|SCT4||LNWR Type 4 Signal Cabin
The type 4 signal box was the standard LNWR design of signal cabin, which were built in large numbers from the mid 1870’s until the introduction of the Type 5 in 1904. The size of the cabin varied according to the number of levers which had to be accommodated, from 15 to 180. The prototype chosen (of which 200 were built) had 25 levers and could have either a brick or wood locking frame room or base, although stone was never apparently used. The etched brass kit provides the components to produce the upper part of the cabin, toilet, steps, etc. The locking frame room been left to the modeller to provide as this could be brick or timber, according to location and can be readily made from Wills scenic sheets.. Alternatively the cabin can be platform mounted or modelled as an overhead cabin situated on girders above the rails, as occurred in a number of locations.Wills Slate Roof sheeting is provided and the other architectural details, such as the locking room window frames are included on the etched brass fret. The kit includes a number of etched small details such as the brackets for the external walkway and the cabin equipment “in working order” plates. Cast brass finials are also included. We have also been able to include five sets of LNWR signal arms, spectacles and blinders on the etch.A variety of other sizes of cabin have been produced using this kit as the basis. For an example construction of the larger version used on the Clarendon layout, is featured in John Gowers’ article in Model Railway Journal No. 101, 1998. An example of a small platform mounted cabin made using our kit is also shown below.
|CB1||LNWR station canopy brackets
We are able to supply etched station canopy brackets to match the Grand Junction LNWR ‘prefabricated’ station building panels available from Parkside Dundas. These have been produced to meet our own modelling requirements and so are available in limited quantities.
Each etch produces four brackets.
|CSTT42||Cowan Sheldon 42′ Turntable
Etched kit for the Cowan Sheldon 42′ turntable as used by many pre group railways. These were used by many pre-group railway companies, who provided the turntable well using locally sourced material and minor components such as deck planking, rails, handrails and supports. Includes etches, 1/8” centre bearings and turned brass carrying wheels. Now includes the new “floating” drive system as an option.
|TTW42||Vacuum formed 42′ turntable well
Includes rolled bullhead carrying rail and chairs. Can be finished off to suit protptype installation with overlaid brick or stone walls, etc.
|CSTT50||Cowan Sheldon 50′ Turntable
These were used by many pre-group railway companies, who provided the turntable well using locally sourced material and minor components such as deck planking, rails, handrails and supports. The turntable kit, well and detailing parts are available separately to enable the modeller to build the finished turntable to represent a particular prototype.
The 50′ turntable kit is etched in N/S and includes a new “floating” drive system, carrying wheels, centre bearings, wire, etc. and is priced at £45.00.
|TTW50||Vacuum formed 50′ turntable well
Includes rolled bullhead carrying rail and chairs. Can be finished off to suit prototype installation with overlaid brick or stone walls, etc.
|TTS1||Turntable stanchions single rail pack of 12. or pack of 2.
Precision turned brass, for single handrail
|£6.50 or £1.10|
|TTS2||Turntable stanchions twin rail pack of 12. or pack of 2.
Precision turned brass, for two (upper and lower) handrails
|£8.50 or £1.40|
|TTDS||Turntable motor/gearbox, coupling & mounting plat
Highly geared 12V motor with grubscrew locked coupling to take 1/8″ turntable centre shaft. Pre drilled brass strip bracket for mounting unit under baseboard. Does not include indexing or stop switches but can be driven at low voltages down to 1 RPM. High gear ratio prevents turntable movement when power removed.
|LNF8||LNWR lattice footbridge
Etched brass kit of the standard LNWR footbridge with cast support pillars
Fog shelters were provided at signals to provide shelter for the fogman who would put detonators out to protect trains. This kit produces a Fogman’s shelter as shown in “LNWR Portrayed by Jack Nelson. During the summer months when not needed they could be found stored near signal boxes for maintenance. It is likely that the shelters were generally painted black, although typically few photos of such mundane items are hard to find.
The photo shows the test etch model. Production etches have the door opening blanked out, as they normally appeared. The kit contains a .012″ brass etch to make one shelter and instructions.
|LNW4WT||LNWR 4 Wheel Trolley
This is a model of one of the common LNWR 4W station trolleys. The kit makes the 6ft standard type as shown on page 70 of LMS Lineside (WSP). Used for larger parcels and packages, mail bags, etc. they lasted into BR days and were a common sight on station platforms. The kit contains .012″ brass etch and brass wire to make one trolley with instructions.
|LNWHC||LNWR Parcel Hand Cart
This kit produces a model of the small hand cart used on LNWR stations as shown in Fig 8 and Plate 2/148 on pages 66 and 67 of LMS Lineside (WSP). They were mainly used for small parcels, books and magazines (WHS had bookshops on larger LNWR stations), blankets and foot wamers for passengers in earlier days, etc. They were painted LNWR carriage lake, with black metalwork. The kit contains .012″ brass etch and brass wire to make one trolley with instructions.
|LNWWC||LNWR Water Crane. This is the type that was controlled by a below ground valve and which were both ground and platform mounted. Sometimes they were mounted straight into the platform without the base being visible and without the drain A split cover gave access to underground located valve.The kit has options to produce either. The column is lost wax cast brass, with etched parts for the base, drain, valve shaft support, etc. section of textured “hose” and instructions.