Charles Collett (1871-1952) succeeded G.J Churchward as Chief Mechanical Engineer of the GWR in 1922. Collett has been accredited more with the implementation of the locomotives designed and planned by his predecessor than of his own original works. However, Collett made huge improvements on the manufacturing processes, design improvements and standardisation within the GWR.
This can perhaps be best appreciated on his design of the coaches of the GWR. His Collett coaches were produced as a result of stringent testing and standardisation of the best bogie designs to ensure the carriages offered the optimum ride and comfort. Several Collett coaches survive on heritage railways today.
Other Collett Coaches are available to form a long passenger train.
- Highly detailed body, underframe and bogies
- Innovative light bar feature where an optional Dapol light bar (yellow for incandescent or white for modern lighting) can be fitted
- NEM coupling as standard
- Fine application of livery and decoration detail
- LENGTH OVER BUFFERS 130mm
- WIDTH 18mm
- HEIGHT 26mm