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1 minute ago, PaulC said:

Thank you Noel.  A piece of 1mm florist wire was cut and glued at the meeting points of the tiles. Once dried, strips of duct tape (Tommy Walsh branded stuff from Poundland) were cut and laid along the florist wire and then rubbed in to the recesses of the tiles to attempt the effect of lead flashing. Everything was then primed before painting and weathering. Hope that helps. 

 

Paul

Very effective and resourceful.  The flashing looks superb.

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NIRclass80, is that the actual signal box?

Dave, thank you for the comments. 

 

Paul

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7 hours ago, PaulC said:

NIRclass80, is that the actual signal box?

Dave, thank you for the comments. 

 

Paul

Yes that's it in 1990. 

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Fantastic NIR, I've never seen a picture of it before. What strikes me most is the blanked out windows behind the lever frame, I wonder did this alteration occur after the removal of the narrow gauge line and much of the shed workings. O.o

Paul

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No problem Paul.  I have no idea when the windows being blanked out dates from but I will PM you a name of a local Ballymena railway buff who might be able to help.  It used to be great sitting in the cabin with the tablet exchange bell drowning out the sound of the church bells of St Patrick's as they practised during the evening.  Bliss!

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That's a  great tip for the lead flashing Paul

Will try that on the next building (probably Bantry engine  shed)

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NIRclass80, pm returned to you. 

Bantree, I look forward to seeing that, everything else I've seen of yours looks fab. 

Paul

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