Dapol have updated their N gauge Mk3 coach tooling to allow them to produce Sleeper coach body types. A range of eight models have been produced in the first batch covering a wide range of liveries which showcase the full history of the Mk3 sleeper. Some are in stock now with more due in the near future.
Dapol's Mk3 Sleeper coaches feature:
Coach types covered:
2P-006-004 - SLE DB 977989 in Jarvis Departmental red livery - £26.35
2P-006-005 - SLEP 10612 in First Great Western 'Fag Packet' livery - £26.35
2P-006-008 - SLE DB 977989 in Serco/ Fastline Departmental red livery - £26.35
Expected: August 2021
2P-006-001 - SLEP 10510 in BR blue and grey with Intercity Sleeper branding - £26.35
2P-006-002 - SLE 10701 in Intercity Executive livery - £26.35
2P-006-003 - SLE 10632 in GWR green livery - £26.35
2P-006-006 - SLEP 10601 in First Great Western 'Dynamic Lines' livery - £26.35
2P-006-007 - SLEP 10666 in ScotRail 'Caledonian Sleeper' livery - £26.35
10612 at Long Rock Sidings, Penzance in February 2009. ©Geof Sheppard
British Rail produced a fleet of 208 SLE (Sleeper Either Class) and SLEP (Sleeper Either Class with Pantry) variations of their Mk3A coach design to replace their ageing Mk1 sleeper coaching stock. These air-conditioned coaches featured many additional safety features over their Mk1 counterparts and were pressed into service on BR's range of sleeper services. At the end of the 1980s, there was a rapid decline in overnight services and many vehicles were transferred to heritage railways for use as accommodation for staff. The coaches remained in use on the Caledonian Sleeper service between London and Scotland, until they were replaced by CAF Mk5 coaching stock in 2019. Currently, Mk3 sleeper vehicles remain in service with GWR on the "Night Riveria" service between London and Penzance and some are in use with Network Rail for departmental purposes.
(Information provided by Wikipedia)
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