CTA on T stand (NS style)



  • Dimensions can be found in the datasheet at the bottom of this page
  • Model is made from recycled high density cardboard.
  • Realistic colours.
  • Material is colored through and through and does not fade easily.
  • Already lightly weathered.
  • Parts fit up to 0.1mm accurate.


More information

Background information:
Electronically operated indicators on the platforms, which indicate when and where to, the next train leaves from the platform in question.

CTA is an abbreviation for Central Train Pointer. Electronically / mechanically functioning indicators on the platforms, which indicate what time and where the next train leaves from the platform in question. The CTA's were introduced in the 1970s, mostly still in test versions and at different stations just slightly different from each other. In the 1980s, the most commonly used model went into circulation. Uniformation also became a fact. The blue areas with track number were always closest to the track in question. The white areas with text indications therefore always hung more to the centerline of the platform. These CTA boxes, with folding roll system, were replaced around 2010 for TFT screens.
Versions at a glance:
From 1961 text scroll CTA, from 1983 folding scroll/palettes CTA, from 2010 TFT screen CTA. From the mid-1990s onwards, a switch was made from blue-yellow track markings to blue-white track markings. All changes have been implemented in phases throughout the country. So change dates differ per railwaystation and sometimes even per platform. For example, the last folding roller model CTA was replaced in 2012. And the transition from text scroll to folding scroll/palettes CTAs took more than 5 years.

Tip for the detailers among us: Buy two different sets of T pole CTA's and exchange the stickers to ensure that the CTAs indicate a different track number and final destination on both tracks.


Measurements at scale 1:160 (N)
c.a. 26B x 4L x 23H mm.
Measurements at scale 1:87 (H0)
c.a. 47B x 7L x 42H mm.
Number (kits) per package