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.

Ratio OO GWR Signal Box 500
Modelled on the signal box at Highley, SVR this is a typical GWR brick base and wood top design box. The design originating with signalling contractors Mackenzie & Holland, making this box ideal for freelance layouts set anywhere in the country.
Size 92x51mm including steps.
£17.95
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Available from shops: Bristol: 1, Coventry: 1
(Product Ref #32248)
Ratio OO Grounded Coach Body 501
£6.00
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Available from shops: Bristol: 1, Coventry: 1
(Product Ref #32249)
Ratio OO Cattle Dock 502
Based on the cattle dock at Yeovil Pen Mill this kit builds a very detailed model of a common style of cattle pens. Numerous additional details are supplied to give the cattle opens a well used look, even when empty.
Size 170x110mm
£17.95
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Available from shops: Bristol: 1
(Product Ref #32250)
Ratio OO Platform or Ground Level Signal Box 503
Detailed model kit to build a small platform or ground mounted signal box. Small signal boxes like this one were built at many�small branchline stations where traffic did not require a larger 'box.
Size 65x50mm
£17.95
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Available from shops: Bristol: 1
(Product Ref #32251)
Ratio OO Station Building 504
Based on the stone-built station building at Castle Cary this structure incorporates all of the facilities needed at a country station. The kit includes notice/poster boards, telephone and first aid boxes.
Model measures 210x135mm including canopy.
£28.75
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(Product Ref #32252)
Ratio OO Coaling Stage 505
A small wooden coaling stage, often seen at small country engine sheds, storing coal for the branch tank engine.
60x55mm
£8.95
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Available from shops: Coventry: 1, Plymouth: 1
(Product Ref #32253)
Ratio OO Water Tower 506
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
£17.95
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Available from shops: Bristol: 1
(Product Ref #32254)
Ratio OO Grounded Van Body Kit 507
Grounded van body plastic kit
£5.50
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(Product Ref #32255)
Ratio OO Pump House/Boiler House 508
£17.95
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(Product Ref #32256)
Ratio OO 2x Wooden Lineside Huts 511
£6.00
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(Product Ref #32259)
Ratio OO Provender or Goods Store 513
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.

Saize (largest building assembled from one kit) 90x70mm

£17.95
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(Product Ref #32261)
Set of pallets, sacks and barrels, as seen around industries and businesses throughout the country.
£4.25
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(Product Ref #32262)
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.
£15.25
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Available from shops: Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #32263)
£4.25
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Available from shops: Cardiff: 1
(Product Ref #32264)
Ratio OO Concrete Footbridge 517
£12.95
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Available from shops: Gloucester: 1, Plymouth: 1
(Product Ref #32265)
Ratio OO Large Grounded Mess Van/Store 519
£8.95
Available from shops: Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1
(Product Ref #32267)
Ratio OO Station Platform with Ramps 520
Stone edged platform with brick supports whch can be constructed to suit the site and shape you require.
Platform section supplied for a size of 480x92mm. Kits�can be combined to create longer platforms.
£8.75
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Available from shops: Coventry: 1, Gloucester: 1
(Product Ref #32268)
Ratio OO Engine Shed 522
A small stone-built engine shed kit, ideal for accomodating a tank engine for your branchline services.
Size 176x80mm
£29.25
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Available from shops: Cardiff: 1
(Product Ref #32270)
Ratio OO Weighbridge and Hut 524
Model kit to build a road vehicle weighbridge, complete with weigh table and office for the weighing machine and clerk.
Glue and paints required to complete.
£6.00
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Available from shops: Bristol: 1
(Product Ref #32272)
Ratio OO Coal or Timber Merchants Shed kit 525
A useful lineside loading platformwith a canopy shelter which can easily be detailed as a number of different businesses.
While coal could normally be stored outside, larger merchants often provided a shelter, protection for their employees and for the storage of soft coal which can degrade. Builders merchants and timber suppliers have products which need weather protection. The business can easily be detailed with appropriate merchandise, using scenic materials for stocks of mineral and aggregates and thin strip wood to represent stacks of timber.
£23.50
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(Product Ref #32273)
Ratio OO Coal Depot 532
A straightforward plastic kit containing parts for a small brick office building and coal storage staithes.
Additional staithes and coal sacks are also available to further detail a coal merchants' scene.
£9.75
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Available from shops: Bristol: 1, Coventry: 1
(Product Ref #32280)
Ratio OO Coal Staithes 533
£5.60
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(Product Ref #32281)
£4.50
Available from shops: Bristol: 1, Coventry: 1, Gloucester: 1, Plymouth: 2
(Product Ref #32274)
Ratio OO Oil Tanks X2 530
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.
£8.95
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Available from shops: Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1, Coventry: 1
(Product Ref #32278)
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Ratio OO Oil Depot 529
Storage tanks and office complete with details including pipework and catwalks. Small oil ditrisbution depots opened all over the country after the WWI to serve the growing number of internal combustion road vehicles.
£14.95
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Available from shops: Bristol: 1
(Product Ref #32277)

Carriage shelters like this were often built to provide overnight weather protection for branchline passenger stock. This shed will cover two tracks and can easily be extended by adding extra kits. Guttering and a central walkway are included.
Size 320x105mm

