Home LMTC My layout Evolution (layout) Evolution (photos) Clublayout Tips Rolling stock V100
Switch tower Tunnel entrance

2.1.4. Transformation of the switch tower :

A Märklin switch tower, which was alredy put together, bought on Ebay at a low price, will serve as a basis. I have the intention to make the whole interior, with the correct switch handles (see MIBA Stellwerke 1) and to give the outside another, proper look.

originele toestandaanbrengen van binnenmuren
    Tower as bought                                                            Posing of the interior walls

Als a first step, I make the walls of "architect cardboard".

Next, the flooring is made of thin Balsawood or styrene sheet of +-1mm thick. For both products, lines to represent the boards need to be carved in the material..
 

Afterwards , walls and floor are painted and joints are filled with a mixture of white glue with jointfille (grey) or fine sand. Sometimes you get some stains on the floor, but this helps to give the wall a realistic look

binnenmuren 2trap 1

    Walls and floor are in place                                              Making of the stair :  the steps


trap 2trap 3

There has to be a stair in order to get in the switch room, so a self-made stair is the only option. :

Dimensions of a indoor stair  :

Width +- 86cm (27mm in model), depth of a step +- 23 cm (7.2mm), height betwwen 2 steps +- 18cm (5.6mm).
The steps have a projection of  5 cm (1.6mm). and the boards on the side are +- 4 cm (1.3mm) thick. I made them a little bit larger..
The handrail is made of brass rods of  0.8 mm onto which a wooden board is glued.

trap 4trap 5

    The stair in 2 pieces, it will become in one piece later        The stairwell is already made, the handrail still needs to be painted


Switch tower part two



Home Top LMTC My layout Evolution (layout) Evolution (photos) Clublayout Tips Rolling stock V100
Switch tower Tunnel entrance