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Hello Everyone.
Can anyone tell me where I can get coach interiors, Seating,Partitions etc.
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Comet spring to mind. I've not used them myself. Check out this page on their website. It looks like the interior stuff might be what you are looking for.

Don't rush off and order straight away. I'm sure there will be other suggestions during the next day or so.

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Southern Pride also do interior parts: seats, tables, etc. Ratio do strips of seating that can be cut to length and the former BSL parts are sold by the Southern Electric Group.
 

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Peco do card kits originally designed to fit Kitmaster kit coaches - ie BR Mk 1s, I think they were. Although they only list a 'Corridor Open Second' in the current catalogue.

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QUOTE (John Webb @ 19 Feb 2008, 23:30) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Peco do card kits originally designed to fit Kitmaster kit coaches

They still produce them!!!

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Hello Everybody.
Thank you for the replies.
The reason I am asking is I recently bought a 4mm LNER Quad art set which have no interiors. I believe that they are Ian Kirk which would fit the fact that Ian Kirk LNER quad art sets came without interiors. I thought they would look better with some sort of Interior Partitions & Seating as the coaches themselves are plastic & so are quite light. The bogies are metal. Perhaps someone else has this set & so may put me on the right track also maybe someone has an idea of what the interior colour scheme was on these coaches.
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QUOTE (TonyDaly @ 20 Feb 2008, 14:17) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>...The reason I am asking is I recently bought a 4mm LNER Quad art set which have no interiors.... also maybe someone has an idea of what the interior colour scheme was on these coaches....

The Quad-arts were compartment coaches without corridors. The upper part of the partitions was a dark varished wood, the seats, not very comfortable, were a plain dark (or was it just age/dirt?) red covering. This is from personal observation in the late 1950s when such sets were still used on the North Woolwich-Stratford-Palace Gates service in N & E london.

The North Norfolk Railway has a set which is being restored and which I think may be nearly finished. A look at their website www.nnr.co.uk might give you more information.

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QUOTE (John Webb @ 20 Feb 2008, 17:42) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The Quad-arts were compartment coaches without corridors. The upper part of the partitions was a dark varished wood, the seats, not very comfortable, were a plain dark (or was it just age/dirt?) red covering. This is from personal observation in the late 1950s when such sets were still used on the North Woolwich-Stratford-Palace Gates service in N & E london.

The North Norfolk Railway has a set which is being restored and which I think may be nearly finished. A look at their website www.nnr.co.uk might give you more information.

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Hello John.
I got that site but there are no interior photos. They seemed to have the same problem in finding out what the interiors were like. It's not that important to me but it would be nice to have some idea what the interiors were like & I thought the models I have might have benefited from some interior furnishings.Now I know why Ian Kirk did not provide interiors with these models,they simply didn't know what they were like.
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Ah well, it was just a thought. Few people photographed the inside of coaches, I suppose. Just possible there might be something in the new 'Search Engine' at the NRM. Try www.nrm.org.uk and see what searches under Gresley, Great Northern, LNER or even quad-art throw up. There must have been diagrams to which they were constructed which would have specified the interior finish, I would have thought.

You might also look out for "LNER Carriages " by M Harris, published in 1994, and "British Railway Carriages of the 20th Century, part ii" by David Jenkinson, published in 1990. (Information from "The Oxford Companion to British Railway History".)

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I have just acquired a Hornby R449 LNER Clerestory Brake Coach with no interior. Would anyone know where I can get an interior seating kit for this model please?
 

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QUOTE I got that site but there are no interior photos.... Now I know why Ian Kirk did not provide interiors with these models, they simply didn't know what they were like.

Follow the link from the NNR rolling stock page to the M&GNJRS page, there's a slideshow at the bottom including an interior shot. And I suspect Mr Kirk actually travelled on them (or something very similar), but many coach kits in those days didn't include interiors.

http://www.mandgn.co.uk/page.php?pid=19 Alternatively this is the first hit for "quad-art interior" on google images - https://flic.kr/p/14957468847
QUOTE I have just acquired a Hornby R449 LNER Clerestory Brake Coach with no interior. Would anyone know where I can get an interior seating kit for this model please?

That's another non-corridor, cut some partitions from 30thou styrene sheet, make a floor from more 30thou, cut some Ratio seats to length and fit them either side of the partitions. Paint all the woodwork darkish brown and the seats any dowdy shade of dark red/blue/grey/brown you like, you won't see most of it through the windows anyway in other than strong light.

The Peco kits are fold-up card kits designed to fit the old Kitmaster kits but they can be made to fit any Mk1 with a bit of effort. They represent 1950s corridor coaches, not older non-corridor stock. The Comet kits include etched compartment doors or seat ends (depending on coach type) but the partitions etc have to be cut from styrene sheet.
 

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QUOTE (Jamie Smith @ 28 Feb 2015, 20:01) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have just acquired a Hornby R449 LNER Clerestory Brake Coach with no interior. Would anyone know where I can get an interior seating kit for this model please?

These were originally the GWR coaches for the "Lord Of The Isles", but have since been made in Engineers Black, Engineers Green, GN&SR (Railway Children), LNER, LMS, "BR Crimson and Cream" East Anglian Set with Blue B12!, "Old Slow Coach", etc....

No interiors were made by Tri-ang, Tri-ang Hornby, or Hornby...they thought that it wasn't worth it as the windows were so small....

It is a matter of making you own....
 

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I have (in the past) picked up job lots of discarded/cut-up
coach interiors from swap-meets/toy-fairs.

Last time it was a carrier bag full for about £3!

These tend to be left-overs from peoples projects, useful
for creating your own, I've now got quite a selection of
corridor, compartment and open, as well as a good choice
of kitchen/buffet/restaurant bits.

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Bill Bedford (Mousa Models) offers downloads for generic interiors, corridor and non-corridor. May not be accurate but they might fit the bill for suburban coaches with small windows and dark interiors.
 
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