Well here's the second decrepit, run down and boarded up signal box I hinted at in the previous post.
Having seen the Dover Priory signal box, my new customer contacted me about making another one for his modern image layout. He didn't have anywhere in particular for it on his layout, he just wanted one.
After digging a bit more out of him, I discovered his layout was loosely based in Lincolnshire, so I talked to him about it, and we decided that although he was happy for a copy of the Dover Box, we could go for a slight change: yellow brick instead of red, the addition of a chimney stack, a single lean-to and a shift of the steps to the left hand side... (Well these were my suggestions, and he was more than happy).
The build of the shell was identical to the previous box in every aspect - foamex core, SE Finecast brick sheet wrap, windows constructed from self-adhesive vinyl and styrene strip...
The mesh frames were made by MEKing styrene strip to 1mm etched brass mesh from Scalelink and sprayed carefully with Plasticote primer.
I used the Lincoln High Street Signal Box as inspiration for the colouring, the chimney stack and the lean-to and steps positioning.
Next up... an old Coal Office, now used as a Depot Office...