Rapido Trains UK GWR ‘B-Set’ coaches

SKU: | Stock: Pre-order



High Quality Materials

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Secured Delivery


One of the classic Great Western Railway branch trains was a pair of non-corridor Brake Composites – known as ‘B-Sets’ – hauled by a
‘Small Prairie’ 2-6-2T.

The first iteration of ‘B-set’ coaches was delivered in 1924 under diagram E116. However, it wasn’t until 1930 when the largest
diagram – E140 – were delivered. These vehicles each sported a guard’s compartment, a single First Class compartment and five Third
Class compartments. The coaches were close coupled in a fixed formation with the brake compartments on the outer ends.

These coaches were longer and wider than previous designs and necessitated recessed door handles and Guards doors. They ran on 7ft wheelbase bogies. A total of 41 Dia. E140 sets of coaches were built.

Primarily allocated to the Bristol Division, Dia. E140s could be found further afield, from Cardiff and Taunton to Birmingham and
Worcester… not to mention those classic Cornish branch lines so beloved by modellers! As many of these coaches ran specific routes, they often received set markings for the location on the ends adjacent to the brake compartments.

Here’s the specification of The Rapido ‘OO’ gauge model:
• Designed in the UK using original works
• Fully detailed interior
• Lots of separately-fitted detail
• Working lights
• Complete underbody detailing with
many separate parts
• NEM coupler pockets
• Only available in twin-packs

Delivery Information

This is the delivery information.