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I am trying to model a WR DMU substitution service hauled by a Class 33, 50 or 31, when loco-hauled workings stood in for absent DMUs on the Western Region branches in the late-80s-early-90s.

Does anyone know if the coaches used would have been open or corridor coaches, and does Graham Farish provide these, or have more correct ones yet to be released?
 

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If memory serves correctly they were compiled out of anything spare. I will see if i can find any direct references. As far as I recall they were normally mark 1's.

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In some instances, you may even find that the "substitute" service consisted of a locomotive (such as a class 31) hauling the dead DMU stock!
 

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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 12 Mar 2009, 17:21) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>If memory serves correctly they were compiled out of anything spare. I will see if i can find any direct references. As far as I recall they were normally mark 1's.

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Oh yeah, I was aware they were Mark 1s. I have several books on the Exeter-Barnstaple line, which has many pics of loco-hauled and 'heritage' DMUs used on the line in the pre-Sprinter days.

I may purchase a Class 150/2 also when I have got the money and its released.

Thing is, though, Graham Farish currently supply more corridor stock in blue-grey as opposed to open stock, which made me ask myself if corridor stock was more prominent than open stock.
 
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