3D Printed LNER Coronation coaches

The Coronation was a streamlined express passenger train run by the London and North Eastern Railway between London King's Cross and Edinburgh Waverley. Named to mark the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, it was inaugurated on 5 July 1937. The down train (northbound) left London at 16:00 and arrived in Edinburgh at 22:00; the up train (southbound) ran half an hour later.

The design was based on the very successful streamlined train, The Silver Jubilee, built in 1935, but instead of being painted silver it was given a two-tone blue livery. Internally it was decorated in the Art Deco style.

The train was formed of four two-car articulated units, with a 'beaver-tail' observation car added in summer, marshalled as follows on a southbound service from Edinburgh to London, the northbound service from London to Edinburgh would be marshalled the opposite way round with the Locomotive and tender, and observation car being coupled to the opposite ends .

Locomotive and tender
Brake Third + Kitchen Third
Open First + Open First
Open Third + Kitchen Third
Open Third + Brake Third
Observation car

The train was usually hauled by a streamlined LNER Class A4 'Pacific' locomotive, in a special Garter Blue livery with red wheels. From October 1937 this became the standard livery of the class.

The train never ran as a complete set after WW2, and under British Railways, valences were removed. After a fire when in Huntingdon in 1951, additional doors were added to twin sets. 

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LNER Observation Coach

The train was formed of four two-car articulated units, with the 'beaver-tail' observation car added in summer.
In 1948 they were returned to service as general passenger stock, but they never ran as a full set again - the observation cars were transferred to the West Highland line in 1956.
In BR days the streamlined skirting was removed. They were again modified in 1959 with larger end windows.

Original condition


Requires chassis, bogies, wheels etc and finishing off 
D228 Twin Restaurant Third Brake 

 Brake Third + Kitchen Third

Original condition, remove bottom of valances for early BR condition


Requires chassis, bogies, wheels etc and finishing off 

D229 Twin Open First 

Open First + Open First

Original condition, remove bottom of valances for early BR condition


Requires chassis, bogies, wheels etc and finishing off 

D230 Twin Restaurant Open Third 

Open Third + Kitchen Third

Original condition, remove bottom of valances for early BR condition


Requires chassis, bogies, wheels etc and finishing off 

D231 Twin Open Third Brake 

Open Third + Brake Third

Original condition, remove bottom of valances for early BR condition


Requires chassis, bogies, wheels etc and finishing off 

British Railways    
ex LNER Observation Coach

 Early British Railways condition (general service)


Requires wheels, bogies  and finishing 

D228 Twin Restaurant Third Brake 

 Brake Third + Kitchen Third

post 1951condition 


Requires chassis, bogies, wheels etc and finishing off 

D229 Twin Open First 

Open First + Open First

post 1951condition 



Requires chassis, bogies, wheels etc and finishing off 

D230 Twin Restaurant Open Third 

Open Third + Kitchen Third

post 1951condition 



Requires chassis, bogies, wheels etc and finishing off 

D231 Twin Open Third Brake 

Open Third + Brake Third

post 1951condition 



Requires chassis, bogies, wheels etc and finishing off 

     
ex LNER Observation Coach (as modified by BR)

 Late British Railways condition 


Requires wheels, bogies  and finishing

 

Pictures are just for reference, not of specific scaled model. 

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