OO Gauge Hornby R4888E BR, Bulleid 59′ Corridor Brake Third Coach, S2850S

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OO GaugeHornbyR4888E BR, Bulleid 59' Corridor Brake Third Coach, S2850S Brand new item direct from our new Yorkshire shop. Age Suitability – 14+ WhenOliver Bulleid took over as Chief Mechanical Officer of the Southern Railwayfollowing Richard Maunsell's retirement, the General Manager and Board werealready aware that the SR's mainline coaching stock lagged behind the standardsset by the other three Railway companies. In 1938, with the assistance of hisTechnical Assistant, L. Lynes, Bulleid began design work for new steam-hauledstock for the Bournemouth and Weymouth services, placing the order forfifty-four 57' 11" underframes with Lancing Works. With the onset of theSecond World War, the supply of bodies for these was put on hold and it was notuntil 1944 before the orders for the bodies could be placed, the first of thesebeing finished at Eastleigh Works in November 1945. Featuring a smooth,continuously curved bodyside, with small fixed windows above the door windows,the exterior was distinctly Bulleid in character and was a perfect match forhis streamlined Pacifics and Light Pacifics. However, the interim nature of thedesign was apparent in the retention of Maunsell's underframe and layout, withside doors providing access to each compartment. Two types of stock were built;a Composite of four First, and three Third Class compartments to Diag. 2316 anda Brake Third of five compartments, with a 22' long brake van to Diag, 2121.The last coaches were withdrawn in July 1967, at the end of Southern steam. Thefirst withdrawals started in December 1963, leaving just Sets 964/967/968/976and 980 until 1965, when further withdrawals left just twenty loose coaches

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