£23.50
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(Product Ref #32275)
Ratio OO Carriage Cleaning Platform 544
A narrow raised platform used in carriage sidings to allow cleaning crews to enter the coaches easily.
Length 500mm
£7.75
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(Product Ref #32290)
Ratio OO Water Tower GW Pillar 528
GWR conical water tower with crane, stove and drain cover. The kit can be constructed as a flat-topped, open top or conical covered design.
£13.25
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Available from shops: Bristol: 1
(Product Ref #32276)
Ratio OO Stone Goods Shed 534
Superb kit for a stone built goods shed complete with doors and additonal detailing parts.
155x170mm
£29.50
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(Product Ref #32282)
£4.20
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Available from shops: Bristol: 1
(Product Ref #32283)
Ratio OO Midland Signal Box 536
Midland Railway standard type 4d signal box, based on the prototype at Swadlincote Junction. The kit is designed to assemble easily and can be shortened or extended (with another kit) if desired.
Size 130x50mm
£23.25
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Available from shops: Cardiff: 1, Coventry: 1
(Product Ref #32284)
Ratio OO Retaining Walls 350mm Long 537
Stone construction retaining walls kit. Supplied in sections with separate capping strips. A total wall length of 350mm can be constructed from each kit.
£8.35
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(Product Ref #32285)
Ratio OO Loco Servicing Depot 540
Steam locomotive servicing depot comprising a coaling stage with bucket hoist plus a square water tower with crane.
This type of basic servicing depot would be found at many branchline engine sheds, serving the needs of the branch engine, and at large yards or goods depots, replenishing the shunting engines.
Size 140x80mm
£23.50
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Available from shops: Coventry: 1
(Product Ref #32288)
Ratio OO Loco Lifting Hoist 545
Heavy-lift hoist based on the depot hoist at Plymouth Laira shed. Similar hoists were installed at most major GWR locomotive sheds, sllowing wheels and axleboxes to be removed for attention.
This kits is also ideal for many industrial settings where heavy loads are handled.
Size 90x62mm
£22.00
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(Product Ref #32291)
Ratio OO Traversing Crane 546
£23.75
Available from shops: Bristol: 1, Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #32292)
Ratio OO Coaling Tower 547
£26.50
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Available from shops: Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #30745)
Ratio OO Modular Covered Footbridge 548
A new footbridge model from Ratio, designed with a modular format to allow many different configurations to be constructed. Additional kits can be connected easily to form longer bridges, crossing multiple tracks or connecting with several island platforms.
£23.00
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Available from shops: Cardiff: 2, Coventry: 1, Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #62505)
£4.25
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Available from shops: Bristol: 1
(Product Ref #32269)
£4.25
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(Product Ref #32271)
£4.95
Available from shops: Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1, Coventry: 2, Plymouth: 1, Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #32286)
£3.60
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Available from shops: Gloucester: 1
(Product Ref #32260)
£1.85
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(Product Ref #32347)
£1.85
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(Product Ref #32362)
£3.60
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(Product Ref #32258)
£4.85
Available from shops: Cardiff: 2
(Product Ref #32287)
£5.50
Available from shops: Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #32293)
Ratio OO GWR Brick Signal Box 552
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.
£24.25
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(Product Ref #73123)
Ratio OO Signal Box Interior Detailing Kit 553
Adding interior detail to a signal box enhances the visual appeal and character of the cabin. For many years offered as a white-metal kit from the Wills range this new kit produced in plastic under the Ratio banner provides an improved level of detail in a medium many modellers are more comfortable with.

The Signal Box Interior kit includes the lever frame with levers and level crossing wheel, block instruments and shelf, track plan frame. A set of signal box furniture is also supplied,including the booking desk with train register, angle-poise lamp, (rule)bookshelf, stove, storage cabinet and armchair. Just about all you need other than the signalman.
The parts can be combined to suit the specific signal box and the levers can be positioned in different ways as desired. Once assembled, and painted, the model will look great inside any one of the Peco, Ratio, Wills or Metcalfe signal boxes.
£13.25
Website: 1
Available from shops: Coventry: 1
(Product Ref #32481)
Ratio OO 558 Nissen Hut Plastic Kit
Major Peter Norman Nissen, of the Royal Engineers developed the idea of a semi-circular corrugated iron hut in 1916. The main criteria of the design was that it was economic to build and portable. The semi-circular corrugated iron sheathed nissen hut provided a quick and easily errected solution to the need for temporary buildings during WW2. Often errected around temporary wartime airfields and army encampments many survived after the war in use as farm storage sheds. The design was patented, and these buildings found use not just in the UK, but in the United States, Canada, South Africa and Australia. Many still survive to this day, finding use for storage, and in industrial use.

From a model railway perspective the Nissen hut is ideal to create a military base on the edge of a layout, providing a good reason for a range of specilaist wagons like fuel tankers and gunpowder vans to be delivered to a private siding or local goods yard. In civilian use the huts can be added to a farm yard, or be occupied by a line-side industry.
The kit comes complete with a couple of alternative door ends, either a single door with windows, or larger double doors. There are parts to make two buildings and can be combined them together, or cut down in size as needed.

This building from the Ratio range will be of great use as countryside scenic features OO gauge railway modellers and as an airfield diorama accessory for 1/72nd scale WW2 aircraft modellers.

£10.50
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Available from shops: Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1, Gloucester: 1, Plymouth: 1
(Product Ref #52)
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