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Hornby R4766 OO Gauge GW Collett Coach Composite Corridor Left Hand BR Maroon

Hornby R4766 OO Gauge GW Collett Coach Composite Corridor Left Hand BR Maroon

Product Code: R4766

Manufacturer Number: R4766
Category: Model Railways, Coaches
Brand: Hornby
Range: Pre 2020
Era: Era 4: BR Early Crest 1948 - 1957, Era 5: BR Late Crest 1957 - 1966
Livery: BR Maroon
Scale: 1:76
Gauge: OO
Type of Wagon/Coach: GW Coach
  • £37.50
When Charles Collett became Chief Mechanical Officer of the Great Western Railway in 1922, one of his priorities was to modernise the GWR#s fleet of ageing, yet distinctive #Toplight# coaching stock. His resulting #bow-ended# design went on to become the basic GWR design for almost 30 years and from 1925, until the late summer of 1929, the steel panelled, oak framed bow-ended coach, with inset windows, high waist and clean exterior, was applied to 57# coach bodies on newly developed 7# single bolster bogies.