This coach pack is being produced as part of Bachmanns' range of models marking the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Network SouthEast brand for train services around London and the home counties.A fleet of BR mark 1 coaches was still in operation in the mid 1980s deployed to may secondary medium to long distance trains. These trains included 'outer suburban' commuter services between London and Oxford, Birmingham via Banbury and into East Anglia which were taken into the Network SouthEast system.Typical traction on these services included class 47 and 50 locomotives, with class 86 electric locomotives on electrified routes. Era 8. 1982-1994
The Regional Railways business took reponsibility for non-InterCity and local train services in the majority of Great Britain, alongside Network SouthEast and several metropolitan transport executive managed areas. Based on the InterCity stripe livery Regional Railways adopted a blue stripe version, later seen on the new Sprinter DMU trains. Mark 1 and 2 stock was stilled used on some longer distance services, including the Trans-Pennine connections, and these coaches received this bright new livery.Bachmann have produced an excellent model of these long-lived coaches with separately fitted handrails, water pipes and many other details.Era 4
A detailed model of the BR standard deisng general utility van painted in the TPO red livery applied to vehicles used in conjunction with Royal Mail travelling post office services.Era 8 1982-1994
An excellent model of the BR standard design bogie utility van. Based on the Mk.1 design chassis the simple bodyshell offered an entirely clear interior with three double doors on each side plus end doors. This allows the van to be loaded with mail and parcels from platforms or with larger items including road vehicles using a suitable loading dock or ramp.
This model is painted in the InterCity red stripe livery as assigned to motorail car carrying services in the 1980s.Era 8 1982-1994
Developed in the mid-1960s the BR Mk2 coach introduced integral construction techniques, combining the strength previously provided by a heavy underframe into the bodyshell. Many innovative features were also tried, in many cases the first significant step forward in railway coach design since the Victorian era.
Bachmanns' model reflects the styling of these coaches, capturing the appearance of the curved sides and smooth blending of the side and end panels. This model of the first class side corridor version of the initial Mk.2 design is painted in the corporate blue and grey livery.