Bachmann Branchline OO Gauge 3 Coach Set of SE&CR Birdcage Stock Coaches. South Eastern & Chatham Dark Lake Livery
Includes one each of 39-600 Brake Composite, 39-610 Composite, 39-620 Brake Third, mainland UK delivery
Release expected late autumn
One each of Bachmann's new and very impressive South Eastern & Chatham Railway
(SECR) 60-feet length passenger stock featuring raised, glazed lookouts
in the roof over the guard's compartments. These raised lookouts gained the stock the birdcage sobriquet due to the similarity to an aviary enclosure.
Built between 1912 and 1915 these
distinctive coaches had long service lives, the Southern Railway
investing in electric trains rather than building new steam hauled
stock suburban services. The SE&CR coaches proved very durable, many lasting almost 50 years, being withdrawn by British Railways ad new Mk.1 stock became available in the later 1950s. A number have survived into preservation and been restored to service.
This SE&CR livery matches the C class 0-6-0 locomotives produced by Bachmann and the H class 0-4-4 tank engines expected from Hornby later this year.
Era 2 1875-1922 (pre-grouping)