Offering for sale a brand new and boxed example of a Hornby Model Railways LNER Gresley Suburban Lavatory Composite Coach running number 32456 model reference number R4516.
The London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) inherited several styles of coaching stock from its constituents. Sir Nigel Gresley continued the styles that he had established pre-grouping at the Great Northern Railway (GNR) and for the East Coast Joint Stock.
Gresley first introduced articulation in passenger stock in 1907 using converted vehicles. But in 1911 he produced some articulated suburban stock for the GNR. These were articulated pairs and were later rebuilt as four-coach ‘Quadart’ units. From 1921–9 further ‘Quadart’ compartment stock was built with an eventual total of 97 GNR and LNER sets.
Two ‘Quadarts’ formed an eight-coach train. Because of their high seating capacity they were popular with the operators and some continued in traffic until April 1966. One set is preserved on the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway at Sheringham.