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Metcalfe Signal Box
« on: November 13, 2017, 10:52:13 am »
Just finished the Signal Box from Metcalfe, certainly gave the eyes a good test, really fiddly especially the steps   :goggleeyes: :goggleeyes: :goggleeyes:

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Re: Metcalfe Signal Box
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 01:40:03 pm »
Just finished the Signal Box from Metcalfe, certainly gave the eyes a good test, really fiddly especially the steps   :goggleeyes: :goggleeyes: :goggleeyes:

Good to know - I've got one, not just to build but to seriously kitbash. I'll dig out me Optivisor 8)

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Re: Metcalfe Signal Box
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 01:47:25 pm »
With care this kit produces a really nice model. The steps are a bit of a challenge but well worth a bit of effort to get them right.
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Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

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Re: Metcalfe Signal Box
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 04:54:06 pm »
With care this kit produces a really nice model. The steps are a bit of a challenge but well worth a bit of effort to get them right.
 :beers:

It is a cracking model, a steady hand, and tweezers are needed for the steps, they are tiny

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Re: Metcalfe Signal Box
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 06:12:52 pm »
It is indeed a lovely model.
Any chance of a picture?
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Metcalfe Signal Box
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 07:32:09 pm »
It is indeed a lovely model.
Any chance of a picture?
I'll try and take/post piccie tomorrow.
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Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

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Re: Metcalfe Signal Box
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 07:35:48 pm »
here's mine, apologies for the picture quality it's off my phone  :D




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Re: Metcalfe Signal Box
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2017, 07:41:08 pm »
You have certainly made an excellent job of that.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Metcalfe Signal Box
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2017, 08:48:56 pm »
Great kit and nicely done.  :thumbsup:

Built my two quite a while back (agree about the steps!) that survived a big move. Here's the smaller one:



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Re: Metcalfe Signal Box
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2017, 09:27:05 pm »
Very nice.

It is next on my pile of kits! The steps can't be smaller parts than the station window ledges?  :confused1:

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Re: Metcalfe Signal Box
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2017, 10:22:44 pm »
It is third in my pile of kits, wondering if Tornado/Phil? takes commissions to build? :beers:

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Re: Metcalfe Signal Box
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2017, 11:11:13 pm »
Very nicely done, chaps. I'm hopeful (ha!) that mine will achieve a similar standard.

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Re: Metcalfe Signal Box
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2017, 08:19:00 am »
It is third in my pile of kits, wondering if Tornado/Phil? takes commissions to build? :beers:

It's certainly very enjoyable to make, but I'm not sure my eyes could cope with multiple steps  :goggleeyes: :D

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Re: Metcalfe Signal Box
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2017, 08:26:43 am »
Great thread. I have yet to tackle one of their kits.... an early low relief job.

At the risk of getting on the wrong side of DaveG, maybe a bit more ground cover to hide the join between your excellent model and the landscape?

Eeek, George
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Metcalfe Signal Box
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2017, 09:08:08 am »
Great thread. I have yet to tackle one of their kits.... an early low relief job.

At the risk of getting on the wrong side of DaveG, maybe a bit more ground cover to hide the join between your excellent model and the landscape?

Eeek, George

Wrong side of me, George? Never!  :P

My poor example and excuse was/is an early photo (3 years +) and was plonked on my old layout to show the model soon after it was available.

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