This is a NSWGR rusticated weatherboard platform level signal box 17 feet 8 inches long that has been designed based using the Greg Edwards S3 Data Sheet for dimensions along with photographs of Kankool signal box. The door of this signal box is at the right hand end as per the Greg Edwards A3 Data Sheet which appears to be the more common version.
This signal box is available in both White Natural Versatile Plastic (previously called White Strong and Flexible - WSF) and Smooth Fine Detail Plastic (previously called Frosted Ultra Detail - FUD) acrylic material.
A set of detail parts
in Smooth Fine Detail Plastic (previously called Frosted Ultra Detail - FUD) acrylic material is required to complete this signal box. Included in the detail parts are two different doors, windows, water tank, downpipe, gutter and a timber beam fitted with 8 electrical insulators.
Be sure to order the Right Hand Detail Set
with the correct right hand doors, it is about how where the hinges and door knobs are and that the door would be hinged on the end wall.
White Natural Versatile Plastic (previously called White Strong and Flexible - WSF) material has a fine 'sandy' surface that needs to be sprayed with several coats of Auto Primer Filler or Auto Spray Putty and then rubbed back with about 1500 grit Wet and Dry paper to smooth the surface. It is up to the modeller to sand between coats or after several coats. Be careful not to sand the any detail away, particularly the corrugations in the roof. The corrugations could be brushed along their length while the paint is wet to stop the corrugations from filling with paint.
Smooth Fine Detail Plastic (previously called Frosted Ultra Detail - FUD) version of this signal box only needs to be rinsed in some acetone for a couple of minutes prior to painting. This is to remove any last traces of the waxy support material from the printing process.
Paint with the final colours either in the NSWGR 'Stone' colour scheme or the later pastel colour scheme (usually pale green blue or cream with white trim).
Please note that the model pictured has only has one coat of primer followed by the final colours to depict a perhaps more 'normal' finish and not the multiple coats of primer and rubbing back to smooth the surface.