Monday, 29 June 2015

Lamps for Lynton

Langley models lamps have received some paint ready for installation . I still need to add the telephone insulators that sat atop the lamps  before putting in situ.

These Langley lamps come supplied with clear glass covers . However I've removed these as they seemed far too over scale.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

The benefits of a thorough book

 When I first built my model of the station building there wasn't the book " Measured and Drawn " to consult. Instead my research was based on a 7mm layout and the station building as I t exits today. Maybe if I had paid more attention I would have seen then in its original form that slate was not so abundant on the station front. So now I have other alterations to make courtesy of better research. Oh well , now how to rectify this ?

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

"Base -ics"

Lynton station building base needed some basic improvement so I have carefully created a more solid base using plastic sheet. This has improved the solidity of the structure enormously .
My plan is to seat the building into the platform by the same thickness of this base. Let's see how this works out ....

On the underside there's now better clearance for my rudimentary internal lighting wire . Another plus! 

Monday, 1 June 2015

Framing the station

After some time not reporting any news here I'm pleased to now update on some changes I've made to the station building.The original model was made way back in 2001. Looking at the model more closely I could see some updating and improvements were in order. I've added framing to doors for one thing and taken the opportunity to improve the stability of what was in essence a fairly flimsily built  card model.
The door framing is shown here