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Four Wheeled,  Second Class
Open Saloon Coach
  PROTOTYPE. The North Eastern Railway built these coaches in the 1880s as diagram 61 for chartering by private families and groups. Typically one or more of these coaches would be chartered by a local Sunday School or miners welfare society for a day trip to the seaside.
  The saloon coach would then be attached to the rear of appropriate scheduled passenger trains to make its journey to the seaside.

  The coach with its occupants enjoying a right good time and seated on the saloon benches around central picnic tables would be shunted at junctions from one train to another to make its way to the desired destination.

  Just before the First World War many of these types of coaches were sold out of service to independent light railways and collieries for use as Paddy Trains transporting miners to the pithead.

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  This kit represents one of the three carriages sold by the NER to the North Sunderland Light Railway. For a period these three vehicles represented the railways entire coaching stock.

  While of interest to NER modellers these kits are mainly aimed at industrial and light railway enthusiasts, to provide quickly and easily some unusual coaching stock so beloved by such lines!.

  KIT. The main components are etched in brass, with cast white metal axle guards etc. A pre-rolled brass roof is provided, as is material to make the floor and compartment partitions. Etched door and grab handles are included. As is straight brass wire and rod for handrails etc.

  A full colour printed interior kit is included to enable you to make up compartment partitions complete with pictures and mirrors and upholstered seats for your potential passengers.
Kit Reference Code
PMK - 7
Kit Price £80.00
Print Off Order Form pdf file
- Additional Components Required to Complete -
- Wheels -
1 Pack (2 X axles) 3'7", 8 Spoke Coach Wheels
(Slater's Catalogue Number 7123) as built or 3'7", Mansell Disc
Coach Wheels (Slater's Catalogue Number 7124) in later years.
Available From, Slater’s Plastikard, Old Road, Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2ER, Telephone 01629 734053, Fax 01629 732235.

Approximate Cost of Completing The Model
Kit - £80.00 + Slater's Wheels - £12.50 = £92.50
- Download Saloon Coach Instructions as PDF Print Off -
  Downloading the instruction booklet will allow you to evaluate the kit and its construction and help you to determine its suitability for yourself and your project.
Download Saloon Coach Assembly Instruction Booklet
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