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Hornby Model Railways LNER TEAK SLEEPER COACH (1208) R4174

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LNER 1ST CLASS SLEEPER COACH AS NEW (light wheel use) / BOX PACKAGING NEW
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Offering for sale a brand new and boxed example of a Hornby Model Railways LNER TEAK 61ft 6" 1st class sleeper coach running number 1208 model reference number R4174. The London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) inherited several styles of coaching stock from its constituents.

The standard LNER corridor coach design was finalised in 1923, using a 60 ft underframe, though some for use on the Great Eastern were on 51 ft underframes.

The LNER standard coach was in advance of those of the other three of the Big Four by virtue of the Pullman gangways and buckeye couplers. The wooden teak-panelled body with squared mouldings and windows was more traditional than modern, particularly as the LNER persisted with this construction until 1942.

In fact, there were few differences in design over the 1923-42 period, apart from an increase in body width to 9 ft 3in after 1927. All these standard coaches were mounted on Gresley double-bolster 8 ft 6in bogies. The general service stock was withdrawn by 1965. Several examples are preserved.