Ellis Clark makes Pullman progress


Ellis Clark Trains has updated progress on its forthcoming ‘O’ gauge all-steel K-Type Pullman cars, issuing a series of colourised CAD drawings to highlight the level of detail planned.

These all-new ‘O’ gauge Pullmans are being manufactured by Darstaedt Trains with an extensive selection of options from single vehicles to complete rakes of authentic carriages in the making. Options include ‘Bournemouth Belle’, ‘Queen of Scots’ and ‘Yorkshire Pullman’ formations while vehicles planned will cover Pullman Brake Third, Parlour Third, Parlour First, Kitchen Third and Kitchen First.


Since launching its plans (HM173), development work has been continuing behind the scenes on research and design, with the project currently at the CAD drawing stage.

Each coach will feature etched brass sides, separately moulded ends and windows, detailed and decorated interiors, decorated interior walls, hand-painted finishes, working table and ceiling lighting, compensated metal bogies with roller ball bearings, super-detailed chassis and underframe, working buckeye couplings and sprung metal buffers.


In addition, the coaches are set to receive a specially-designed magnetic coupling system with an innovative sliding arrangement when negotiating curves (second radius and above).


Prices have also now been confirmed with individual vehicle prices set at £399 each (reducing to £375 each when three or more are ordered), while coach pack prices will range from £795 for twin-packs to £3,750 for a full ten-coach ‘Queen of Scots’ pack (see table for more details). Delivery is currently expected in late 2023.


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Pullman cars (individual) £399 each  £399 each (£375 each for three or more)
Bournemouth Belle 1966 Pack A (five coaches) £1,875
Bournemouth Belle 1966 Pack B (four coaches) £1,500
Keighley and Worth Valley Presentation Pack (two coaches) £795
Ocean Liner Set 1 (three coaches) £1,125
Ocean Liner Set 2 (two coaches) £795
Queen of Scots Set 1 (ten coaches) £3,750
Queen of Scots 1957 (six coaches) £2,250
Yorkshire Pullman (eight coaches) £3,000