L&M Railway third class coach

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by Mike Turner, 13 July 2018.

  1. Mike Turner

    Mike Turner Member

    Hi guys

    Long shot I know but does anyone know of a drawing for a Liver pool and Manchester Railway third class coach, I would like add something other than first class behind a Hornby live steam rocket?


  2. Stevesopwith

    Stevesopwith Western Thunderer

    Google 'Liverpool and Manchester Third Class Carriage' then go to ' images '.

    There are several useful pictures of a replica vehicle at NRM, and a side drawing of a London and Birmingham Third which could give an idea of the main dimensions.

    'Parliamentary Trains' have a kit for a very similar carriage in 7 mm.

    Cheers.... Steve.
  3. Mike Turner

    Mike Turner Member

    Hi Steve

    Thanks for your search. I contacted the NRM and they confirmed the have a microfilm with the following description:

    15735 London Midland & Scottish Railway G.A. of early 4 wheeled carriage, L & M centenary vehicles 3rd (LMS)

    Copy will be ordered next week!


  4. Mike W

    Mike W Western Thunderer

    I think the full size replicas all use a common underframe. Don't suppose there is any chance of finding any Hornby First class underframes and throwing the bodies away would be expensive.

  5. unklian

    unklian Western Thunderer

    Hope these might be of use, sorry about the quality been scanned from slides taken in 1970 something . And yes that is the albert hall in the background. img010.jpg img011.jpg img007.jpg
    Rob Pulham, Peter Cross, Arty and 2 others like this.
  6. Mike Turner

    Mike Turner Member

    Hi Mike

    Having compared the Hornby underframe to the photographs posted by unklian and other info I am thinking if I do build the third class carriages I will probably end up re doing the under frames under the first class too as they are a bit 'flat'...