|2851: LNER D55/D56/D57 51FT 1 1/2 INCH FULL THIRD SIDES (STANDARD DROPLIGHTS)
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 formations can be modelled. The instructions give details of build dates, livery, numbering, etc. Built between 1925 and 1929 the stand alone non-corridor thirds were the most numerous of the Gresley 51ft 1.5in teak coaches and used only turnbuckle trussing.
This body shell also featured in a number of twin articulated units and one quadruplet built between 1929 and 1939, some of which used Welded Steel trussing. Notably:-
To make a complete coach the modeller should consider:
(OO Gauge / 4mm Scale)