Key Publishing and PJM Models’ latest laser-cut kit for ‘OO’ gauge models the distinctive West Coast Main Line signalbox at Norton Bridge. It is available now from the Key Model World Shop.
Key Publishing and PJM Models’ latest laser-cut kit for ‘OO’ gauge models the distinctive West Coast Main Line signalbox at Norton Bridge.
The 1961-built signalbox was located four miles north west of Stafford to oversee movements through the junction between the Crewe and Stoke-on-Trent lines on the WCML during its modernisation.
Above: The signalbox kit builds the distinctive West Coast Main Line structure. Mike Wild.
The ‘box was used for trials of experimental Westinghouse solid-state interlocking before being converted to standard relay-based interlocking and remained in use until closure in 2004, although the lower section remained as a relay room.
The latest exclusive PJM Models laser-cut kit for the Key Publishing Exclusives collection provides all the components required to assemble a scale model of Norton Bridge signalbox. Materials are MDF, plywood, clear sheet and a 3D printed vent. Full instructions and part diagrams are included with the kit which can be built in a modular fashion to allow the signalbox roof to remain removable for access to the interior.
Above: The roof can remain removable for access to the interior. Mike Wild.
Above: New to the Key Publishing Exclusives collection is this 'OO' gauge (4mm:1ft scale) laser-cut kit of Norton Bridge signalbox. Mike Wild.
The dimensions of the finished model are 240mm x 150mm x 105mm.
Norton Bridge signalbox is available to buy now from the Key Model World Shop with the price set at £47.99 including postage and secure packaging for the kit.