Ratio OO Building Kits

Detailed plastic kits for railway buildings and building detailing packs.
A common feature of country stations large and small, whilst market town cattle docks could be very large indeed. Our model is of the one at Yeovil Pen Mill (GWR) Station, Somerset. Livestock (Modelscene Cows Ref. 5100, Sheep and Lambs Ref. 5110, Pigs Ref. 5108, and Horses Ref.5105) was conveyed on British railways until around 1973, although many cattle docks remained in place unused, becoming overgrown - an interesting scenic feature. Supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism; glue is required to complete this model. Footprint 170mm x 110mm
£19.95
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(Product Ref 32250)
An essential part of every small steam loco depot, add some Peco Scene Real Coal Refs PS-330/1/2 for full effect. Supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism; glue is required to complete this model. Footprint 60mm x 55mm
£10.00
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(Product Ref 32253)
Large capacity square water tank on brick building. Based on a water tank at Taunton these tanks were often installed at large depots and stations to ensure consistant water supply. The building below could be used as a stores, or to accomodate a pump.
Size 90x60mm
£19.95
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(Product Ref 32254)
Usually used for storage around the station or goods yard, they often can be found being used as sheds or on farmland. Clutter included; supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism; glue is required to complete this model. Footprint 176mm x 90mm
£6.25
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(Product Ref 32255)
2 huts for shelter and tool storage or with many other uses; platelayers huts, tool stores, lamp huts etc. - even garden/allotment sheds or temporary site huts. Glue and paints required to complete model. Footprint: 42mm x 32mm each
£6.65
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Plymouth: 1
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(Product Ref 32259)
30 sacks, 6 pallets and 4 barrels; useful for detailing around the Goods Shed (Ratio 534), Coal/Timber Merchants (Ratio 525), Provendor Store (Ratio 513) or station yard. Glue and paints required to complete model.
£4.75
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(Product Ref 32262)
Kit and scratch builders accessory, 724mm of station canopy valancing and 6 notice boards.
£4.75
Warehouse: 2
Gloucester: 1
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(Product Ref 32264)
A Southern Railway design that will span 2 tracks and includes lamps and smoke deflectors. Glue and paints required to complete model. Span 150mm.
£14.30
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(Product Ref 32265)
The Southern Railway produced pre-cast concrete huts after WW2 to replace wooden huts in many locations; these were used by platelayers to store tools and for shelter. Glue and paints required to complete model. Kit includes parts for 2 huts: Footprint: 50mm x 38mm each
£6.65
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(Product Ref 32266)
If you have a large goods yard on your layout, this would make a good mess coach for the staff. It could also be used as a dwelling or provide sleeping accomodation on a campsite. Includes clutter; glue and paints required to complete model. Footprint: 195mm x 45mm
£10.00
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(Product Ref 32267)
Stone edged platform with brick support will make up various combinations of platform; glue and paints required to complete model. See also Modelscene Station Staff 5059, Passengers Standing Sets A and B 5057 and 5058. Footprint: 480mm x 92mm
£9.75
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(Product Ref 32268)
Many goods yards had weigh bridges so that the 'carriage price' of a load to be carried by rail could be costed. Goods were then loaded into the goods shed. Supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism; glue is required to complete this model. Footprint; Weighing Deck 85mm x 50mm, hut 45mm x 35mm.
£6.65
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(Product Ref 32272)
Suitable for extending the Coal Depot (Ref 532) or as a stand alone item. The Ratio 526 Coal Sacks kit and Peco Scene Real Coal Refs PS-330,1 and 2 can provide extra detailing. Glue and paints required to complete model. Footprint: 75mm x 32mm
£6.20
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Bristol: 1
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(Product Ref 32281)
Kit includes 48 coal sacks. Initially coal was transported in 12 ton wagons to railway yards. Coal merchants then transferred it to heavy duty 1 cwt sacks for supply to customers. The kit also includes weights and scales; supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism; glue is required to complete this model.
£5.00
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(Product Ref 32274)
A very useful set of oil storage tanks. Designed for use with oil depot kit 529, these have many other uses like fuel storage for diesel locomotive depots.
£9.95
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(Product Ref 32278)
Oil depot for distribution of domestic oil, which was transferred to road vehicles to deliver to domestic customers. Kit includes hut, base , pipe fittings, catwalk, ladders and Esso transfers. The Peco Wonderful Wagons Petrol Tanker Kits R-75RD and R-75S kits can be used as delivery vehicles. Supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism; glue is required to complete this model. Footprint 180mm x 95mm
£16.55
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(Product Ref 32277)
Where carriages, multiple unit sets or modern locos are stored for cleaning and maintenance, narrow platforms are provided for access. Still widely used today alongside carriage sidings, and also within storage and maintenance facilities (See Ratio 527 Carriage Shed and Wills Modern SSM300 Modern Industrial Building and SSM315 Extension kits). Supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism. Glue is required to complete this model. Footprint: 500mm long plus access steps
£8.90
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(Product Ref 32290)
Water towers with cranes were generally used on platforms and in other areas with restricted space.
£14.65

