Early British Railways Coaches 1948-1957

Era 4 Crimson & Cream livery
Maunsell's diagram 2652 Third Class Dining Saloons were built in 1927 to provide an area for Third Class passengers to make use of the kitchen services provided in First Class kitchen/dining coaches. The exterior of the coaches utilised the 'low-window' Maunsell styling, with ventilators above the windows and doors at each end which were gently recessed to accommodate their grab handles within gauging limits. Inside, each coach could accommodate sixty-four diners and two toilets were located at the end of the coach furthest away from the kitchen/dining First Coach.
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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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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 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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The GWR traffic department made extensive use of the gangway fitted Siphon G ventilated milk vans for carrying passenger luggage, parcels and pre-sorted mail by regular passenger trains services and by the network of dedicated parcels and mail trains. In the mid 1920s a revised design of Siphon G appeared with inside body framing, the external vertical planked body now presenting a much more pleasing appearance. Vehicles to this basic style continued to be constructed into the early British Railways era, with the last being withdrawn circa 1980 having been used as newspaper sorting and packing vans, taking the daily national papers into the West of England.
Model finished as British Railways W2977W a former GWR diagram O.33 Siphon G van painted in the initial BR plain crimson or carmine red livery.
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The GWR traffic department made extensive use of the gangway fitted Siphon G ventilated milk vans for carrying passenger luggage, parcels and pre-sorted mail by regular passenger trains services and by the network of dedicated parcels and mail trains. In the mid 1920s a revised design of Siphon G appeared with inside body framing, the external vertical planked body now presenting a much more pleasing appearance. Vehicles to this basic style continued to be constructed into the early British Railways era, with the last being withdrawn circa 1980 having been used as newspaper sorting and packing vans, taking the daily national papers into the West of England.
Model finished as British Railways W2938W a former GWR diagram O.33 Siphon G van painted in the initial BR plain crimson or carmine red livery.
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The GWR ‘Bloater’ vans were built for fish traffic from 1916 onwards, to replace an ageing fleet of older designs used to transport fish. Due to the nature of the cargo, the vans were reserved solely for fish traffic and worked mainly from the major fishing ports in Cornwall and Pembrokeshire. Classed as Non-Passenger-Carrying Coaching Stock (NPCCS), the vans were through-piped for steam heating and were rated to run at express speeds with passenger trains. Three variants of the ‘Bloater’ are covered by these all-new EFE Rail models – the Diagram S8, S9 and S10. Within these diagrams could be found vans fitted with vacuum brakes and those fitted with both vacuum and Westinghouse air brakes – the latter were coded ‘Bloater A’, but by the early-1930s these had seen their air brakes removed and were recoded to ‘Bloater’.

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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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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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Detailed model of the British Railways mark 1 TSO second class open plan seating coach number E3774 equipped with BR1 bogies and finished in crimson and cream livery.
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Detailed model of the British Railways mark 1 TSO second class open plan seating coach number E3774 equipped with BR1 bogies and finished in crimson and cream livery.
Fitted with seated passenger figures.
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Detailed model of the British Railways mark 1 BSK second class side corridor compartment coach with brake and luggage stowage van number E34161 equipped with BR1 bogies and finished in crimson and cream livery.
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A highly detailed model of the LMS engineers inspection saloon coaches. These inspection saloons were used by the regional civil engineers as a mobile office and conference facility. Large end windows allowed the track and structures to be viewed while travelling while the large saloons allowed for meetings and the planning of engineering works on site. A small kitchen and pantry in the centre of the coach allowed for refreshments to be supplied by an on-board steward.
The Bachmann model features saloon interior detailing at both ends of the coach plus full underframe and folding steps detailing.

Model painted in the British Railways crimson & cream livery with black ends. Era 4 1948-1957 and in preservation.
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The Mk1 BCK possessed seating split into compartments connected by a corridor on one side. Providing both First and Second Class compartments and compartment containing equipment used to help brake the train.
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The Mk1 BCK possessed seating split into compartments connected by a corridor on one side. Providing both First and Second Class compartments and compartment containing equipment used to help brake the train.
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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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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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Era 4 1948-1956 (early British Railways)
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Detailed model of the British Railways mark 1 BSK second class side corridor compartment coach with brake and luggage stowage van number E34161 equipped with BR1 bogies and finished in crimson and cream livery.

