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This pack contains 6 detailed cast resin parts that glue together to enable a quick assembly of the coach body. *Also now includes a pre-formed styrene roof*.

 

This model is based on a design by William Kirtley for the opening of the Hull & Barnsley Railway in 1885. Kirtley's designs are widely believed to be copies of those he produced previously for the LCDR.  These designs provide surprisingly versatile vehicles for small layouts, examples eventually finding their way to unlikely corners of the country.  From a modelling perspective they are ideal for smaller rural layouts depicting light railways, but could equally serve as mess coaches in works trains or workman's vehicles on industrial layouts.

 

The H&BR 4 wheel vehicles were already outdated on their arrival, proved continuously unpopular with passengers and eventually sold off. Second hand vehicles found their way to south wales, operating on both the Neath & Brecon Railway and the Cardiff Railway. In a strange twist of fate, these vehicles found themselves as GWR stock after grouping. Others were sold to a colliery line in south shields, and one ended its days in light railway service on the Bishops Castle Railway. Some of the LCDR variants also ended their days in light railway service on lines such as the East Kent Light Railway, whilst others crossed the water to the Isle of Wight. 

Chassis kits to suit this vehicle are available to be purchase separately.

LCDR/Hull & Barnsley Railway Passenger Luggage Brake Body Only (OG08)

SKU: OG08
£16.95Price
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