Hornby’s bow-end suburban stock debuts

Hornby has been providing top quality passenger rolling stock for over a decade now. We inspect Hornby's bow-end suburban coaches for 'OO' gauge.

These 57ft carriages are being released in GWR chocolate and cream and BR maroon liveries with a choice of eight in each colour scheme. These can be formed into realistic four-car sets to create correct formation suburban trains for Western area layouts.

The GWR’s new Chief Mechanical Engineer, Charles Collett,  developed bow-end carriages to reduce the length of corridor connections between vehicles. The new stock was clad with steel panels and had a higher waistline than the previous Churchward era ‘Toplight’ stock. The range included both corridor and non-corridor bow-end vehicles to a variety of designs, with standard vehicles being built on a 57ft long underframe running on distinctive 7ft bogies. 

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