Fitted with seated passenger figures
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New highly detailed models of the GWR toplight coaching stock introduced from the 1910s, the new design styling replacing the dated look of the Victorian clerestory roof.
Dapol have chosen to model the GWR 'Mainline and City' stock, a fleet of non-corridor coach 'sets' built for suburban services from Paddington, including services over the Metropolitan line to Aldgate and Liverpool Street in the City of London. Displaced by newer stock these coaches were later allocated to other districts, many not being withdrawn until the late 1950s.
Planned for tranche 1 production, Q3-4 2022
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New highly detailed models of the GWR toplight coaching stock introduced from the 1910s, the new design styling replacing the dated look of the Victorian clerestory roof.
Dapol have chosen to model the GWR 'Mainline and City' stock, a fleet of non-corridor coach 'sets' built for suburban services from Paddington, including services over the Metropolitan line to Aldgate and Liverpool Street in the City of London. Displaced by newer stock these coaches were later allocated to other districts, many not being withdrawn until the late 1950s.
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New highly detailed models of the GWR toplight coaching stock introduced from the 1910s, the new design styling replacing the dated look of the Victorian clerestory roof.
Dapol have chosen to model the GWR 'Mainline and City' stock, a fleet of non-corridor coach 'sets' built for suburban services from Paddington, including services over the Metropolitan line to Aldgate and Liverpool Street in the City of London. Displaced by newer stock these coaches were later allocated to other districts, many not being withdrawn until the late 1950s.
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New highly detailed models of the GWR toplight coaching stock introduced from the 1910s, the new design styling replacing the dated look of the Victorian clerestory roof.
Dapol have chosen to model the GWR 'Mainline and City' stock, a fleet of non-corridor coach 'sets' built for suburban services from Paddington, including services over the Metropolitan line to Aldgate and Liverpool Street in the City of London. Displaced by newer stock these coaches were later allocated to other districts, many not being withdrawn until the late 1950s.
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New highly detailed models of the GWR toplight coaching stock introduced from the 1910s, the new design styling replacing the dated look of the Victorian clerestory roof.
Dapol have chosen to model the GWR 'Mainline and City' stock, a fleet of non-corridor coach 'sets' built for suburban services from Paddington, including services over the Metropolitan line to Aldgate and Liverpool Street in the City of London. Displaced by newer stock these coaches were later allocated to other districts, many not being withdrawn until the late 1950s.
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New highly detailed models of the GWR toplight coaching stock introduced from the 1910s, the new design styling replacing the dated look of the Victorian clerestory roof.
Dapol have chosen to model the GWR 'Mainline and City' stock, a fleet of non-corridor coach 'sets' built for suburban services from Paddington, including services over the Metropolitan line to Aldgate and Liverpool Street in the City of London. Displaced by newer stock these coaches were later allocated to other districts, many not being withdrawn until the late 1950s.
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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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New highly detailed models of the GWR diagram E140 brake composite coaches which were built as pairs formed into 2-coach 'B set' trains. These 2-coach sets were the normal train for many branch lines or could be coupled together when needed for mainline local stopping services. Introduced in 1930 the diagram E140 coaches featured partially recessed door handles and recessed guards' doors similar to the express stock being constructed around the same time. These highly detailed models include full interior detailing with seating, luggage racks and lighting.
Finished as coaches W6365 and W6366 in early British Railways plain crimson livery.
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New highly detailed models of the GWR diagram E140 brake composite coaches which were built as pairs formed into 2-coach 'B set' trains. These 2-coach sets were the normal train for many branch lines or could be coupled together when needed for mainline local stopping services. Introduced in 1930 the diagram E140 coaches featured partially recessed door handles and recessed guards' doors similar to the express stock being constructed around the same time. These highly detailed models include full interior detailing with seating, luggage racks and lighting.
Finished as coaches W6534 and W6555 in early British Railways plain crimson livery Bristol Division set number 49.
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When it comes to coaching stock the non-corridor ‘Suburban’ coaches were certainly not the celebrities, but nonetheless they played a vital role moving hundreds of commuters in and out of cities and providing accommodation on branch lines and local trains. Despite inheriting all manner of non-corridor coaches from its predecessors, BR built its own fleet of standard non-corridor coaches and these popular Bachmann Branchline models depict the 57ft Mk1 ‘Suburbans’.
Model finished in BR crimson livery. Era 4 1950-1957
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When it comes to coaching stock the non-corridor ‘Suburban’ coaches were certainly not the celebrities, but nonetheless they played a vital role moving hundreds of commuters in and out of cities and providing accommodation on branch lines and local trains. Despite inheriting all manner of non-corridor coaches from its predecessors, BR built its own fleet of standard non-corridor coaches and these popular Bachmann Branchline models depict the 57ft Mk1 ‘Suburbans’.
Model finished in BR crimson livery. Era 4 1950-1957
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When it comes to coaching stock the non-corridor ‘Suburban’ coaches were certainly not the celebrities, but nonetheless they played a vital role moving hundreds of commuters in and out of cities and providing accommodation on branch lines and local trains. Despite inheriting all manner of non-corridor coaches from its predecessors, BR built its own fleet of standard non-corridor coaches and these popular Bachmann Branchline models depict the 57ft Mk1 ‘Suburbans’.
Model finished in BR crimson livery. Era 4 1950-1957
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Detailed model of the Thompson design LNER BG (brake, gangwayed) full brake coach for luggage and mails.
Model finished as painted in teak effect finish to match the LNER varnished tea coaches, as running in the initial post-nationalisation period.
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Detailed model of the Thompson design LNER BG (brake, gangwayed) full brake coach for luggage and mails.
Model finished as painted in teak effect finish to match the LNER varnished tea coaches, as running in the initial post-nationalisation period.
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Detailed model of the Thompson design LNER BG (brake, gangwayed) full brake coach for luggage and mails.
Model finished as painted in British Railways crimson & cream express passenger stock livery.
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Detailed model of the Thompson design LNER BG (brake, gangwayed) full brake coach for luggage and mails.
Model finished as painted in British Railways crimson & cream express passenger stock livery.
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New tooling has been developed to enable models of the Brake Second Open (BSO) to be offered as part of the flagship Bachmann Branchline Mk1 Coach range for the first time. These brand new models feature all the hallmarks of the Branchline Mk1, and offer era-appropriate details, such as the presence of end steps and the inclusion of roof periscopes. Bogies are now fitted with integrated metal wheel bearings and electrical pickups to aid those wishing to add features to their models which may require power.

