Ox­ford Rail mod­els

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Ox­ford Rail’s new ‘OO’ struc­tures range fea­tures a GWR sta­tion and sig­nal box both based on the ex­tant struc­tures at More­ton-in-marsh. The sta­tion build­ing is now avail­able and I sus­pect I’m not the only modeller to be dis­ap­pointed that Ox­ford has cho­sen to model this fine old build­ing in its cur­rent state, with­out chim­neys or slates. Nev­er­the­less, I bought one and de­cided at once to see how well I could back­date it. In ad­di­tion to adding chim­ney stacks and roof slates, I de­cided to in­ves­ti­gate the pos­si­bil­ity of adding the storm porch which was built some­time in the early 20th cen­tury and was still present in the 1960s. The awning on the model rep­re­sents its cur­rent ap­pear­ance and is sim­i­lar to the orig­i­nal awning, which dated from con­struc­tion in the 1870s. I also in­tend to in­ves­ti­gate whether a cou­ple of mod­ern doors can be re­placed with some­thing more tra­di­tional. Fi­nally, in re­paint­ing the model into BR Western Re­gion choco­late and cream, 1960s style, I will rec­tify some rather hap­haz­ard paint­work which af­flicts my ex­am­ple but may not af­fect oth­ers.

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