|2859: LNER 61FT 6INCH OPEN THIRD/DINING CAR (D27A) 1927-1930|
This range of etched sides can be used with other parts from the MJT range to create a metal model of a Gresley teak bodied coach. Alternatively they can be used as the basis of a scratch built model or to adapt a suitable donor vehicle (see for example Model Rail February 2006 - Done in a Trice). The sides are 'multi layered' allowing detail such as beading to be represented accurately. Cast door ventilator hoods, etched hinges and handles are supplied with the sides. Vehicles can be made to complement other proprietary offerings so that authentic express formations can be modelled. The instructions give details of build dates, livery, numbering, etc. These were dual purpose vehicles. As well as offering open third class accommodation they were used, and often branded, as dining cars. As such they were marshalled adjacent to the kitchen end of a restaurant first or a dedicated kitchen car. Sides for these vehicles are available from the MJT range: MJT 2857 (kitchen) and MJT 2862 (restaurant first). They were built between 1929 and 1935 and feature both turnbuckle and angle iron trussing.
To make a complete coach the modeller should consider:
(OO Gauge / 4mm Scale)