Jump to content
Ellis Clark Trains

Darstaed 7mm Finescale O Gauge BR 57' Mk1 Suburban Coaches

Recommended Posts

Evening all,

Firstly, may I apologize for the delay in the first of these coaches getting to us.

However, I am happy to announce that we now have in stock the first of the Crimson coaches, which includes the BS (Brake Seconds), SO (Second Opens) and S (Second) class coaches.

The first of the lined maroon models are due in around 3 weeks.

Amey started ringing around for pre-orders today, although due to Telford prep it has been difficult to get in touch with everyone!

We will bring plenty down to Telford in case you wish to beat us to your order, otherwise we shall be calling on Monday.

All the best,
Ellis.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

Just back from a great day at Telford. Look what’s getting shunted into Brighton Works....

 

042EE1AF-CE24-481F-B4E5-E1AB1E820C69.jpeg.4b4e7b0f3c65a4fb80004faed90e7053.jpeg

 

Well done to all the team. 

Edited by The Bigbee Line
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, The Ghost of IKB said:

Any news on the maroon versions?

Hi there,

 

Maroon, both lined and un-lined, BS, CL and S class coaches are all due in on Wednesday :)

 

Cheers,

Ellis.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi All,

 

Is it fair to assume that the specific diagram numbers for these new models won't be appropriate for the LMR since they aren't the Metrogauge version? From what I have learned (at least with the initial allocation) only metrogauge versions of the mk1 suburbans went to the LMR because of the clearance issues between St Albans and Moorgate. Or am I wrong, could these also be appropriate for a M prefixed number? I'm wanting a M region early 1950s rake. Thankfully my 1960s ER rake won't be so tricky.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Ellis Clark Trains said:

Hi there,

 

Maroon, both lined and un-lined, BS, CL and S class coaches are all due in on Wednesday :)

 

Cheers,

Ellis.

Brilliant! I'll be ordering mine at 9 am on wednesday! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, seeseerider said:

Hi All,

 

Is it fair to assume that the specific diagram numbers for these new models won't be appropriate for the LMR since they aren't the Metrogauge version? From what I have learned (at least with the initial allocation) only metrogauge versions of the mk1 suburbans went to the LMR because of the clearance issues between St Albans and Moorgate. Or am I wrong, could these also be appropriate for a M prefixed number? I'm wanting a M region early 1950s rake. Thankfully my 1960s ER rake won't be so tricky.

 

No Composites were built to Metrogauge. Standard dimensioned lots on the shorter underframe included M41000-41014.

 

The Brake Second included M43360-43367 to Metrogauge. Standard dimensioned lots on the shorter underframe included M43226-432259, 43267-43299, 43300-43310.

 

The Second (compartment) included M46299-46306 to Metrogauge. Standard dimensioned lots on the shorter underframe included M46063-46084.

 

The Second Open included M48035-48042 to Metrogauge with the other two lots allocated to the WR.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Pint of Adnams said:

The Second Open included M48035-48042 to Metrogauge with the other two lots allocated to the WR.

 

Thank you Pint of Adnams, so I just need to avoid the SO for the LMR. I’m glad I still have options.

 

I will be researching where the non-metrogauge M coaches were in service.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good evening all,

Excellent news - the first of the Maroon lined and un-lined suburbans are now in stock!

This includes, in both liveries, Brake Seconds, Composites with Lavatory, Seconds, and of course Set A, which is made-up by one of each plus an extra brake second.

Amey started ringing round for pre-orders today, but due to the sheer number, will have to continue tomorrow - as always, you can beat us to it and order through the website, or call between 9 - 5 tomorrow.

All the best,
Ellis.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Evening all,

 

The Darstaed Mk1 Suburbans in BR blue are now in stock.

 

Six coach types to choose from, all are now listed for sale on the website.

 

We have also taken delivery of the Crimson composite lavatory coaches, which join the current line-up currently listed on our website.

 

All the best,

Ellis

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi all,

 

I was just wondering, and dare I ask? Is the height of the Suburbans scaled/has the bogie height/relative height matter been sorted since the MK1s?

 

They look very good in most regards, but it's often hard to tell from photos (without locos etc).

 

Also does anyone know if the WR or SR (regions) ever ran these in two car sets, akin to the exGWR B-Sets?? Or were they run in three car sets?

 

Many thanks in anticipation.

 

Atvb

 

CME.

Edited by CME and Bottlewasher

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, CME and Bottlewasher said:

Hi all,

 

I was just wondering, and dare I ask? Is the height of the Suburbans scaled/has the bogie height/relative height matter been sorted since the MK1s?

 

They look very good in most regards, but it's often hard to tell from photos (without locos etc).

 

Also does anyone know if the WR or SR (regions) ever ran these in two car sets, akin to the exGWR B-Sets?? Or were they run in three car sets?

 

Many thanks in anticipation.

 

Atvb

 

CME.

 

Hi there,

 

Happy to confirm these are fully to scale.

 

Correct height, width and length, alongside correct scale bogies (also available separately) and scale wheels.

 

There's a couple of pics of them on our website's gallery page, also there's a few that have been posted on the Gauge O Guild forum.

 

We're currently updating and adding more to our gallery page.

 

There's also a video of them running on Grindley Brook, which can be found on our Facebook page.

 

Not sure how many the Western region used in rakes - the Southern region opted for the 63ft suburbans however.

 

All the best,

Ellis.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Ellis,

 

Will you have a good range of 57' suburbans for sale at Warley?

 

Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Fastdax said:

Hi Ellis,

 

Will you have a good range of 57' suburbans for sale at Warley?

 

Thanks.

Hi Duncan,

 

We will indeed!

 

Although, if there's any particular coach type/livery you're interested in, please feel free to let me know.

 

I can then hold them back (no obligation of course) until you've had a look.

 

All the best,

Ellis.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.