|Building an LNER Diagram 23 or 115 Full Third from MJT Parts:
As with most of the Gresley coaches there were a number of variations on the theme. These were the most common variety of Gresley teak coach and some survived into the 1960s. The MJT etched brass sides represent Diagram 23 - which was built between 1924 and 1927 - and Diagram 115 - built between 1928 and 1939. While outwardly similar the Diagram 115s were 3" wider than the Diagram 23s (9’3" as opposed to 9’0").
How to use this page:
This page will allow you to select parts to make a ‘generic’ coach but if you wish your model to be historically accurate you would be well advised to seek details (photographs) of a particular vehicle. Considerable detail is given in:
It is necessary to decide whether you would prefer to make a metal coach using MJT parts or use the etched sides to adorn a Hornby or Ian Kirk donor? If the latter go to Using the cosmetic sides with a Hornby or Kirk Donor
Construction of complete coach
A thorough account of the techniques used to build Gresley coaches using MJT parts is given in