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Welcome to our Model Shop

MAY 2014: PLEASE NOTE: We have changed our web address from to and our email address from to The change makes makes our internet addresses more in keeping with our full company name.
We still own but it is no longer in use!

Our model shop has won Bachmann's Retailer of the Year Award. THE SIGNAL BOX in Anstey, Leicestershire has been in business since the 1980s, previously operating from two Leicestershire locations in Oadby and Coalville before relocating to Anstey. Malcolm Godfrey founded and ran the business until he took retirement in 2005 when Martin Smith took over. Martin has always been interested in railways and brings enthusiasm and knowledge to the business to provide an excellent customer service to modellers and railway enthusiasts.

Our model shop stocks a wide range of rolling stock and accessories from N to G scales for railway modellers and also a vast range of railway related dvds which appear on this web site and are sold worldwide. Martin's model shop carries the widest range of products possible and, with 5 other members of staff, provides a helpful and friendly welcome for anyone visiting the shop. The shop also offers an on-site repair service and decoder fitting service for rolling stock.

You can phone our Model Shop on 0116 236 2901 between 9:30am and 5:30pm, Monday to Friday, and 09:30am to 5pm on Saturdays, with an answerphone at all other times.

If you would like to email us then please use the Contact Us link above or

PLEASE NOTE: THE SIGNAL BOX LTD in Anstey (Leicester) has no connection or otherwise with any other business or businesses with similar names operating or formerly operating in the UK.

However you decide to place your order, you can be assured of receiving high quality products with first class service.

Model Railways and Modelling Equipment We carry comprehensive stocks in '00' and 'N' gauges from all major suppliers including Hornby, Bachmann, Peco, Dapol, Farish and many others, together with a constantly changing large range of secondhand locomotives all of which are serviced prior to sale and carry a six month warranty. We are always happy to supply these mail order although the items are not listed on this web site. Please contact us by phone on 0116 236 2901 or email for these.


The Signal Box @ Wolverton Rail, Britain's longest established Transport DVD Suppliers since 1987!

All our DVDs are now available only from Wolverton Rail (see below) Their extensive range of DVDs (some 4000) can be found and ordered from the website by clicking here:
[Please note that as from 27th.April 2015, the Signal Box website no longer accepts DVD orders (to stop confusing customers... and me!! <SMILE>)]

For many years, THE SIGNAL BOX LTD was Britain's leading railway dvd specialists and stocked literally thousands of high quality titles. As well as many retail customers, Signal Box supplied many trade customers such as railway centres throughout the country as well as overseas.
However, in early 2013 Judith Smith wanted to retire, and the DVD division was sold to WOLVERTON RAIL. But fear not... it is all in very safe hands! WOLVERTON RAIL was established in 1987 by Ian King and has been a major customer and friend of THE SIGNAL BOX since 1988! So it's definitely business as usual!

In addition to their main WOLVERTON RAIL office in Milton Keynes, they continue to operate the Anstey office as a branch office using the same staff as before.. except for Judith who is enjoying a well earned retirement!! :-D

If you prefer buy your DVDs 'off-line' then please call the Wolverton Rail
DVD ordering hotline on 01234 81 81 70
between 09:30 and 17:30 Monday to Friday. (Please note Wolverton Rail cannot answer Model Shop enquiries on this phone numbers and it is automatically diverted to the Milton Keynes office when the Anstey office is busy). You can still phone our 0116 236 2901 Model Shop number and we will either put you through to Wolverton Rail or we will take your order and pass it on to them. At Anstey, we are all on the same train! :-) <SMILE>

Or phone Wolverton Rail's Milton Keynes office on 01234 71 16 15 between 09:00 and 17:30 Monday to Friday.

For DVD enquiries please email or visit the main web site by clicking

New Releases

At the Signal Box @ Wolverton Rail, we are constantly receiving fresh supplies and new releases from many publishers. The range of DVDs is huge and they cover many areas and countries worldwide. We are constantly adding to our range of DVD's and the new and forthcomiing releases are updated each week. We now only update the web site with NEW RELEASES which can be found by clicking on NEW RELEASES.

Latest News

Latest News

BLU RAY We're now starting to stock a limited number of titles in the new Blu Ray format which can provide amazing high definition quality. NB: Blu Ray disks WILL NOT work on a standard DVD player, however blu ray players will also play the standard dvds. These films are included in the catalogue under the individual producers and existing films cannot be converted on to blu ray unfortunately.

On Line Films

Trams , Trolleybuses and Railway dvds by ONLINE VIDEO. Film of trams, trolleybuses, buses, steam and electric railways, paddlesteamers, shipping. Vintage archive film from 1896 to the present day covering operating subjects the world over, especially London. ONLINE VIDEO offers over 130 titles to delight the transport enthusiast or nostalgia seeker. Full catalogue available from our sole distributor, WOLVERTON RAIL. All dvds are available from this website.

Can't Find it?

Can't Find it?

If there's a particular title you want and you're unable to locate it on this site then please let us know as it just might be in stock & not listed yet or we may be able to obtain it for you.

Please don't hesitate to contact us, were always happy to be of assistance.


Copyright: The Signal Box Ltd and ADVANCE MICRO COMPUTERS LTD (Wolverton Rail) 2007-2014


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