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This kit is modelled on the Midland Railway standard 4d box with characteristic hipped roof, and is based on the prototype at Swadlincote Junction, Leics. This timeless design lasted right up to the demise of mechanical signalling. Use the Ratio Signal Box Interior kit No. 224 for a 20 lever frame, level crossing wheel and other detail. Supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism (See the Pecoscene Weathering Powder range PS-360 - 365); glue is required to complete this model. Footprint 42mm x 27mm (excluding steps).
Recommended to be used with:
Ratio N range of Building and Accessory kits
All N Scale Model Railways and Modelling projects
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Ratio Scale Models was started in 1950 by Jack and Dev Webster, producing fine coach kits made from sheet plywood pressings in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. They commenced manufacturing plastic kits in 1959 and the name was changed to Ratio Plastic Models. The factory was moved to Goring-on-Thames in 1961, and to Sturminster Newton in 1972. As the range continued to grow, they moved to larger premises in Buckfastleigh in 1986. Ratio was sold to PECO in 1996; production now takes place at a new factory in Buckfastleigh, along with the Wills and Parkside ranges.