The earliest carriages of the London & Birmingham Railway are our choice for launching the company. It seems ‘grass green’ was the livery and with only a few coloured illustrations available, the actual shade of green is open to debate! The livery would have been hand mixed and would have faded with time so the illustrations shown below are our ‘educated guess’.
Following our experience with the first two carriages we produced, the Open 2nd Class and Open 3rd Class, we found that various grades of plastic are more than strong enough for the underframes. Subsequently, the underframes for the first and mail carriages, originally of brass, have been redesigned in plastic with the finer parts of etched brass. This minimises any soldering. All other carraiges are many of plastic with minimal or no etched brass/soldering
Before being put on sale, the kits are test built a number of times to ensure that your kit goes together with the minimum of trouble. Each kit comes with comprehensive instructions with many photos to illustrate the various stages.
All prices do not include postage and packing. All kits come with a choice of wheel pattern; Brahmah (B), Split Spoke (S), Losh (L)8 Spoke (8) or 9 Spoke (9). Please email or phone with choice.
On this page…..
Open 3rd Class Open 2nd Class Closed 2nd Class 1st Class with quarterlights
2nd Class without quarterlights Mail Carriage Truck Horse Box
Those kits available have a photo and full details.
London & Birmingham Second Class Closed Carriage (LB-C-03) - Telford 2015?
London & Birmingham First Class Carriage - without Quarterlights (LB-C-04) - Telford 2015?
London & Birmingham First Class Carriage - with Quarterlights (LB-C-05) - Telford 2015?
London & Birmingham Mail Carriage - (LB-C-06) - Telford 2015?
If you wish to add passengers, we hope to produce resin figures soon.