LNWR 30ft 1in carriages
LNWR 30ft 1in 6-wheeled carriages were built for branchlines, rather than being mainline stock cascaded down. Between the 1880s and the 1930s a huge number were made and we currently offer kits for four variants:
D297 Third. No less than 827 of these were built between 1887 and 1894, making them (it is claimed) the most numerous British carriages ever built to a single drawing. The last was withdrawn in 1942, except for one which is recorded as lasting until 1966.
D196 Composite. Another very numerous design, 127 being built, they were popular as through carriages due to their accommodation of all classes and luggage. They became extinct in 1936.
D359 Brake Third. 57 were built between 1889 and 1892 and one at each end completed set trains for branchlines like Llanberis.
D385 Full Brake. 354 were built between 1889 and 1898 and the last one was withdrawn in 1952 and one is preserved. They were of course used on all types of trains as traffic required, including being added to the front and/or rear of top expresses.
The kits come complete with Mansell wheels and screw couplings. The design allows for acrylic or glass glazing, but this is not supplied. Cast resin seats/partitions are also available separately if required.
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