Building a signalbox is one thing, but what if you could give it a full interior, lighting and realistic sound? That’s exactly what DAN EVASON did with this super-detailed Ratio kit in 4mm scale.
Signalboxes are one of the most common buildings you will find on a railway. Without them, the railway network would not function. Often manned 24 hours a day, a signaller had to be ready to spring into action at a ring of a bell. Noting down every movement of operation in his log book, this was a serious job with no room for error: one wrong pull of a lever could result in a derailment and even worse a complete railway disaster.
From a modeller’s point of view, a signalbox is one of the most useful railway structures. They could be positioned at the end of a station, at a remote outpost to control loops, to operate signals around a level crossing or just simply at an intermediate block post with a crossover and a handful of signals.