Coal Post

I’m helping our model railway club build a layout that is set near to us in Swanley. In the real world, there is a Coal Post at the side of the line between Swanley and St Mary Cray station:

I thought it would be worth having one on our layout, so measured some photos and 3D designed one:

Unfortunately, this didn’t print terribly well on my 3D printer:

A friend of mine has a much better 3D printer that prints using resin, and this gave a much better result:

And this is what it would look like on one of the model railway boards:

It will need painting and weathering, but I’ll leave that to the experts in the club.

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