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Title: Signal Boxes
Post by: Dancess on September 06, 2012, 01:14:06 PM
Hi, Why is it that every ready made signal box, apart from Blue Anchor, has steps on the left hand side when looking from track side.

All I want is one the other way round ! Any ideas?

Thanks
Title: Re: Signal Boxes
Post by: Caz on September 06, 2012, 01:21:30 PM
If you find one, let me know, I've been looking for ages for one with steps on the right hand side, they all except as you say Blue Anchor have steps on the left.  I've tried modifying both the Peco and Ratio ones but as everything is handed to result is less than I'm looking for.  (http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/043/7/d/magnifying_glass_by_mirz123-d4ph3es.gif)
Title: Re: Signal Boxes
Post by: Jerry Howlett on September 06, 2012, 01:27:25 PM
Its fiddly, but try downloading the free sample from SMART models and printing it mirror image.

I built a lefthooker using it as a basis and simply built a bigger model..

(http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd518/JerryHowlett/Largesignalbox.jpg)
Title: Re: Signal Boxes
Post by: scotsoft on September 06, 2012, 01:40:00 PM
Now that is a very good solution to this problem.
Well done that man  :thumbsup: or should that be  :thumbsdown:  :smiley-laughing:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Signal Boxes
Post by: swisstony on September 06, 2012, 01:46:57 PM
I actually have one with steps on the right running straight down to the track, it's now surplus to my requirements, PM me if you are interested in it say a 5 you may need to repaint it though.   I believe it's ex farish, plastic design.

Its the one in the middle of the picture at the bottom along the slate wall
(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/N%20GAUGE/12.jpg)

In fact thinking about it, I also have the one in the front (in a white colour) that also has the steps you want :) which too is surplus
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