Scratch Building - Idea for a signal box


Having a load of off cuts I decided to make a signal box that over hung the track as there was not really enough room between the track edge and the  rear of the garage.

The height above the guards van roof to the oversailing section is much too high so after some research I decide that a clearance of 250mm from track bed to under side to floor of the signal box should suite all locos and wagons that  I know about.

The Signal box has been lowered by some 45mm and the upper part built.

This series of photos shows the straight forward and bold construction.

The two lead weight are to stop the unit falling forwards over the track.

The external parts of the signal box are now compete and it is hoped weather proof.

The windows are glazed with glass and the roof covered with ceramics terracotta to look like red corrugated iron.