lbscr signal box

LB&SCR Signal Box

This box is based on Drayton and contained 16 levers. Introduced in 1876 and demolished in 1986. It stood next to and controlled the level crossing.

A Saxby & Farmer style used widely on the LB&SCR. The livery is estimated from a photograph, believed to by 1960s BR(S) period.

A low height building suitable for placing on a station platform or free standing alongside the railway track.

Footprint: 82 mm x 45.5 mm (82 x 55.5 incl. overhangs)

Required Skill Level: ADVANCED (Please see Home page for definition)

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LB&SCR Signal Box

Delivered as a .pdf data file.

When your payment has cleared at PayPal you will be shown the assembly instructions to download. The kit .pdf file will be delivered separately to your PayPal registered email address within 24 hours of cleared payment.

Our Build Materials Kit contains sticky backed paper, board, acetate and wire, or you can supply your own materials. Complete material requirements are listed below.

Material List

  1. LB&SCR Signal Box Kit (.pdf file)
  2. 3 x A4 Sticky Back 1 Label Sheets (recommended). Otherwise, 3 x 80g/m2 A4 Copier/Ink Jet White Paper
  3. 1 x 80g/m2 A4 Copier/Ink Jet White Paper (for name board, gutters and stove pipe)
  4. 2 x 0.75 (750 micron) A4 Grey Board*
  5. 1 x A4 transparent printing film or packaging (Ideally 0.25 mm but thinner is ok)
  6. 10 mm square aluminium kitchen foil (for mirror, if fitted)
  7. 70 mm x 1.3 mm wire
  8. 60 mm x 1 mm wire
  9. 150 mm x 0.6 mm wire
  10. Quick drying PVA glue
  11. Cyanoacrylate glue.
  12. Double sided tape (For window glass if not using sticky paper)
  13. Paper Glue Stick
  14. Artist fixer spray - To protect from potential ink runs due to moisture ingress if using water based ink

* Grey Board is a thicker form of cardboard, usually made from recycled material. Available from packaging firms, or eBay

Tool List

  1. Scalpel with either spare blades or sharpening stone
  2. Scissors
  3. Cutting mat or thick card
  4. Metal mm rule
  5. Black felt tip pen
  6. 0.7 mm diameter drill bit or rod
  7. Tweezers or thin nosed electrical pliers (To aid step assembly)
  8. Wire cutters
  9. Magnifying glass

The Prototype

on which this model is based
Drayton, near Chichester, West Sussex on the south coast line.