While Airfix has been resurrected by Hornby Hobbies Ltd.
, DAPOL owns the molds for the Airfix railway models. This line of products includes the beloved Rosebud Kitmaster
models. These kits are available from DAPOL Model Railways, which is why I show DAPOL under RELATED LINK TITLE as well as their ITEM ID and price. Please visit the reviews of their items.
Molded in twenty-one firm buff styrene pieces and based on The Midland Railway's
Oakham in Rutland prototype, Airfix's Signal Box is a simple kit of this essential and ubiquitous facility of railways. With no foundation, this compact model structure can easily be incorporated into one's model railroad, a diorama or built as a stand-alone piece.
Oddly, no decals proclaiming Oakham Level Crossing are provided! Perhaps DAPOL has remedied this?
This building is full of windows but no interior is given. Not even a floor!
Molding quality of the thin parts is crisp with no flash evident. Very light raised surface detail simulates the lap planking of the structure. The shingles are softly molded. I will cover mine with paper or card shingles. No ejector marks mar visible areas. I spy no sink holes on a viewable side.
As was (and still is to an extent) the fashion of the day, the scale is labeled HO (1/87, 3.5 millimeters to the foot ) & OO ( 1/76, 4 millimeters to the foot ). This is a peculiarity of British model railroading, that the bigger English OO scale runs on the smaller scale HO track.
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