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Modelling Signal Boxes for Railway Layouts

By Terry Booker

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ISBN: 9781785002960
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 17/05/2017
PAGES: 240
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 425 colour photographs and 10 black & white photographs

It is hard to imagine a model railway layout without a signal box somewhere along the line. They were, after all, the most numerous of the steam-era buildings, and some were almost as old as the railways themselves, dating back to the mid-1800s. With the increased availability of signal box kits and ready-to-site versions, this book provides an invaluable and timely guide to just which box is right for your layout.


  • More than twenty model signal boxes are featured in actual layout locations
  • Presents forty kits and projects from Alphagraphix and Bilteezi to the latest in downloads and laser-cut kits, specially constructed with detailed and illustrated step-by-step descriptions
  • Offers tips, hints and useful advice on tools, adhesives and materials, always remaining cost-conscious for those with limited time and resources
  • Provides prototype images from the steam era to the present day
  • Demonstrates how to model realistically detailed interiors and clever ways to show them off
  • Shows how to scratch-build your own signal boxes using different methods and materials
  • Includes useful guidance on signals, signalling, and infrastructure, level crossings and lever frames

RRP: £19.99

Site Price: £15.99

E-Book Edition: £16.99 (incl. VAT)


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