GWR Clerestoy Coaches

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TheObserver
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GWR Clerestoy Coaches

Postby TheObserver » Thu May 28, 2015 1:32 pm

Back in 2012 I purchased the Hornby, “London Olympics 1908” set being:
    x1 GWR, 4-4-0 County of Radnor, plus
    x1 3rd Class Clerestory Composite Coach ‘953’, plus
    x1 3rd Class Clerestory Brake Coach ‘3379’
I am now attempting to put together some background notes in the form of an Information Sheet and would appreciate some help:

There is ample information available on the GWR, class 38** 4-4-0 County Class locomotive. However I am struggling to find any historic information on the two clerestory coaches, such as Dimensions, Designer (an individual or team) and Build Dates. Any links, or other help would be appreciated.

Additionally ALL fourteen doors on the eight compartment Composite Coach have ‘THIRD’ emblazoned on them, so are there any thoughts on why this is described as ‘Composite’?
Regards, John, TheObserver,
Swansea, south west Wales, UK.
Our local club website:
http://www.srmg.org.uk

mahoganydog
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Re: GWR Clerestoy Coaches

Postby mahoganydog » Thu May 28, 2015 1:50 pm

Hi John,

As far as I'm aware these are Dean coaches and have been in the Hornby range since the eighties as has the loco. The GWS at Didcot have quite a few Dean coaches but I don't think there are any the same as the Hornby models.

As to the reference to one all third being a composite Hornby don't have a good track record (sorry!) for getting the information right. I seem to remember a catalogue listing a Stanier 8F as a 4-8-0.....

Jim
In a world of fences and doors who needs windows and gates?

UrbanHermit
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Re: GWR Clerestoy Coaches

Postby UrbanHermit » Thu May 28, 2015 4:29 pm

Some basic information here:

http://www.gwr.org.uk/kits4rtrcoaches.html
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TheObserver
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Re: GWR Clerestoy Coaches

Postby TheObserver » Sun May 31, 2015 7:46 pm

Hi both,

I thank you both for your replies which have helped towards the completion of this project.

Regards John, TheObserver, south west Wales.
Regards, John, TheObserver,
Swansea, south west Wales, UK.
Our local club website:
http://www.srmg.org.uk


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