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(Product Ref 32276)
This kit is modelled on the Midland Railway standard 4d box with characteristic hipped roof, and is based on the prototype at Swadlincote Junction, Leics. This timeless design lasted right up to the demise of mechanical signalling. The Ratio Signal Box Interior kit 553 will provide a wealth of interior detail. Supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism (See the Pecoscene Weathering Powder range PS-360 - 365); glue is required to complete this model. Footprint 130mm x 50mm.
£25.75
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(Product Ref 32284)
The kit comprises a coaling stage, water tower with crane, and a hoist for loading the coal. This model and the Engine Shed kit (Ref 522) make a good starting point for any layout in need of steam engine facilities. The Pecoscene Real Coal range (PS-330 -332) provides the perfect addition, as do the Pecoscene Ash and Cinder Scatter Materials (PS-320 - 322). An Inspection Pit (Peco LK-56/156) was also a common feature. Supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism; glue is required to complete this model. Footprint: 140mm x 80mm
£26.00
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Gloucester: 1
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(Product Ref 32288)
From the late 1960's the spread of shipping containers revolutionised the transport of goods. On the railways marshalling yards gave way to intermodal depots as containers are transferred between ships, trains and road vehicles. The Rolling Underframe kit (Ref 546A) can be added to transform this unit into a movable crane. Supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism; glue is required to complete this model. Footprint; Sides 61mm wide X 125mm High, Span 153mm
£26.25
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(Product Ref 32292)
With its fine scale latticework and curved section roof, this typical footbridge will add interest and a sense of importance to any model station.The versatile kit design means that the stairs can be assembled to face in either direction or straight off the end of the bridge. Additional kits can be used to create multiple spans, whilst larger, busier stations often had 2 stairways to each platform, leading off in both directions. Could also be used without the roof sections at a large terminus under an overall station canopy. Supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism; glue is required to complete this model. Span: 180mm
£25.40
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(Product Ref 62505)
Scratch and Kit builders accessory pack. Supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism; glue is required to complete this model. This kit includes:
• 8 Semi - Circular brick arches - Internal Diameter 30mm, External Diameter 37mm
• 8 Semi - Circular brick arches - Internal Diameter 7mm, External Diameter 11mm
• 2 Circular brick window surrounds - Internal Diameter 8mm, External Diameter 13mm
• 2 Window/Door Arches - Length 48mm
£4.75
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(Product Ref 32269)
8 Round arch-topped 19th Century style window frame mouldings 20mm High x 11mm Wide.
£4.75
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(Product Ref 32271)
Pack includes: 432mm of guttering, 465mm of soffits, 4 x 71mm down pipes, 1 angled water pipe and 14 down pipe brackets.
£5.55
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(Product Ref 32286)
Pack of 2 which can also be used as cold frames. Approximately 32mm long and 22mm wide each. Glue and paints required to complete model.
£4.15
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(Product Ref 32260)
Pack includes 24 9mm x 16mm classic Great Western style signal box windows.
£2.10
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(Product Ref 32360)
A 45mm long replication of a wooden staircase, such as would be used to provide access to a signal box or other raised office/factory areas. Supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism; glue is required to complete this model.
£2.10
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(Product Ref 32362)
Kit and scratch builders accessory, 100mm high chimney with cowl, hand wheels and chimney support wires.
£4.15
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(Product Ref 32258)
Pack includes: 8 Large windows (20mm x 20mm), 2 Standard windows (9mm x 20mm) , and 6 Small (9mm x 14mm) classic Midland style signal box windows.
£5.55
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(Product Ref 32287)
To fit under the Ratio Locomotive Lifting Hoist (545) or Overhead Traversing Crane (546) to allow them to run along tracks (not included). The kit makes a pair of rolling underframes. Length 61mm.
£6.10
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A well designed model kit to build a model of a brick-built GWR signal box. This was a standard GWR design and a huge number were built all over the system. Despite rationalisation over the years there are still many to be seen today, with a number still in operation on heritage railways. The model is based on the medium sized box at Buckfastleigh on the South Devon Railway, a quite small country station with loops and goods sidings.
This model will be perfect for a country stations and branchline junctions, but can easily be altered. The GWR built these signal boxes on a modular basis, so the kit can easily be shortened (by removing the central window unit and one of the adjacent frame uprights) to create a box for a small station. Similarly kits can be combined and/or used with some embossed plastic sheet to add window frame units to recreate a large box suitable for a mainline station.

