Architectural Kits

Architectural kits

Reference Description Price
SCT4 LNWR Type 4 Signal Cabin
SCT4The 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.SCT4Wills 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.

SCT4A 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.

£30.00
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.
£2.70
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.

Courtesy Richard Doake on his Thurso layout

Courtesy Richard Doake on his Thurso layout

Courtesy Richard Doake on his Thurso layout

Courtesy Richard Doake on his Thurso layout

£39.50
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.
£18.50
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.
£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.
£22.00
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.
£34.50
LNF8 LNWR lattice footbridge
Etched brass kit of the standard LNWR footbridge with cast support pillars
£TBA