One of the continuing side benefits of writing these blog posts, is the contacts, and great photos that come to light. Pete Neve recently sent me his photo of a staff exchange at the Wagga Wagga signal box, a picture from 1972. I had previously sighted this picture in an old Australian Model Railway Magazine, but the image that Pete sent to me has much detail, and worth studying in depth
Progress on the Wagga and Bomen signal boxes has been steady.
|Roof added to the sides of the box. I have also attached some small "feet" to the signalbox corners, as this sub assembly will need to sit on the signalbox floor until the interior is completed|
|The two main sub assemblies together|
|Adding some paint to the roof, and the windows previously constructed gives a hint on how the box will look when completed. Note the guttering and roof edging is not there (yet)|
|The view from the western side. The plinth styrene joins will need to be smoothed out before painting. Most of the real signal box pictures that I have seen were taken from the station overbridge walkway, as the view from the western side is dull. |
|Adding some colour to the Bomen Signal box really brings out the details. The levers inside are visible. The downpipe is next to be added to this end.|
|Another view of Bomen showing the levers. I have not yet built the door, and of course, the interior is still to be completed|
Scratch building is getting easier. Every project is improving my skills. And my big challenge (Wagga Wagga station building) is getting closer.
May all your modelling projects be enjoyable.