Early British Railways Coaches 1948-1957

Era 4 Crimson & Cream livery
Dimensions - Length 275mm.

A detailed model of the GWR style auto trailer coaches built by British Railways for use with class 14xx, 64xx and 4575 locomotives in push-pull trains. These coaches were constructed on 63ft underframes and given GWR series diagram numbers A38 and A40. The body followed the traditional GWR design with a three-window bowed front end, providing the driver with a good view of the line ahead when the coach was being propelled. Body construction was updated in style, with more modern smooth sides.

The models' detailed underframe includes suspended steps and representation of front end cab control apparatus along with a host of features such as bogies fitted with all axle phosphor bronze (low friction) bearings. The bodyshell features a detailed passenger interior and roof detail includes individually fitted GWR style shell vents. To cap off these great models, we have incorporated prototypical length buffers and buffer beam detailing accessories.

Model painted in the BR crimson and cream livery, usually reserved for express passenger trains but often applied to these auto trailers at partisan GWR workshops, despite orders to desist from the Railway Executive! Era 4 1948-1956.

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Detailed model of the 1930s GWR Collett flush-sided brake third class coach finished in early British Railways crimson & cream livery.
These coaches were built with left hand and right hand corridors soi when formed as a set of coaches the corridor would be on the same side throughout the train.
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Detailed model of the 1930s GWR Collett flush-sided composite coach with compartments for first and third class passengers at opposite ends of the coach finished in early British Railways crimson & cream livery.
These coaches were built with left hand and right hand corridors soi when formed as a set of coaches the corridor would be on the same side throughout the train.
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Bachmann 39-475 00 Gauge BR ex-LMS 60-ft First Class Open Vestibule Coach Porthole Stock Crimson & Cream Livery

Bachmann have announced a range of the late LMS design passenger stock with porthole style toilet and vestibule windows.

This model is of the 60-foot length open vestibuled First class coach painted in the early BR crimson & cream livery.

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Hornby R4678 OO Gauge BR ex-LMS 57ft Suburban Brake Third Class Coach BR Crimson Livery

Dimensions - Length 242mm.

A new model of the LMS standard 57-feet length non-corridor or suburban type coach, as used on suburban, stopping and branchline services. Most coach 'sets' would be formed with one of these brake third coaches at each end, with composite and third class coaches between them to make up the seating capacity required. Two-coach sets would also be formed with one brake third and one composite coach and brake third coaches were also used singly on some short branchlines.
Model finished in British Railways crimson livery.

Features: Handrails, Separate roof vents

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HornbyR4678A OO Gauge BR ex-LMS 57ft Suburban Brake Third Class Coach BR Crimson Livery

Dimensions - Length 242mm

A new model of the LMS standard 57-feet length non-corridor or suburban type coach, as used on suburban, stopping and branchline services. Most coach 'sets' would be formed with one of these brake third coaches at each end, with composite and third class coaches between them to make up the seating capacity required. Two-coach sets would also be formed with one brake third and one composite coach and brake third coaches were also used singly on some short branchlines.
Model finished in British Railways crimson livery.

Features: Handrails, Separate roof vents

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Hornby OO BR Gresley Suburban First Class Coach Crimson R4648
BR Gresley Suburban 1st Class Coach - R4648

These coaches were used on suburban passenger and many local passenger trains throughout the LNER network.
This model is the first class compartment coach finished in British Railways crimson livery.

  • Length: 217mm
  • Livery: BR
  • Special Features: Interior & exterior details.
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Detailed model of the 1930s GWR Collett flush-sided brake third class coach finished in early British Railways crimson & cream livery.
These coaches were built with left hand and right hand corridors soi when formed as a set of coaches the corridor would be on the same side throughout the train.
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This six wheeled coach is a representation of the many small coaches which survived into British Railway ownership. Small coaches such as this six wheeled coach proved especially good at branch line work where their small size enabled the traversing of tight radius curves, whilst lower passenger numbers meant their small size was more acceptable and enabled trains to be hauled by smaller engines.

