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Author Topic: Scenecraft Level Crossing 42-038  (Read 2558 times)

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Scenecraft Level Crossing 42-038
« on: October 14, 2013, 12:16:56 pm »
Scenecraft Level Crossing 42-038

This level crossing was something that I had been excited to see when it was first announced.  A typical British level crossing.

I feel that the detailing that is on the road itself if great, and it has a good weathered effect.

I am disappointed with a few aspects though.  The grass area could have been painted a dark colour before sticking on the 'grass', as you can still see the plastic through it.  The red and white lines on the signs aren't as crisp as the picture on the box.  But, the reason why I've been so picky is because of the barriers themselves, which are awful!  Maybe I've been unlucky?!

If you look at the images below then you can see what I have, and what the model should look like.  The barriers all appear to be upside down (the barrier lights are the red nodules touching the ground, the white ones in the picture don't exist).  Also, you can see in the stock photo that the gate should be slightly to the left with the 'weight' to the left of the pin, however, the pin has been put in the wrong place.

Disappointing, but salvageable with some work which I shouldn't have to do.






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Re: Scenecraft Level Crossing 42-038
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013, 02:07:08 pm »
That looks really disappointing, Chris :thumbsdown:
Even if you fed the barriers some Viagra it doesn't get away from the fact they are upside down IMO.
The box appears to show counterweights on the barrier arms and they don't seem to be there on the actual thing ???

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Re: Scenecraft Level Crossing 42-038
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 04:58:17 pm »
I don't think they are upside down as you can see where they should rotate on the base.

As far as needing Viagra, I think if you tightened their nuts they would stand to attention just fine  :D

I suppose it would be too much to hope that the flashers work?

That could be a nice wee project to get the barriers to lift and the flashers to flash  :thumbsup:

cheers John.

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Re: Scenecraft Level Crossing 42-038
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 05:34:34 pm »
In the picture the barrier lights are on top of the barriers, but in the flesh they are under the barriers i.e. resting on the ground.
Summat is upside down, surely :hmmm: :confused2:

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Re: Scenecraft Level Crossing 42-038
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2013, 05:38:22 pm »
They must have been shoved on the wrong way up, I never noticed there were lights on the ends of the arms, so more fiddly wiring for Tank to do  :D

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Re: Scenecraft Level Crossing 42-038
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2013, 05:47:16 pm »

That could be a nice wee project to get the barriers to lift and the flashers to flash  :thumbsup:

cheers John.


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Re: Scenecraft Level Crossing 42-038
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2013, 10:20:54 pm »
"Littlewood" had a working n gauge level crossing, with flashing lights that weren't like something out of disco ;-)

Shame about the model though Tank - looks good, just a bit wrong in the execution!

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Re: Scenecraft Level Crossing 42-038
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2013, 12:12:58 pm »
"Littlewood" had a working n gauge level crossing, with flashing lights that weren't like something out of disco ;-)

Harsh!!  :(

It's barely noticeable in situ!

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