Building Swithland signalbox

When you want to model a specific railway structure, in many cases the only way is to scratch build. PAUL CHAPMAN explains how he built Swithland Signalbox for the Great Central Railway layout.


Above: The completed models of Swithland signalbox and relay house stand proudly on the GCR layout as the signature structures. Both are scratchbuilt from plasticard with the relay house using mounting card for its internal structure. Mike Wild.

Modelling Swithland Sidings on the Hornby Magazine Great Central Railway (GCR) layout didn’t call for many structures - but there was one very important pair which needed to be recreated for an authentic feel – the signalbox and associated brick-built relay house.

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