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Below are any items that the BRCW Group currently have for sale or hire. They are not traditional fund raising sales items for the public such as T-shirts and mugs, they are more like spare parts more suitable for fellow preservationists. However then can of course be purchased by anybody!

Standard BR Slam Door (Mark 1 etc)  Carriage Lock & Striker Plate Set

DESCRIPTION: Produced for the rail industry but never fitted to vehicles, these door locks are designed for standard passenger doors on BR slam door trains. Primarily for the Mark 1 design, they are also suitable for a much wider range of vehicles including some Mark 2 vehicles and many diesel and electrical multiple units (please contact if you are unsure whether they will fit your doors). These locks are known as "single acting" and were most commonly fitted to suburban stock, particularly on the Southern Region of the BR network, however this does not preclude them from being retro fitted to other stock that was fitted with similarly sized "double acting" locks. Single acting locks must be used in conjunction with single acting "striker plates" (the corresponding plate mounted in the doorway of the vehicle that the door lock "slams into" and engages with), and a suitable striker plate (also new) is included in the set. These sets are perfect for groups who have taken on slam door vehicles as projects and have found that the original door locks and/or striker plates are missing. They are also useful as spares and are excellent examples being brand new and with no wear.



PRODUCED: 2003/2004 (New Old Stock, never fitted to vehicles)

PRICE: £75 per set (one lock and one matching striker plate) plus postage via the buyers desired method.

TO ORDER: E-mail with your name, delivery address and number of lock sets required.

Cab Dimmer Switch Plate

DESCRIPTION: Originally used by British Railways in many cabs of diesel locomotives and railcars produced throughout the 1950's & 1960's. These resistor switches, produced by Cressall, dimmed the control desk lighting inside the cabs to prevent the lights causing distractions to drivers at night after reflections on nearby glass disrupted night vision. The switches were mostly removed in later years. These replica discs have been produced (using an original surviving  example) so that a false switch can be fitted to preserved cabs as a cosmetic feature (note only the backing disc has been produced, not the switch itself) to give a historically accurate cab desk. The original rotary switches were mounted behind the panel, passed through the hole in the centre and were finished with a Bakelite "chicken head" knob similar to the one pictured here. The discs are approximately 3 inches in diameter.

NUMBER IN STOCK: Sold out. Artwork retained so a second production run can be produced when demand requires.


LAST PRODUCED: November 2017

PRICE: £17.50 each (price includes postage)

TO ORDER: E-mail with your name, delivery address and number of discs required.

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