Happy New Year to All our Customers & Friends, New & Old
Lockdown 3 now means that the shop is closed to walk-in customers but we continue to be OPEN to Online orders which we can deliver or arrange a Click 'n' Collect option. Please continue to order as normal and we will despatch orders on a daily basis during this period.
Click 'n' Collect: Please wait for the email to say that your order has been despatched and your order will be waiting for you to collect between 11am - 2pm on that day or the day after. If you need to, email in to arrange another time.
Signals are vitally important to the safe running of any railway. Policemen acted as the very first signalmen and used hand-signals to control locomotive movements. As time progressed and accidents happened, the need for better signalling systems became all too clear. Wires and interlocking control systems soon became the norm as safety became paramount in the operation of a safe railway. The telegraph bell code system completed the system as boxes were able to communicate with each other prior to locomotives being allowed to enter a new section of track. In todays digital age, semaphore signals are rare but can still be found in use in places, and most certainly on the preserved railways up and down the country. Here, we have a mixture of the old and new so that you can set up your railway exactly as you want it to be.