LNER Teak Coaches
Following the creation of the 'Big 4' railway operating companies in 1923, the London and North Eastern Railway inherited a wide variety of different types of coaches built in the early years of the 20th century to the needs of the companies that existed at the time. No standardisation existed and a lot of the designs used technology that was, by then, well out of date. In 1923 the CME of the LNER, Sir Nigel Gresley, decided that a standard design of coach that was suitable for both the express trains of the East Coast and the slower regional services around the other areas of the LNER and beyond was required. The result was the now famous Gresley Teak coach with its instantly recognisable varnished teak finish and 60ft underframe. They were built from 1923 until the 1940s and most diagrams remained unchanged throughout, with new innovations being incorporated into new diagrams rather than added to existing ones. Many different coach types were created for different purposes including 38 different types of passenger brake coach alone!
The coach types we have chosen to model are the following:
Diagram 186 - Tourist Third open - Built between 1934 and 1938 in 10 different lots these open coaches were used on express services on the east coast as well as excursion services in the summer to holiday destinations across the East of the UK. They were originally fitted with special 'bucket' style seats but when taken over by BR more standard seating bays were fitted.
Diagram 115 - Third Corridor - Built between 1930 and 1939 in 13 lots, these were the standard 3rd class coach for non-suburban work on the LNER. They comprised of 8 compartments with a corridor connecting them and doors from each compartment to the outside giving the look of a suburban coach to one side.
Diagram 175 - Brake Composite Corridor - Built between 1933 and 1939 in 6 lots, these brakes were one of the numerous brake types to be produced. They had one of the smallest brake compartments of any LNER standard stock allowing 6 compartments and 2 toilets to be included for passengers.
Scale and Gauge
7mm 1:43 Scale - O Gauge
Screw link (Dummy buckeyes fitted)
Minimum Curve Radius
Radius 2 (1020mm 40.5 inches)
Separate Detailing parts?
Pre-fitted to model
Instructions and Service sheets
Instructions have not yet been produced for this model. As soon as they are produced, they will be published here.
Service Sheet have not yet been produced for this model. As soon as they are produced, they will be published here.
Project Development Updates
First EPs received!
We have received the first engineering prototypes for all three variations of the coaches. Check out some images below as well as a short video of the coaches in action, being hauled around our testing layout by the upcoming Hatton's exclusive Class 20 with Headcode Discs.
As ever, we welcome any and all feedback - so feel free to comment below!
Diagram 115 - Corridor Third
Diagram 175 - Brake Corridor Composite
Diagram 186 - Open Third
Final CADs for all versions now received
We've now received the final CADs for all three different coach diagrams. These have been checked over to ensure details are correct.
These will be moving to the tooling stage soon. Everything is moving along well and we're still on track for release around the end of 2018.
We've got a few images of each variation to whet your appetities. We'd love to hear your thoughts.
Diagram 115 - Corridor Third - click images to view full size
Diagram 175 - Brake Corridor Composite - click images to view full size
Diagram 186 - Open Third - click images to view full size
Running numbers now confirmed
The running numbers for all of the coaches have now been confirmed and are shown below. Click the product to place an order.
First CADs received
We have received the CADs for the first of these coaches, the Diagram 186 Tourist Third Open. This shows the coach in both LNER and BR versions with the different seats shown. There are still a couple of minor changes to be completed but we are very happy with how they look. Once these are complete we will move onto the other 2 types and keep you up to date on progress as it comes on this page.
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To accompany the Class A3 & A4 models announced today (See here) we have also announced the production of LNER Gresley teak coaches to run with them. Built to the finest standards by the LNER they will be faithfully reproduced and scaled down to represent the coaches from introduction to withdrawal from BR. Delivery is expected late-2018.
Diagram 175 - A brake coach with 2 first class compartments and 4 3rd class compartments as well as 2 toilets (1 for each class).
Diagram 186 - An open third coach with 16 bays of seats at tables in 2+2 configuration with 2 toilets at one end of the coach.
Diagram 115 - An 8 compartment coach with 6 seats in each compartments and a toilet at each end.
H7-TC175-001 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 175 Brake Corridor Composite in LNER Teak livery
H7-TC175-002 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 175 Brake Corridor Composite in LNER Teak livery
H7-TC175-003 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 175 Brake Corridor Composite in BR carmine & cream livery
H7-TC175-004 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 175 Brake Corridor Composite in BR carmine & cream livery
H7-TC175-005 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 175 Brake Corridor Composite in BR maroon livery
H7-TC175-006 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 175 Brake Corridor Composite in BR maroon livery
H7-TC186-001 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 186 Open Third in LNER Teak livery
H7-TC186-002 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 186 Open Third in LNER Teak livery
H7-TC186-003 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 186 Open Third in BR carmine & cream livery
H7-TC186-004 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 186 Open Third in BR carmine & cream livery
H7-TC186-005 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 186 Open Third in BR maroon livery
H7-TC186-006 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 186 Open Third in BR maroon livery
H7-TC115-001 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 115 Corridor Third in LNER Teak livery
H7-TC115-002 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 115 Corridor Third in LNER Teak livery
H7-TC115-003 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 115 Corridor Third in BR carmine & cream livery
H7-TC115-004 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 115 Corridor Third in BR carmine & cream livery
H7-TC115-005 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 115 Corridor Third in BR maroon livery
H7-TC115-006 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 115 Corridor Third in BR maroon livery
O gauge finescale wheels
Fully painted and decorated bodyshells including full lining
Chemically blackened wheels
Separately fitted and blackened handrails
Dummy buckeye coupling and separate screw link coupling for bufferbeams
Fully detailed and painted interiors
Pipes fitted to bufferbeams
Small, separately attached details
Underframes fully detailed
Individual panels printed in teak effect (on LNER coaches)
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