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New tooling has been developed to enable models of the First Open (FO) vehicles to be offered as part of the flagship Bachmann Branchline Mk1 Coach range for the first time. These brand new models feature all the hallmarks of the Branchline Mk1, and offer era-appropriate details, such as the presence of end steps. Bogies are now fitted with integrated metal wheel bearings and electrical pickups to aid those wishing to add features to their models which may require power.
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New tooling has been developed to enable models of the First Open (FO) vehicles to be offered as part of the flagship Bachmann Branchline Mk1 Coach range for the first time. These brand new models feature all the hallmarks of the Branchline Mk1, and offer era-appropriate details, such as the presence of end steps. Bogies are now fitted with integrated metal wheel bearings and electrical pickups to aid those wishing to add features to their models which may require power.
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The GWR ‘Bloater’ vans were built for fish traffic from 1916 onwards, to replace an ageing fleet of older designs used to transport fish. Due to the nature of the cargo, the vans were reserved solely for fish traffic and worked mainly from the major fishing ports in Cornwall and Pembrokeshire. Classed as Non-Passenger-Carrying Coaching Stock (NPCCS), the vans were through-piped for steam heating and were rated to run at express speeds with passenger trains. Three variants of the ‘Bloater’ are covered by these all-new EFE Rail models – the Diagram S8, S9 and S10. Within these diagrams could be found vans fitted with vacuum brakes and those fitted with both vacuum and Westinghouse air brakes – the latter were coded ‘Bloater A’, but by the early-1930s these had seen their air brakes removed and were recoded to ‘Bloater’.

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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.