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its a Mk1 inspection vehicle. i dont think the end is origional. i suspect it was modified either in preservation or in departmental service. i dont know of a model in OO but there are enough Mk1 kits out there and it would be easy enough to make that end out of a piece of brass.

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I think it was originally a Mk1 brake composite (BCK), the brake 1sts or 2nds would have a larger brake area. Bachmann may do this (with the original ends).

I visited the L&HR a few years back and I think this may be a conversion to provide a better environment for wheelchair users. They've also fitted extra steps to one side of each coach, as all their platforms are the same side. Many of the preserved railways seem to have hacked around Mk1s to make them more accessible.
 

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I don't think this started out as a brake - but I would agree that it looks like a "homemade" vehicle for the lines own use with the added ability to be used as an observation car.

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could be, they have the same problems as impecunious modellers of the 60's?

ie, all the train shops had surplus Tri-ang restaurant cars because nobody wanted half a dozen of these..........

I had 4 Tri-ang TT versions....simply because they were being sold off cheap........it was amazing what a bit of paint...and imagination...could do for a branch train.....
 

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On further checking I'm pretty sure it is a Mk1 BSO, the BCK has a toilet on the side shown between the compartments and the brake area. See for instance:

http://www.eastsomersetrailway.com/stock.php?num=9241

I also found this page which states that there is one such coach on the railway but doesn't give any more details:

http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/La...thwaite_Railway

And Google also found this thread about how there isn't one available in model form:

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&p=489959
 
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