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What Are These Coaches.

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:33 pm
by Tiddles
Got these Triang coaches at Ally Pally only a fiver each :D

What are they models of :?:

I could do with a couple more if any one has some 8)

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Re: What Are These Coaches.

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:39 pm
by TK421
I believe they are an attempt at a Caledonian coach. Hornby used the tooling for the coaches that came with the last single wheeler set.

Re: What Are These Coaches.

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:34 pm
by Lysander
They were first produced by Triang as Caledonian coaches. The body sides are quite good but the ends, underframes and bogies are pure BR Mk1. Hornby re-released them recently in two guises : Caledonian and LMS. Both had really well applied liveries and were part of boxed sets [Caledonian and Last Single Wheeler]. If you want more, and want them to match, your best bet is eBay - look for Triang coaches. They could be improved, I suppose, but they have no interior fittings and the roof is fitted to the floor by two bolts - visibly - I seem to remember.

The Triang editions were also released in an ersatz GWR livery.

Tony

Re: What Are These Coaches.

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:05 am
by K9-70
Tri-ang, Triang Hornby Caledonian Railway 66ft Corridor Coaches.

R427 CR Maroon & White #7511 mfd between 62-67 & 72-73
R428 CR Maroon & White #7501 mfd between 62-67 & 72-73

R747 LMS Lined Maroon #2643 mfd between 71-73
R748 LMS Lined Maroon #2640 mfd between 71-73

R749 SR Green #S1750 mfd between 71-73
R750 SR Green #S1774 mfd between 71-73

R026 GWR Brown & Cream #8176 mfd between 72-73
R027 GWR Brown & Cream #8178 mfd between 72-73

Re: What Are These Coaches.

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:21 am
by Lysander
I've never seen these in SR green - are they scarce ?

Tony

Re: What Are These Coaches.

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:49 pm
by D605Eagle
I had some SR green ones some years ago, swapped them for the newer and almost as bad 1980's SR green coaches.