Features include the finely moulded GWR signal box window frames, steps and typical GWR-style slate roof. Moulded in the correct colours, painting is optional but good results can be obtained by carefully painting, especially as the GWR often used engineers blue bricks for corners and foundation courses. Running a wash of cream/grey paint over the wall then wiping off the brick surfaces to leave the lighter colour in the grooves also nicely recreates the appearance of the mortar between the bricks.
£26.80
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(Product Ref 73123)
Adds the finishing touches to any signal box (See Ratio 500, 503, 536, 552 and Wills SS48 kits); it contains all you need to fit out a typical signal box including a 20-lever frame and a level crossing operating wheel. Glue and paints required to complete model.
£14.65
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(Product Ref 32481)

These specially reinforced ARP (Air Raid Precautions) signal boxes featured substantial construction, primarily to protect the locking room gear from bomb blasts during air raids in World War II. A number of similar signal box designs were still to be found around the rail network until quite recently, due to them being difficult to demolish!
Based on the LMS-designed example at Town Green, Ormskirk the Ratio kit faithfully replicates the prototype and builds into a sturdy, if not bombproof, model. All moulded parts are produced to a high standard and in base colours. Kit requires painting and light weathering to create the model pictured above.

£17.50
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(Product Ref 67652)
Originally a war time structure, many of these have survived and found to have many different uses. The kit will make up 2 full length (approx 170mm long and 75mm wide) huts; however, the supplied internal bracings are also detailed as ends so it is also possible to make up 4 shorter (85mm long x 75mm wide) huts if required. Glue and paints are required to complete this model.
£11.55
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(Product Ref 52)
A detailed plastic kit building a signal box based on the box at Highley on the Severn Valley Railway. Appearing quite typical of GWR signal boxes with a brick base and wooden top this particular box was supplied by signalling contractors Mackenzie & Holland, their design 'type 3', making this kit ideal for freelance layouts set anywhere in the country.
Size 92x51mm including steps.
£19.95

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(Product Ref 32248)
The use of old coach bodies as stores, mess huts or even homes was common. Clutter included, huge scope for adding detail to such a scene. Supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism; glue is required to complete this model. Footprint 115mm x 40mm
£6.65

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(Product Ref 32249)
In the days when everything came by rail, even the smallest goods yard would provide a facility for the local coal merchant next to a siding. The Ratio 526 Coal Sacks kit and Peco Scene Real Coal Refs PS-330,1 and 2 can provide extra detailing, as can the Modelscene Coalman and Scales Ref. 5029. Supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism; glue is required to complete this model. Footprint 140mm x 30mm
£11.10

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(Product Ref 32280)
Often, the yard foreman would have an office near the yard gate, for completing paperwork and answering the telephone (don't forget the telegraph poles [Ref 452]!). Supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism. glue is required to complete this model.
Footprint: 46mm x 30mm.
£4.75

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(Product Ref 32283)
Often seen supporting railway cuttings and embankments in urban areas where there is insufficient space for earth slopes. Make cuttings, yard walls or raised railway viaducts with these versatile sections. Supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism; glue is required to complete this model. Length 350mm, Height 45mm
£9.45

