05 January 2012
M.A.R.C Models release their 4mm scale brass kit of the Southern Region Inspection Saloon Number 975025. The model is available now, complete with authentic seats in kit form or ready-to-run.
The Inspection Saloon came out of a the withdrawal of a 6B Hastings DEMU Buffet Car 60755 in 1964 and was rebuilt as an Inspection Saloon which started in 1969.
It was converted to be driven from either end whereas it can only be driven from one end currently. Its claim to fame was in 1981 when it was used to convey HRH The Prince of Wales, and his late wife Diana, to Romsey. The following year it was provided when the Pope travelled from Gatwick Airport to Victoria.
The kit has etched brass sides/ends/roof preshaped and the floor/chassis/bogies are from Replica Railways. The special seats come from the U.S.A. and all partitions curtains, nickel silver window bolections/roof vents/steps/and other pieces are provided in the kit parts. Price £60.00. RTR in NSE and BR LIvery £250.00 and Caroline Livery £225.00 Payment can be made by Pay Pal or cheque. Postage is an extra but products can be collected at Exhibitions by arrangement cutting out the Royal Mail.
Contact M.A.R.C Models for details.