Azn NSR junction

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  1. Andy_Sollis

    Andy_Sollis Full Member

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    During its recent restoration, I was supplied with a copy of plans for the grade 2 listed Leek Brook Junction signal box and the original station building alongside (now being rebuilt in a slightly varied layout).

    Rather than bore you with the full ins and out, here are a few screen shots of “how it’s made” and the final item.

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    Next to paint the signal box and display it.
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Andy, some excellent modelling there mate :thumbup:.
    I joined the the NSR facebook page, the station building is coming on a treat. Hopefully me and SWMBO will have a run over to see it in the flesh soon.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    I’ve not had chance to get over yet. Hopefully during August as have some work to do in Ched yard.
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Whoa whoa whoa let me stop you there Mr Sollis please... we like being bored with all the nitty gritty. bits.. :thumbs: so please don't hold back :tophat:
     
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    Hi Paul, I was referring to saying... “here I did the main shell, then I added god knows how many bricks. Drew the wood bits and stairs and added a roof.”
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Very impressive. A terrific model. :thumbs:
     
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    A very smart model and nice paint job too!
    Andy, just a thought, have you considered just offering the stairs? I think everyone has bought the very common and straight forward plastic kits and made a signal box, but I know some like to make scratch built and quite often a particular one close to their heart. The issue (which has come up many times on forums are always the stairs! An absolute nightmare to build from scratch. Obviously plastruct and the like make generic ones, that solves the stairs construction nightmare that scratch building cause, but the worst part in my eyes is the railings. Very hard to make in both plastic and brass! Selling just sets of stairs with railings and verandas with railings might go down a storm!
    I know I struggled with similar, for a oil tank bund wall walkover!


     
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    Yes, I don’t see why not? I myself modified the Leek Brook junction stairs to make a set to come down from a road bridge to the signal box (on my Oakamoor layout)

    Leave it with me, it may be a week or two but happy to see what I can do.

    Think mine worked out at about £14?
     
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    I’ve found the photos of the stairs I modified for Oakamoor layout. Here is pre and post painting. There is still much work to do on the layout, so excuse the bare ness.

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    Yep that is very cool. A set of modular construction parts would be very attractive.

    Your layout is probably more complete than mine lol:avatar:
     
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    Very nice
     
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    See what I can sort Gents
     
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    <iframe width="625" height="652" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen allowtransparency src="//www.shapeways.com/fragments/product?spin=JS6PVSPJV"></iframe>

    any good to you ?

    andy
     
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    http://shpws.me/QCuP

    any good ?
     
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    What sort of glue could be used to reconnect the bits together if you cut it?

    I was thinking of a more generic product, with seperate parts you can select to make up a design.
    It may need "location lugs" of some sort to help align the components.
    So example of available parts:-
    6/8/10/12/14 step stair (there could be other variants that are steeper/narrower)
    Through/right angle Landing short/tall (other variant for narrower)

    Just food for thought.
     
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    I could, but all the extra work then adds cost. And with Shapeways pricing, sometimes the one item is cheaper that 2 or 3 (don’t ask me how it works as I’m still to fathom it out.)

    Superglue works best I find.

    TTFN
     
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    Returning to an older project..

    now I have my own printer I’ve been asked by at least 2 people about this particular box. So so set to having the usual fails and then some success!!

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    this is the 1980’s version (I have 3 versions as the porch, stairs and window panelling has varied.)
     
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    here is a small video. There is still some tweaking to do.
     
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