Hall Royd Junction Box nameboard as preserved at the East Lancashire Raiway, Bury

LMS Asbestos - Cement Petroleum (Lamp) hut 4mm scale  
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PDF downloadable railway structure kit (card)

See also: L&YR Size 6 signal boxTodmorden shop and small factory kits

4mm scale

Petroleum huts, pr more commonly, lamp huts, were all over the LMS system. They were used for the storage of fuel, spares and lamps for signalling, station or train use. Many were located close to a signal box.

According to 'A Pictorial Record of L.M.S. Architecture' by VR Anderson and GK Fox, the Midland Railway pioneered a lightweight type of hut and this was adopted as a 'standard' by the LMS.

Construction consisted of asbestos cement sheeting with exterior timber stiffening and corrugated asbestos roofing. The huts were placed on easily prepared foundations which could be old sleepers or bricks. The book contains a handy plan with dimensions.

Asbestos Lamp Huts were located by all three boxes on the Todmorden triangle, and the launch by Hornby of their version appeared very welcome.

Sadly, although these have the appearance of the LMS hut, they are dimensionally challenged, being too narrow and too wide, with doors and window that are both too small. Otherwise its a very neat model.

This downloadable kit allows a correctly dimensioned hut to be created.

To save mounting the sheets and printer ink, a pre-printed option is available on 335 gsm card - see below.








LMS Asbestos Lamp Hut 4mm scale kit

Copyright: J K Wallace, all rights reserved 2014

Prototype image Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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2 x LMS Asbestos - Cement Petroleum (Lamp) hut - available in 4mm scale only.

Or buy now professionally pre-printed in four-colours on good quality 335 gsm white card. £5.89

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