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Signalling Equipment

Signalling instruments come in a wide range of designs from the many different Railway companies which used to operate the Railway system.  

These instruments were fitted inside the  numerous signalboxes of which there are only a small number of survivors living on borrowed time.

These  instruments were beautifully hand-crafted from quality hardwood, mostly mahogany.

All the fittings were made from brass, cast-iron or steel. the wood cases were hand-finished by many expertly applied layers of French Polish.

With their brightly painted faces they make handsome and decorative items and grace any railway room or mantle piece.

Block Instruments & Repeaters

L M S SIGNAL POWER INDICATOR AND BELL.

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London Midland & Scottish Railway combined power and bell indicator from Kearsley Junction signal box.

GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY CASED BLOCK BELL

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R.E.Thompson "flat dome" block bell. This light cased instrument was built by the leading signalling instrument contractors R.E.Thompson whose workshops premises were at Hersham, Walton -on-Thames, Surrey. This company were one of the GWRs mayor suppliers and their block bells were beautifully made and highly reliable in service.

GWR 1947 DOUBLE LINE BLOCK INDICATOR

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Great Western Railway 1947 pattern double line block indicator. These handsome instruments would be paired to a block bell and would be used by the signalman for signalling trains on the " Absolute block system" meaning only one train permitted on the same line between two signalboxes

GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY WOOD CASED LAMP REPEATER

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Here is a GWR wood cased lamp repeater made by one of their signalling contractors . These repeaters would be installed where a signal was out of the view of the signalman and indicated to him if the lamp at the signal or signals was lit.

GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY TYERS & CO SIGNAL ARM REPEATER

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A GWR Tyers & Co wood cased signal arm repeater in full working order and tested.

GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY "H.WHITE AND CO" LAMP REPEATER

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Here we have a handsome wood cased repeater of the earlier type with the ornate "ogee" hand finished edging