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(Product Ref 32285)
These towers are an impressive sight and were an essential feature on mainline railways. The Pecoscene ranges provide the perfect loading material, Real Coal (PS-330 -332), Limestone (PS-342 and 3), Sand (PS-344), Iron Ore (PS-340), Grey Stone (PS-300- 307), and Brown Stone (PS-310 - 317) for a quarry, mine or pit loading hopper. Supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism. Glue is required to complete this model. Footprint: 64mm x 50mm, Height 95mm
£29.25

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(Product Ref 30745)
Detailed model kit to build a small platform or ground mounted signal box.
Small signal boxes like this one were built at many minor branchline stations where traffic did not require a larger 'box to manage the basic arrangements of passing loop and siding. This size would also be suitable a level crossing box with signals operated by the crossing keeper to warn approaching trains.
Size 65x50mm
£19.95

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(Product Ref 32251)
A detailed plastic kit modelled on the stone-built station building at Castle Cary, Somerset. The local stone construction allows the structure to easily be relocated to anywhere in Britain by adjusting the finish painting to match the colours used by the appropriate railway company. This structure incorporates all of the facilities needed at a country station and the kit is completed with optional notice/poster boards, telephone and first aid boxes.
Model measures 210x135mm including canopy.
£32.55

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(Product Ref 32252)
This versatile building would contain a boiler to provide steam either for a pump raising water or to generate electricity for a small factory. Supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism; glue is required to complete this model. Footprint 110mm x 90mm
£19.95

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(Product Ref 32256)
Quick to build from pre-cast concrete sections these goods stores were put up in station yards to provide increased covered storage capacity. Many were let to traders and a few can still be found today.

This kit is a little more complex than many other Ratio buildings, needing care to assemble all of the correct parts to the correct panels. Just like the prototypes there are several possible floorplans, larger buildings needing the parts of a second kit.

£19.90

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(Product Ref 32261)
Ratio OO Platform Canopy 515
Ridge roofed platform canopy, designed for use as an island platform canopy (tracks both sides) but can easily be adapted for side platforms. Kit includes glazed roof sections and kits can be joined to build larger structures.
Area approx 270mm x 50mm, 10.5in x 2in.
£16.80

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(Product Ref 32263)
The Ratio 522 single road engine shie is supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism. Glue is required to complete this model. Footprint 176mm x 90mm


£31.50

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(Product Ref 32270)
Many merchants had private sidings where they could be supplied directly by rail. This kit includes office, loading platform, coal scales, hoist and 2 lamps and can be constructed in a number of ways. The Ratio 514 Pallets, Sacks and Barrels, 526 Coal Sacks kits and Modelscene 5029 Coalmen and Scales can provide extra detailing. Supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism; glue is required to complete this model. Footprint 160mm x 105mm
£26.00

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(Product Ref 32273)

These were a common feature in sidings where repairs, cleaning and maintenance were effected. This shed will cover 2 tracks and can easily be extended; the kit includes guttering and centre walkway. A versatile kit with many uses both on and off the railway. Glue and paints required to complete model. Footprint 320mm x 105mm.

£26.00

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(Product Ref 32275)
The essential items for all stations until recently was a goods shed. Inside, dry goods were stored and transhipped from road to rail via the internal platform. The shed usually had a crane (Ref 531) or hoist (Ref 543) inside, whilst pallets and sacks (Ref 514) would be seen stacked around the site. A good example of this type of goods shed can still be seen standing in Ross on Wye, long after the railway has disappeared. Supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism; glue is required to complete this model. Footprint 155mm x 170mm
£32.55

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(Product Ref 32282)
Modelled on a hoist found at Plymouth Laira depot which is still in use today assisting with the maintenance of Locos and rolling stock. An Inspection Pit (Peco LK-56/156) was also often provided.The Rolling Underframe kit (Ref 546A) can be added to transform this unit into a movable crane. Supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism; glue is required to complete this model. Footprint 61mm wide, Span 90mm
£24.45

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(Product Ref 32291)
2 brick built chimney stacks with pots in kit form. Supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism; glue is required to complete this model.
£2.10

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(Product Ref 32361)
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Ratio kits are pre-formed plastic sections with door and window cut-outs moulded into the walls.

Ratio produce a wide range of additonal accessories including fencing and signals. These have been moved to their own section in Lineside Accessories.