The British Railways Mark 1 passenger coach was designed and constructed in the early 1950s and were designed to standardise rolling stock across the four major railway companies (GWR, SR, LMS and LNER) whilst keeping the characteristics of the dedicated regions. The coaches were fitted with overhead luggage racks and both electric and steam heating for additional passenger comfort. The MK1s were built in many different designs which incorporated different features such as toilets, kitchens, brake compartments, and dedicated restaurant compartments.
These designs were extremely popular and successful and many were still in service in the mid 1960s. There are many examples of Period III coaches operating on Heritage Railways throughout the UK today.
These models are stunning replications of the real coaches and feature lots of added external and internal details like brake pipes, clear glazed windows, fitted seats, detailed under frame, and corridor connections. They are also fitted with internal lighting, which illuminates with track power. A great model and a must have for any British O Gauge modeller.
- DCC Ready
- Diecast bogie frames
- Sprung metal buffers
- Produced from original drawings
- Fully detailed and decorated interior
- Body variations correct to build periods portrayed
- Full and accurately modelled under-frame detailing and bogie wheelbase
- Easy to remove roof for placement of passengers and access to internal workings
- Expertly applied livery and accurately portrayed decoration with separately fitted details
- Scale length and accurately modelled exterior. Correctly profiled roof and carriage sides
- Switchable internal lighting - separate corridor and compartment lighting, with optional DCC control
- Gap-free running with Lionheart's close coupling mechanism and corridor connector, capable of negotiating R2 curves
- Correctly detailed window ventilators and profiled windows as originally built. Stretcher windows modelled where applicable. Glazing firmly secured into the model
- LENGTH OVER BUFFER 450mm
- WIDTH 66mm
- HEIGHT 90mm