This BR coach is modelled as having step boards to enable access at stations with low platforms and electric lighting.

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This six wheeled coach is a representation of the many small coaches which survived into British Railway ownership. Small coaches such as this six wheeled coach proved especially good at branch line work where their small size enabled the traversing of tight radius curves, whilst lower passenger numbers meant their small size was more acceptable and enabled trains to be hauled by smaller engines.

This BR coach is modelled as having step boards to enable access at stations with low platforms and electric lighting.

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This six wheeled coach is a representation of the many small coaches which survived into British Railway ownership. Small coaches such as this six wheeled coach proved especially good at branch line work where their small size enabled the traversing of tight radius curves, whilst lower passenger numbers meant their small size was more acceptable and enabled trains to be hauled by smaller engines.

This BR coach is modelled as having step boards to enable access at stations with low platforms and electric lighting.

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This six wheeled coach is a representation of the many small coaches which survived into British Railway ownership. Small coaches such as this six wheeled coach proved especially good at branch line work where their small size enabled the traversing of tight radius curves, whilst lower passenger numbers meant their small size was more acceptable and enabled trains to be hauled by smaller engines.

This BR coach is modelled as having step boards to enable access at stations with low platforms and electric lighting.

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The GWR Siphon series of vans were built for milk traffic conveyed in churns. The vans had always be found useful as general parcels and passenger luggage vans, which became their primary use after bulk milk tankers were introduced. The Sip[hon H had a higher roof line and end doors, making them suitable for loading wheeled vehicles as well as in general parcels service.
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Hornby Railways R4791 OO Gauge BR ex-GWR Autocoach W190W British Railways Crimson & Cream Livery

Designed for the local branch lines around the Western Region as a push pull service, the driver was able to control the loco from the front of the coach.

Ideal for use with Hornby ex-GWR 14xx class and Bachmann ex-GWR 64xx class engines.

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Hornby R4658 OO Gauge BR ex-LMS 57ft Suburban Composite Coach Crimson Livery

Dimensions - Length 242mm.

A new model of the LMS standard 57-feet length non-corridor or suburban type coach, as used on suburban, stopping and branchline services. This composite coach contained compartments for first and third class passengers and would frequently be formed between two brake third coaches to provide a small number of first class seats in the train. Model finished in British Railways crimson livery.

 Features: Handrails, Separate roof vents

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New highly detailed models of the South Eastern & Chatham Railway (SECR) 60-feet length passenger stock featuring raised, glazed lookouts in the roof over the guard's compartments referred to as a birdcage lookout due to the similarity to an aviary enclosure. These distinctive coaches had long service lives, the Southern Railway investing in electric trains rather than building new steam hauled stock suburban services. These SECR coach sets, along with many other pre-grouping suburban coaches will still in service into the British Railways period after 1948.


This coach is painted in the British Railways crimson livery, ideal for use with the many former Southern Railway locomotives and BR Standard class 4MT 4-6-0 and 2-6-4 tank engines which worked on the Southern. Era 4 1948-1956 (BR early emblem period)

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BR Mk1 composite 1st/3rd class coach in BR crimson and cream livery from the 1950's. Era 4
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An excellent model of the BR Mk.1 design first class open plan seating coach. Many of these coaches were built to provide seating coaches to operate with a kitchen car, while standard first class coaches retained seating compartments. As demand for full meal service declined in the 1960s these coaches were redeployed as general service first class coaches. Businessmen found the tables useful to get some work done while travelling, leading to an increasing acceptance of the open plan seating arrangement for first class accomodation. Era 4
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FW Hawksworth was last chief engineer of the Great Western Railway and introduced a range of modern coahes with a distinctive roof outline. These have long been requested by modellers of the late GWR and early BR Western region years as these coaches formed the prestigeous expresses of the period.

This passenger brake van or full brake will cerry pre-1953 colours.

