LMS 'Coronation Scot' coaches


MORE THAN 80 NEW carriages have been added to Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge roster for 2020 including a set of all-new London Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) ‘Coronation Scot’ stock, a new BR Mk 1 catering vehicle, APT coaches and a tranche of re-liveries on existing tooling including BR Mk 1s, Mk 2D/2Fs and Mk 3s.

The sought after LMS ‘Coronation’ carriages are to be made for ‘OO’ by Hornby. In 1938 LMS ‘Princess Coronation’ 4-6-2 6220 Coronation hurries north with the down ‘Coronation Scot’ from Euston to Glasgow Central near Acton Bridge.
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Headlining the exciting new announcements is a set of Stanier ‘Coronation Scot’ carriages which were utilised on the express service between London Euston and Glasgow Central in the 1930s, hauled by a streamlined ‘Princess Coronation’ 4-6-2. Hornby is developing nine vehicles in the distinctive LMS blue livery with silver lining as Stanier 57ft Corridor Brake Third (BTK) 5812 (R4960), 57ft Corridor Brake First (BFK) 5052 (R4961), 57ft Corridor First (FK) 1069 (R4962), 50ft Restaurant Kitchens (RK) 30084/30085 (R4963/A), 65ft Restaurant First Open (RFO) 7507 (R4964) and 57ft Restaurant Third Opens (RTO) 8961/8993/8996 (R4965/A/B). Prices are set at £47.99 each, with delivery anticipated during October 2020. Hornby’s LMS ‘Princess Coronation’ 4-6-2 6220 Coronation in LMS blue (R3857) is ideally suited.

Also new for 2020 is the BR Mk 1 Restaurant Buffet (RB) in standard and refurbished guises (RB(R)). Built in the 1960s, these operated across the rail network and add a catering vehicle to Hornby’s range of BR Mk 1 carriages. Hornby’s all new models will appear as BR Mk 1 RBs W1739/W1743 in BR chocolate and cream (R4971/A) and S1720/S1757 in BR green (R4972/A) together with RB(R)s M1712/M1627 in BR maroon (R4973/A) and IC1617/1981 in BR InterCity colours (R4974/A).

Further highlights include a newly tooled departmental APT former Trailer Second vehicle 977527 (R4970), plus a series of departmental BR Mk 1 vehicles as ballast cleaner train staff coaches DB975802/DB975804/DB975805 (R40006/40007/40008), while a pair of South Eastern Class 395 Motor Standard Opens (R4999) are due in February to complete Javelin 395013 Hornby Visitor Centre.

Hornby’s Mk 1’s also gain BR Research Centre colours for the first time together with a new run in BR green covering SK, CK, BSK, TSO, FO and BG types together with Mk 2F vehicles in ScotRail and Virgin Trains liveries, plus a TSO and two BSO’s in Direct Rail Services livery. The venerable Mk 3 also reappears with new rakes of BR InterCity, GWR and LNER vehicles, with a full set of each expected while the intermediate Class 390 Pendolino carriages receive Avanti West Coast’s new colour scheme.

Meanwhile, Network Rail’s bright yellow colour scheme adorns a host of BR Mk 1, 2D, 2F and Mk 3 carriages including structure gauging vehicles, Plain Line Pattern Recognition vehicles, Generator vans, a Mk 3 Driving Van Trailer and more.

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