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N Scale - Dapol - 2P-012-651 - Passenger Car, Brake Van, Maunsell, 3rd Class - British Rail - 4481

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N Scale - Dapol - 2P-012-651 - Passenger Car, Brake Van, Maunsell, 3rd Class - British Rail - 4481 Image Courtesy of Dapol


Stock Number 2P-012-651
Original Retail Price £29.50
Brand Dapol
Manufacturer Dapol
Body Style Dapal Passenger Maunsell Coach
Prototype Passenger Car, Brake Van, Maunsell, 3rd Class
Road or Company Name British Rail (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 4481
Paint Color(s) Crimson Red & Cream with Grey Roof
Print Color(s) Cream
Coupler Type Rapido Hook NEM Standard Pocket
Coupler Mount Body-Mount
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Standard
Item Category Passenger Cars
Model Type Commuter
Model Subtype Brake Van
Model Variety Maunsell
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: Richard Maunsell (1868-1944) spent his working life in railways, first as Chief Mechanical Engineer of The South Eastern and Chatham Railwayandthenonitsmergerin1923astheChiefMechanicalEngineerofthenewSouthernRailway.By1926,Maunsellhad finalisedhis plans for a new design of Southern coach, implementing many standard features such as buckeye couplers, standard positioning for most mechanical and braking devices, Pullman type gangways and retractable buffers that would suit the newly formed company and its lines. Even with this new degree of standardisation implemented by Maunsell, four distinct body plans were developed over the following 10 years to meet the diverse type of tra c and to fall within the financial constraints being faced by the business at the time. These coaches, however, were very successful and a few survive on heritage railways today.

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.

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Brand/Importer Information:
Dapol Ltd is a Welsh model railway manufacturer based in Chirk, Wales. The factory where design and manufacturing take place is just over the border in England. The company is known for its model railway products in N gauge and OO gauge. Dapol's name is a play on its founders David and Pauline Boyle's names. He owned a model concern Highfield Birds & Models. In 1981 he first tried to buy the Airfix and Mainline ranges. The Dapol brand name was first used in a Railway Modeller advert of September 1983. The first Dapol wagons (for OO) were announced to become available on 20 November 1983. From 1 March 1984 ex Airfix railway kits became available.

Dapol manufactures a growing range of N gauge locomotives, coaches and wagons, and is the main competitor of Graham Farish in the British 'ready-to-run' market. Continuous improvement in model specifications has led to the introduction of 40:1 gearing in locomotive drive mechanisms, NEM couplings on all stock, and LED lighting strips for coaching stock (yellow for 'older' coaches, to represent incandescent illumination, and white for more modern coaches and EMUs to represent fluorescent fittings).

Item created by: CNW400 on 2022-02-14 11:42:36. Last edited by CNW400 on 2022-02-14 11:42:37

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