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N Scale - Minitrix - 3006 - Passenger Car, British Rail, Mark 1 Coach - British Rail - M 21240

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Stock Number 3006
Secondary Stock Number 51 3006 00
Tertiary Stock Number 13006
Brand Minitrix
Manufacturer Minitrix
Body Style Minitrix Passenger BR Mk1 BCK
Prototype Vehicle Passenger Car, British Rail, Mark 1 Coach (Details)
Road or Company Name British Rail (Details)
Road or Reporting Number M 21240
Paint Color(s) Blue and Grey
Print Color(s) White
Paint Scheme BR Blue-Grey
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Release Date 1969-01-01
Item Category Passenger Cars
Model Type British
Model Subtype Mark 1 coach
Model Variety Brake Composite Corridor (BCK)
Prototype Region Europe
Prototype Era UK Era 4: BR Early crest (1948-1956)
Years Produced 1951-1963
Scale 1/148



Model Information: This Mk1 Brake Composite Corridor (BCK) coach was introduced in 1969 by Minitrix in three different BR liveries. It was later released in an additional livery. It was available up until the mid-1990's when production of this model stopped.
Another type of Mk1 coach was introduced at the same time: CK (Composite Corridor).
They have been distributed in the UK as Hornby-Minitrix during the '70's for a short period of time, but mostly were available under the Minitrix brand.
Length between buffers: 134 mm

Prototype History:
British Railways Mark 1 was the family designation for the first standardised designs of railway carriages built by British Railways. Following nationalisation in 1948, BR had continued to build carriages to the designs of the "Big Four" companies (the Great Western, Southern, London Midland and Scottish and London and North Eastern railways), and the Mark 1 was intended to be the standard carriage design for use across all lines, incorporating the best features of each of the former companies' designs. It was also designed to be much stronger than previous designs, to provide better protection for passengers in the event of a collision or derailment.
The Mk 1 coaches were built in two distinct tranches: the early vehicles (1951–60) and the 'Commonwealth' stock (named from the type of bogie used) from 1961 onwards.
They have been painted in a large variety of liveries and very produced in various types: First, Second or Composite, Coach, Brake/Coach, Restaurant, etc.
The Mk 1 coaches have been in operation until 2005.

From Wikipedia

Road Name History:
British Railways (BR), which from 1965 traded as British Rail, was the state-owned company that operated most of the overground rail transport in Great Britain between 1948 and 1997. It was formed from the nationalisation of the "Big Four" British railway companies and lasted until the gradual privatisation of British Rail, in stages between 1994 and 1997. Originally a trading brand of the Railway Executive of the British Transport Commission, it became an independent statutory corporation in 1962 designated as the British Railways Board.

British Rail designed and manufactured rolling stock from 1948 to 1989, at which time its subsidiary British Rail Engineering Limited (BREL) was privatised.

1997 marked the end of the privatization effort in which the last assets of British Rail were sold to 31 regional freight and passenger operators as well as Railtrack (which was later brought under public control as Network Rail), which was given the track and infrastructure.

Read more on Wikipedia.


Brand/Importer Information:
Trix is a German company that originally made Trix metal construction sets. one of its co-founders was Stephan Bing, the son of the pioneer toy-maker industrialist Ignaz Bing. In 1935 the company began producing the electrically powered model trains that it became famous for, under the Trix Express label. Prior to the outbreak of World War II the Trix company produced a small range of fairly unrealistic AC powered three rail models running at 14 volts.

N gauge models under the Minitrix brand were made from the late 1960s mostly of European prototypes (German and British primarily). North American prototypes were also manufactured and marketed under the Aurora "Postage Stamp" brand; later these items were sold under the American Tortoise, Model Power and Con-Cor brands. Trix sometimes utilized North American consultants to aid in the design of this portion of the product line. The "Hornby Minitrix' brand was used in the 1980s for a short lived range of British outline models using the earlier product tooling.

Trix's owner in the 1980s and 1990s was Mangold, which went bankrupt in the late 1990s and Märklin purchased the assets in January 1997. In part, this purchase was a reflection of Märklin's need for added production capacity; Trix had been manufacturing certain items for Märklin in previous years. The purchase was also in response to the earlier purchase of the Karl Arnold company by the Italian company Rivarossi; Märklin were very keen to take over Trix market share in 2-rail H0 and especially Minitrix, until then Märklin had not marketed N gauge models. In 2003, Märklin introduced its first N gauge models under the well established Minitrix brand. A number Märklin H0 scale three-rail AC locomotives have also been introduced in two-rail DC versions under the Trix logo and many models are shared between the two brands.

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Item created by: Alain LM on 2018-10-02 11:18:45. Last edited by Alain LM on 2020-11-01 09:56:26

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