lswr type 4 signal box

LSWR Type 4 Signal Box

Introduced in 1845, with the last examples built by the Southern Railway up to 1928. Still in use during the BR period.

Presented in Old English Brick Bond and BR(S) building green, white and cream paintwork.

Footprint: 121 mm x 53 mm (125 x 61 incl. overhangs)

Required Skill Level: ADVANCED (Please see Home page for definition)
Expert build time: 9 hrs.

New Oct 17 - Improved Barrier assembly method

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LSWR Type 4 Signal Box in BR(S) livery

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. LSWR Type 4 Signal Box Kit (.pdf file)
  2. 3 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. 2 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. Double Sided Tape (For window glass fixing, if not using sticky label sheet)
  7. Quick Drying PVA glue.
  8. 250 mm x 1 mm  wire (For down pipes)
  9. Humbrol No.30 green paint of similar.
  10. Cyanoacrylate glue.
  11. 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. 0.7mm Diameter Drill Bit or Pin (For stove pipe fabrication and pilot roof hole)
  7. 2-3mm Diameter Drill Bit and Drill (For stove pipe roof hole)
  8. Tweezers or thin nosed electrical pliers (To aid step assembly)
  9. Wire cutters and small paint brush (For down pipe cutting and painting)
  10. Magnifying Glass

The Prototype

on which this model is based.
An amalgamation of Farncombe East and Hewish Gates Boxes