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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 5
Bachmanns' models reproduce the detail of these coaches, with a range of types being available to form a prototypical train This model is the second class brake coach, with compartments for second class passengera and accommodation for the guard with a small luggage area.Era 5 1957-1966
Dimensions - Length 242mm.
Separate hand rails, high detail
>Dimensions - Length 242mm.
Separate hand rails, high detail
A detailed model of the BR MK.1 first class side corridor coach in the BR maroon livery. Era 5
A new model of the British Railways Mk.1 type first class sleeping car classified SLF, standing for SLeeper First class.
These coaches were fitted with single berths in each compartment providing additional privacy for first class passengers, second class compartments accomodating two passengers.
This new model brings the sleeper coaches up-to-date, matching the standards of detail found in the Bachmann Mk.1 coach model range.
An excxellent model of the BR Mk.1 design coach. This model is of the composite side corridor coach with compartments for first and second class passengers. These coaches were used to provide a small first class portion on short train formations, ideal for many model railways.
This model is painted in the Western region chocolate and cream livery. Era 5.
Dimensions - Length 275mm.
This highly detailed model features a detailed underframe including 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 includes a detailed passenger interior and roof details with individually fitted GWR style shell vents. To finsih the coach prototypical length buffers are fitted and buffer beam detailing accessories are supplied. Eras 7-9 1971 onwards (Preserved).
Bachmann Branchline OO Gauge 39-251D BR RFO Restaurant First Open Coach British Railways Maroon LiveryWhen the mark 1 coach fleet was being planned there a return to pre-WW2 on-train dining requirements was anticipated and a number of coaches were built to provide seating capacity for diners. These coaches generally had fewer seats than the standard first and standard class designs, making space for waiters to move easily along the car.This model recreates one of the first class dining saloon coaches, codes RFO, as running in the late 1950s painted in the maroon livery. These coaches would have been found on the most prestigeous services along with a kitchen car, eg. the Bachmann RU coach providing a full meal service.Era 5 1957-1966
Bachmanns' models reproduce the detail of these coaches, with a range of types being available to form a prototypical train This model is the second class brake coach, with compartments for second class passengers and accommodation for the guard with a small luggage area.Era 5 1957-1966
This coach carries the red livery of RES, Rail Express Systems. This was a network service introduced in the mid-1980s for express mail and parcels service. Many of these vans carry this livery today, though few remain in service.
A very nice model of the Minature Buffet car. These coaches have a small buffet counter and food storage area near the centre, able to serve basic food and refreshments. Bachmann's model features the smooth riding commonwealth cast steel bogie and the extensive water supply piping on the roof. NEM pockets are used to permit tension-lock of bar type couplers to be fitted.
This model is painted in the Southern regions' plain green livery, chosen to match the colours of the electric units used for most passenger services.
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.
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 lined maroon livery which was used from 1957. Era 5 1957-1966.
A detailed model of a 2-car British Railways Southern region push-pull train set formed from two Maunsell design coaches.
These sets were formed under British Railways ownership to replace older, often pre-grouping coaches in use on branch lines. The Maunsell coaches were drawn from the mainline stock made surplus by the introduction of new Bulleid and BR standard Mk.1 designs of coaching stock during the 1950s.
All of these coaches are Era 5 models. This era covers the interesting transition from steam to diesel locomotives between 1957 and 1968. British Railways mark 1 coaches predominated on express services with the later pre-nationalisation company designs on secondary services and the first of the new mark 2 coach desgn entering service before the corporate blue and grey livery appeared.Details of the periods covered by the era numbers can be found here.
In 1957 British Railways changed the principal paint scheme for passenger coaches to lined maroon, similar to the former Midland/LMS livery. At the same time each region was authorised to reintroduce named expresses and paint coaches in special liveries for these trains. Great Western chocolate and cream quickly reappeared, while the Southern rapidly repainted coaches into green, matching the EMU stock. After testing the scheme in 1964 BR adopted a corporate livery of blue and grey, though the maroon and regional painted vehicles survived in service for several years. However the use of Mk.1 coaches on heritage railways has seen many hundreds of these coaches repainted in Era 5 liveries, including coaches in service today for mainline tour and charter trains.