Oxford Rail models
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.