Ratio 711 LMS (Ex MR) 48ft Suburban, All 1st, 7 Composite Coach Plastic Kit OO Gauge
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Ratio 711 LMS (Ex MR) 48ft Suburban, All 1st, 7 composite Coach Plastic Kit OO Gauge. Please note plastic kits require Paint and Glue to complete. Kit Includes - Wheels (Plastic), Bearings Maybe Need Try The Markits Bearings, Shouldered Pin Point (Top Head) M83, Plain Pin Point Bearing M84) 7 - 1st Class Compartments Accessories: Lamp And Ventilator Tops - Ratio Kit 110 Corridor Connections - Ratio Kit 111 Coach Seating - Ratio 433 These Non-Corridor, Non-Gangwayed Coaches Were Built Between 1903 And 1910 By The Midland Railway. They Were Used As Closed-Coupled Sets For Surburban Services In The Manchester And Birmingham Areas, Remaining In Service Till The Early 1950s. Note That Kit 711 Is Also Suitable To Composite Coach With Four 1st Class And Three 3rd Class Compartments. In Practice, Third Class Compartments Were Made Smaller By Reducing The Distance Between Partitions, Thereby Narrowing The Legroon Between Seats, Thus 1st Class Compartments Were 6ft. 9in And 3rd Class Were 5ft 11in. Coaches Are The Backbone Of A Passenger Railway, So Why Not Treat Yourself To Something Special. Ratio Recreate Some The More Unusual Midland (MR), And London & North Western Railway (L&NWR) Coaches. Many Could Be Found In Service Until Nationalisation In 1948, By Then Their Duties Were Usually On Secondary Routes. In The 1930s, New Coaches Designs Took Over The Orignal Duties Of These Coaches, But They Were Still To Be Found In Service On Rural Branches Or Providing Accommodation For Staff On Department Trains, Whilst Other Were Used As Holiday "Camping Coaches". Some Coaches Ended Their Days "Grounded" In Use As Railway Store Rooms, Garden Sheds And Farm Outhouses. These Coahces Have Alot Of Character That Will Help Enliven A Corner Of Any Model Layout.