Saturday, 12 June 2010

Signalling Record Society

On the subject of online resources, the Signalling Record Society lists among its publications a Signal Box Register for the GCR, listing 'basic physical and chronological details of every known signalbox.' It's only £4-20 plus p&p which can't be bad, given that I paid £3 for a pint of ordinary bitter the other day!

If you haven't got a copy of the 1914 Appendix they can also supply that for £12-30 plus p&p, which again is excellent value.

Finally, if you check out their list of available photos there are lots of GCR boxes among them. Oh, and there's even a list of signal box diagrams that includes some on the GC.

Great Central Drawings Online

Some of you may be unaware that there is an online source of Great Central Drawings.

Some of the smaller items would make very nice castings or etchings, preferably in 7mm scale!!!

Dragon Models

Dragon Models now has a website. It is still under development but already it includes a full price list.

For the GC modeller Dragon provide a very good single bolster wagon in 7mm scale but also a range of wagon transfers including the GC, LDEC and CLC.

The 'small' GC lettering is too large to fit bolster wagons. Strangely, what you need for this purpose is 'small' lettering in 4mm scale. The small lettering is OK for certain ballast wagons in 7mm scale, although if you want to be accurate you will need to scratch build the actual wagons. (Or you can cheat and use modified Slaters Midland 3 plankers.)