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Hey Guys

First post and I'm already looking for some help. Who makes a decent coach of the old 'toastrack" or non corridor type. I'm looking for some of those shorter ones that I remember as a kid from a branch line in the Midland region in the 50's. I've looked through a lot of catalogues but not found what I'm looking for, and being here in the States, access is limited.

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Could you be thinking of the 57ft BR Mark1 surburban stock? Or were they older coaches? Bachmann used to have quite a range of these but there don't seem to be any in the current (2008) catalogue. It might be worth trying www.bachmann.co.uk for information on what they used to have, and then one or two of the larger mail-order places and see if they have any left.

Hornby don't have anything surburban either, alas, and haven't for a long while.

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John Webb
 

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Steve,

One of the joys of the Hattons site is the pics. They quite regularly have stocks of the Bachmann suburbans John mentioned, in blue at present
http://www.ehattons.com/StockDetail.aspx?SID=18052
Hornby do the GWR B set coaches
http://www.ehattons.com/stockdetail.aspx?s...mg=4#imageblock

That's pretty much it for suburban stock suitable for 1950's West Midlands area circa 1950 in OO RTR. Bachmann and Hornby between them have produced the entire LMS to BR 2 cylinder 2-6-4T family, yet neither company offers any suitable LMS suburban stock...
 

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Thanks, Gentlemen. Looking at those it is likely those are correct. I remember them as being shorter, but I was just a kid, so perception is probably off. I do remember the carmine colour scheme. What I'm working on is a layout based on the station and coalyard from Barnoldswick, Yorks as it then was.

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QUOTE (John Webb @ 17 Oct 2008, 15:16) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Could you be thinking of the 57ft BR Mark1 surburban stock? Or were they older coaches? Bachmann used to have quite a range of these but there don't seem to be any in the current (2008) catalogue. It might be worth trying www.bachmann.co.uk for information on what they used to have, and then one or two of the larger mail-order places and see if they have any left.

Hornby don't have anything surburban either, alas, and haven't for a long while.

Regards,
John Webb
 

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QUOTE (Steve Barratt @ 18 Oct 2008, 04:11) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thanks, Gentlemen. Looking at those it is likely those are correct. I remember them as being shorter, but I was just a kid, so perception is probably off. I do remember the carmine colour scheme. What I'm working on is a layout based on the station and coalyard from Barnoldswick, Yorks as it then was.

Steve

***STeve in a way your memory is good - there were some slightly shorter than the 57 footers bachmann/mainline made (53 or 54 foot from memory - can remember which!!)

Actually the old OO scale Graham Farish suburbans were a very respectable body moulding that make an excellent short suburban - they did both 3rd and brake 3rd variants of them You can still find them around second hand quite often in excellent condition - I have about 30 of them picked up for a song still in their boxes! If accuracy is important, the body is good when flush glazed but the chassis and bogies need totally replacing!

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Richard
 
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