kit: Mk1 Pullman Parlour First
kit: kit: Mk1 Pullman Parlour First in 4 mm scale
Due to long term contracts with the Pullman company the British Transport Commision were obliged to run Pullman coaches until 1962. It was considered that there was economic justification to build new stock even though the 1928 stock was still in sound mechanical condition. An order was placed for 44 coaches and in 1960 the Mk1 Pullmans were introduced. All were allocated to the East Coast Main Line for The Queen of Scots, The Master Cutler, Tees-Tyne Pullman and The Yorkshire Pullman. They went on to provide the stock for The Hull Pullman, The White Rose, The Talisman and the Harrogate Sunday Pullman. The last BR services worked by these coaches were in May 1978 on The Yorkshire Pullman and The Hull Pullman. The parlour firsts were refurbished during 1966-7 to a less opulent standard.
Dimensions of built kit (lxwxh) : 248 x 35 x 44 mm.
Length without buffers: 232 mm.
Length over buffers: 248 mm.
Dimensions of package (lxwxh): 315 x 125 x 25 mm
The kit contains the following parts:
- etched brass sides ends and underframe
- whitemetal detailing castings
- aluminium roof
You will need the following to complete the model:
- 14 mm diameter carriage wheels choose your wheels here
- solder and/or universal glue
building instructions (pdf)
How to build coaches the Comet way (pdf)
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