🚞 Bachmann OO Gauge Mark 2F Coach Bargains

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Build a rake of beautifully detailed BR Mark 2F coaches for a bargain price, with our range of discounted Bachmann OO Gauge models!

Many variations are currently available at up to 50% off including multiple vehicle types in Intercity, Direct Rail Services, Virgin Trains and Scotrail liveries.

Most of these bargain models are in short supply and we only have small quantities remaining for each - so we recommend getting yours soon before they sell out.

In Stock Now

Intercity Swallow

Brake Second Open vehicles available

from £39.95 each (Up to 50% off)

Virgin Trains

Brake Second Open, Restaurant First, Tourist Second Open and First Open vehicles available

from £44.50 each (Up to 44% off)

Direct Rail Services

Brake Second Open and Tourist Second Open vehicles available

from £47.95 each (Up to 31% off)


Brake Second Open and Tourist Second Open vehicles available

from £39.95 each (Up to 50% off)

Product Features

Highly detailed models with separately fitted parts including handrails, handles, footsteps, underframe parts including air con units and more

Accurate tooling variations covering multiple vehicle types

Fully detailed and accurate interiors

NEM tension lock couplings

Intricately applied liveries and printing

Prototype Information

Intercity Mk2F
Image by Steve Jones

British Rail's second generation of Standard Coach design is known as the Mark 2. Design and construction followed on from the universal and ubiquitous Mk1 family of coaching stock, with the prototype example built in 1963. Series production continued until 1975 at Derby Carriage Works. They were of steel construction, and of a more monocoque design than the Mk1, which added to their safety and integrity in event of collision or mishap.

As passenger expectations and railway operations had moved on since the vast Mk1 range was conceived, and because there was still much life left in the Mk1s by the mid-sixties, a much reduced number of vehicle types were built. The basic Mk2 types included First and Second class accommodation, with corridors and compartments only available to First Class passengers, all Second Class coaches were conceived as open saloons. First and Second class Brake coaches were built, but no full brakes, catering cars, restaurants, buffets or sleeping cars were included, Mark 1 coaches fulfilling these needs until Mark 3s came along in the late seventies.

The Mark 2 family underwent a number of tweaks and improvements during the 12 years construction period. The principal visual differences included air braking from Mk2A, removal of the central bodyside doors and vestibule (Mk2B), introduction of wrap-around corner doors and provision of one WC at each end in lieu of two at one end (Mk2B), air conditioning - so no opening windows in the saloon area (Mk2D), no side corridor First Class compartment vehicles (from Mk2E onwards), varying style and colours of end gangway doors.

Mk2s have carried a wide range of liveries including BR Blue & Grey, Inter-City, Swallow, Regional Railways, ScotRail, Virgin Trains, Anglia, Network SouthEast, Virgin CrossCountry, Arriva, and many current liveries with railtour and heritage operators including Locomotive Services Limited (LSL), West Coast Railway Company and more.

Mk2s have during their 50+ operating life formed many of the famous named trains including The Flying Scotsman, hauled by Class 55 Deltics, the Royal Scot, Caledonian, the Electric Scot, and many more. Regional Railways Class 37s were a long time favourite of enthusiasts, working with Mk2 coaching stock on rural routes especially in Scotland, Wales and more recently the Cumbrian Coast and Norfolk, and older enthusiasts will remember early Mk2s operating alongside steam in the North West during the well-liked and rich in modelling inspiration 'Transition Era' 1965-68.

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