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BR Hawksworth Design Corridor Composite Coach Crimson & Cream Livery W7803W
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BR Hawksworth Composite First W8119W
FW Hawksworth was last chief engineer of the Great Western Railway and introduced a range of modern coahes with a distinctive roof outline. These have long been requested by modellers of the late GWR and early BR Western region years as these coaches formed the prestigeous expresses of the period.
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Hornbys' new LMS Stanier design first class corridor coach painted in the early BR crimson & cream livery.

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Hornbys' new LMS Stanier design second class corridor coach painted in the early BR crimson & cream livery.

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Hornbys' new LMS Stanier design second�class corridor brake coach painted in the early BR crimson & cream livery.

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Bachmann Branchline 34-411 OO Gauge BR ex-LNER Thompson Corridor Composite Coach BR Crimson & Cream Livery

A new detailed model of the Thompson design passenger stock for the LNER, featuring oval porthole style toilet windows. Model of a corridor composite coach with compartments for first and second class passengers in the BR crimson & cream livery. Era 4 1948-1956

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Bachmann Branchline 34-436 00 Gauge BR ex-LNER Thompson Corridor Brake Composite Coach BR Crimson & Cream Livery

A new detailed model of the Thompson design passenger stock for the LNER, featuring oval porthole style toilet windows.

The model of a corridor brake composite coach has compartments for first and second class passengers and a office for the guard. Era 4 1948-1956

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Bachmann Branchline 34-461 00 Gauge BR ex-LNER Thompson Corridor Brake Third Coach BR Crimson & Cream Livery

A new detailed model of the Thompson design passenger stock for the LNER, featuring oval porthole style toilet windows. Era 4 1948-1956

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Bachmann Branchline 34-486 00 Gauge BR ex-LNER Thompson Corridor Brake First Class Coach BR Crimson & Cream Livery

A new detailed model of the Thompson design passenger stock for the LNER, featuring oval porthole style toilet windows. Era 4 1948-1956

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New model of the Bulleid design brake third class coach with 'semi-open' seating arrangements.
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Era 4 1948-1956 (early British Railways)
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New model of the Bulleid design brake third class coach with 'semi-open' seating arrangements.
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Era 4 1948-1956 (early British Railways)
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New model of the Bulleid design corridor composite coach.
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Era 4 1948-1956 (early British Railways)
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New model of the Bulleid design third class corridor coach.
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New model of the Bulleid design third class corridor coach.
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A finely detailed model of the Southern Railway 4-wheel passenger luggare van. These were a standard Southern design, originally created for the SECR, with examples still being built in the early 1950s
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This four wheeled coach is a representation of the many small coaches which survived into British Railway ownership. Four wheeled coaches proved especially good at branch line work where their small size enabled the traversing of tight radius curves, whilst lower passenger numbers meant their small size was more acceptable and enabled trains to be hauled by smaller engines.

This BR coach is modelled as having step boards to enable access at stations with low platforms and electric lighting.

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A Closed Cover Truck (CCT) was a type of goods van used for transporting goods whilst keeping them protected from the wind and rain. Along with side doors, CCTs also featured opening ends which allowed them to be used to transport motor vehicles as well as parcel traffic.
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All of these coaches are Era 4 models. Details of the periods covered by the era numbers can be found here.

After several trials British Railways selected a livery of crimson and cream for its' mainline passenger coaches and plain crimson for suburban and parcels coaches.
It takes a very long time to build and repaint a fleet of passenger coaches, offering a great variety of coach stock for modelling this time period. The new BR standard Mk.1 coaches were coming into service alongside the older pre-BR coaches, many still painted in their old company colours. Slowly the company colours disappear as until 1957, when BR changed to lined maroon for new repaints. Even then the crimson and cream livery was only slowly displaced.

Heritage railways and mainline tour train sets have ensured that crimson and cream liveried coaches have survived to be seen alongiside the newest trains in service today.