Having invested in a number of Bachmann BR(S) Bulleid and Mk 1 coaches over the last few years, I’m investigating how to assemble some of them into coach ‘sets’, as used on the southern region in the fifties and sixties, and add the correct coach set numbers to the end coaches. Whilst all the Bachmann Bulleids appear to have been modelled on ‘loose’ coaches, it would appear that some were later assembled into permanent ‘sets’. I have established that ‘Fox’ can provide the appropriate transfers, and a couple of books ( ‘Bulleid Coaches in 4mm Scale’ by S.W.Stevens-Stratton, and ‘Bulleid’s S.R. Steam Passenger Stock’ by David Gould) provide a wealth of information on Bulleid ‘loose’ coaches and the various allocations of different coaches into sets over the period 1949-1967. What these Books don’t tell me, however, is when they changed from green to crimson and cream and vice versa, or, (since as their titles suggest,they specifically only cover Bulleids) if BR Mk 1 coaches were also arranged into numbered coach sets on the southern. Can anybody help, please, with where any of this additional information can be obtained? Thanks in anticipation, Paul.
19 years ago