Crossing Keeper's Cottage

A highly ornate Crossing Keepers Cottage of the Southampton and Dorchester line (managed by L&SWR). The model has extensive two tone Flemish bond brickwork of the Victorian period.

The kit includes decorated interior and sets of level crossing road signs for both pre 1965 and post 1965 periods.

Cottage Footprint: 110 mm x 110 mm

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

Expert build time: 6 hrs.

Our Build Material Kit (below) contains sticky backed paper, board, transparent film and wire, or you can supply your own materials. Complete DIY material and Tool requirements are listed towards the bottom of this page.

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Crossing Keepers Cottage

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.


Keeper's Cottage Material Kit

  • 2 x 750 micron (0.75 mm)  A4 Grey Board.
  • 4 x A4 Sticky Backed Paper for Ink Jet or Laser Printers.
  • 1 x 99 mm x 210 mm x 250 micron (0.25 mm) Transparent Sheet.
  • 250 mm x 1.00 mm diameter wire (includes wire for one set of road signs).

You still need to print the model kits yourself and source adhesives.

Some kits require additional, standard, A4 white print paper that you probably already have to hand (not included).

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Material List

  1. Crossing Keeper's Cottage Kit (.pdf file)
  2. 4 x A4 Sticky Back Label Sheets (recommended). Otherwise, 80g/m2 A4 Copier/Ink Jet White Paper.
  3. 2 x A4 Grey Board*
  4. 1 x 80g/m2 A4 Copier/Ink Jet Non-Sticky White Paper
  5. 1 x 128 mm x 41 mm clear acetate sheet or packaging for window glass (Ideally 250 micron; thinner is ok)
  6. 250 x 1mm Diameter Wire
  7. Quick Drying PVA glue
  8. Paper Glue Stick
  9. Cyanoacrylate glue
  10. Double Sided Tape for windows if not using stick back paper.
  11. Green acrylic or enamel paint and white spirit for brush cleaning if using enamel paint.
  12. Artist Fixer Spray. To protect from moisture ingress if using water based ink

* Grey Board is a thicker form of cardboard 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. 2mm Drill Bit or Rod.
  6. Black, Brown & Green felt tip pens
  7. Tweezers or Thin Nosed Pliers
  8. Small Paint Brush
  9. Wire Cutters
  10. Magnifying Glass

The Prototype

Brockenhurst crossing keeper's cottage No7. with porch from No.8 and without modern extensions.