SR Type 13 Signal Box

Introduced in 1939 the Type 13 remains in use at many locations throughout Southern England. This model is based on Deal in Kent. Deal contained 42 manual levers. It is an unusual variant as most type 13s had rectangular ground floor extensions either side of the oval centre. 

Modern prototype photographs show a two tone weathered brick, reproduced in the model for extra character.

Footprint: 127.5 mm x 59.5 mm (150.5 x 80.5 incl. overhangs)

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

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SR Type 13 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 pipes, or you can supply your own materials. Complete material requirements are listed below.

DIY Materials List (without interior)

  1. SR Type 13 Signal Box Kit (.pdf file)
  2. 5 x A4 Sticky Back 1 Label Sheets (recommended) . Otherwise, 3 x 80 g/m2 A4 Copier/Ink Jet White Paper and Paper Glue Stick.
  3. 1 x 80 g/m2 A4 Copier/Ink Jet White Paper
  4. 4 x 750 micron (0.75 mm)  A4 Grey Board*
  5. 1 x clear acetate sheet or packaging for window glass (Ideally 250 micron, thinner is ok)
  6. 1 x 1 mm x 170 mm wire (For down pipes)
  7. 1 x 1.3 mm wire x 100mm wire (For soil pipe)
  8. Quick Drying PVA glue.
  9. Paper Glue Stick 
  10. Cyanoacrylate glue.
  11. Double Sided Tape (For window glass fixing, if not using sticky label sheet)
  12. Black paint  (For pipes)
  13. Small sheet medium grade sand paper
  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 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. 1.5 mm, 2-3 mm drill bits and hand drill
  7. 0.7 mm diameter drill bit or pin (For stove pipe fabrication and pilot roof hole)
  8. Office Hole punch 
  9. Small paint Brush

The Prototype

on which this model is based.

Deal signal box