Kankool Signal Box & platform

A few weeks ago I made a start on the platform for the signal box at Kankool.

I have a few reasonable photos of the structure, but was always unsure of its construction

From what I can work out, the main frame is made up of large C-channel section supported on a frame constructed from rail.

So after scaling of some dimensions from photos, I started on a jig to aid in assembly. It didn’t take me long to knock up the structure using brass C-channel and some code 70 rail.

The cross bracing between the two main girders is most likely not prototypical, but as it will all be hidden under the timber platform, I wasn’t worried.

The structure was then temporarily located in position on the layout, the locations for the posts marked, and holes drilled into the foam.

I also designed and 3D printed a support base for the signal box itself. This will be clad in corrugated iron below floor level. The signal box is a 3D print from Ray Pilgrim’s Signals Branch shop on Shapeways.

Posted on Apr 6, 2021, in Kankool and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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