A plastic kit model of a level crossing keepers' cottage, a small house built by the railway company alongside a manually worked level crossing, often in remote locations. The building could also be used as a farm or estate workers cottage. The kit can easily be modified to a half or low relief format to fit against a backscene if space is restricted.
98 x 98mm
Many crossing keepers were women, often the wives of platelayers, or men disabled by an accident on the railway. While the keeper could be 'on duty' 24-hours a day hand-worked crossings were usually only found where branch lines, where night trains were rare, met quiet, rural roads, where road traffic was infrequent. Many of these cottages remain however, often purchased from BR by the last keeper after the automation of the crossing, so this kit is just as useful for the modern railway as for the steam era.
Wills structure kits are suitable for use on all UK model layouts representing the 1930s up to the 1960s and beyond, many of these types of buildings are still in existence today. The design are copied from real life, giving you the option to model a real situation or, if you prefer, use them in a fictional setting. The range includes domestic and commercial kits to help you bring to life the landscape through which your model railway runs.