Teak finish for
The latest arrivals for ‘O’ gauge are the teak liveried version of Hattons’ Gresley corridor coaches. MIKE WILD inspects their finish.
GRESLEY 61ft 6in corridor coaches are one of the most distinctive designs of passenger rolling stock. Their domed roofs, bow ends and teak finished wooden bodies all helped them to stand out from the crowd.
These coaches had long service lives as despite the first of the LNER design being built in 1923 and the last in 1942, some survived into the late 1960s. By then the last of the type was carrying BR blue and grey, but previously they had carried BR lined maroon, BR carmine and cream and, originally, LNER varnished teak.
Above: Printing of numbers and lining is superb.