Jump to content

Strange details in Hornby Maunsell coach


ikcdab
 Share

Recommended Posts

I recently bought R4834, maunsell corridor third in BR green.

In the detail bag with the close couplings, came these four green strips, each 44mm x2mm.

What are they for? I can't see anything obvious and there are no instructions.

Thanks

Ian

 

20210616_151307.jpg.b2886b56ccb36748cf15b337db77d22e.jpg

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Coach boards.

 

Look at the sides of the roof for the location places.

 

 

I assume you need to provide your own transfers or stickers though. Plenty of transfer makers do them.

 

Fox, Modelmasters, Sankey Scenics, Smiths (who do couplings and tarpaulins), etc.

 

 

Jason

Edited by Steamport Southport
  • Agree 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

12 minutes ago, Steamport Southport said:

Coach boards.

 

Look at the sides of the roof for the location places.

 

 

I assume you need to provide your own transfers or stickers though. Plenty of transfer makers do them.

 

Fox, Modelmasters, Sankey Scenics, Smiths (who do couplings and tarpaulins), etc.

 

 

Jason

Ah yes, I see now. I did think they might be carriage boards, but the fact that they was four of them and no lettering threw me.

Thank you

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • RMweb Gold
2 minutes ago, Mallard60022 said:

Never seen any of those in Any I've bought. Didn't know Hornby even did them. Is this a new edition coach as mine are all older purchases?

 

I don't use them but have a drawer full of them from purchases made over the last 10 years. I've kept them in case I sell the coaches and can then say I've got the detail pack!

  • Agree 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

11 hours ago, Mallard60022 said:

Never seen any of those in Any I've bought. Didn't know Hornby even did them. Is this a new edition coach as mine are all older purchases?

I bought it new from kernow about a month ago.

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Certain services utilised two boards per side of coach with first board denoting name of train where applicable and the second board stating key destination(s) and route.

Example: “Atlantic Coast Express” and “Waterloo - Ilfracombe”.  (Note: Some unnamed trains also carried carried coach roof boards and not necessarily on all vehicles in rake.

See photo for model examples (from Web)

 

8F694110-C412-4A3C-A1BD-5C2361303A57.jpeg.8d196f20e1355ef47000fb5649a29c2a.jpeg

Edited by Right Away
Clarification
  • Agree 2
  • Informative/Useful 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

14 hours ago, Mallard60022 said:

Never seen any of those in Any I've bought. Didn't know Hornby even did them. Is this a new edition coach as mine are all older purchases?

I bought some of the first run of Maunsell coaches and they were included with mine. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • RMweb Gold
7 minutes ago, Mallard60022 said:

Maybe I had better check the boxes on mine then? 

P

They are usually included in the inner packaging, between the plastic sleeve and the clamshell. I cannot recall a main-line Maunsell without them.  The LSWR rebuilds, of course, do not need them.

  • Informative/Useful 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Oldddudders said:

They are usually included in the inner packaging, between the plastic sleeve and the clamshell. I cannot recall a main-line Maunsell without them.  The LSWR rebuilds, of course, do not need them.

Ah, I've obviously been dead for ten years.

Thanks.

P

Link to post
Share on other sites

The primary objective of the roof boards was to convey relevant information of the train to the passenger.  

However, in the example of the Southern’s ACE, It does give cause to wonder what perceptions may have been gained by some poor souls on the use of the word “Express” as they wended their way on the last lap of their journey (the final 62.5 miles between Okehampton and Padstow taking 2hrs 7mins).

Arguably, it is for its exploits east of Exeter that this train has earned fame and so justified its title and carriage roof boards. Off- season, with a handful of bogies, trundling along the “Withered Arm”  was a completely different scenario. 

Misnamed or not, what would we not give to be able to take that journey now, by steam; even if it took all day!

 

Edited by Right Away
  • Like 1
  • Agree 1
  • Round of applause 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

On 17/06/2021 at 20:17, Oldddudders said:

Betjeman had it right 

 

 "Can it really be
That this same carriage came from Waterloo?"

 

I suspect he'd have alit at St Kew Highway. 

As soon as you put that I immediately read it hearing his voice if you get my drift?

  • Friendly/supportive 1
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
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...