hi Petermac.  Thank you for your reply. My idea, at the time of writing, was to purchase plastic/ timber planking and cut a new front and back. Plus the roof, and substitute for the original. Best wishes Kevin 



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Easier and probably cheaper to buy another box Kevin ...................

It will be difficult to match the planking and the windows will be a right PITA !!



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Hi Petermac.  Thank you for another  reply. I will have to depend upon the fireman in the sidings and just hope that there aren’t any mainline trains about if I have to shunt on the mainline.   Best wishes Kevin 



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