Lionheart’s Mk 1s
2021 marks 70 years since introduction of the British Railways Mk 1 carriage design and Lionheart Trains has just delivered the first of its all-new ‘O’ gauge ready-to-run models. MIKE WILD finds out if these could be the definitive version for 7mm scale.
The British Railways Mk 1 carriage design is a signature of the steam age. The first were built in 1951, 70 years ago this year, with the last of the breed being completed in 1963, although Mk 1 based multiple units were built until 1974.