Hornby EWS Business Coach Pack arrives in the UK

11 April 2024
The new OO coach pack in striking EWS Claret livery has arrived with retailers and is available to order now.

Featuring NEM Tension-Lock couplings and sprung metal buffers, factory-fitted details include cab, footplate and interior details, with a wide scope for modellers to add further detailing.

Inside the pack features four Mk. 2F coaches in EWS lined maroon – FO, 2 x TSO & BSO and the pack is priced at £169.99. 

About the prototype

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The idea of the managers train, business train, or inspection saloon is far from a new one, the first examples being employed by some of the earliest of the pre-grouping railway companies. In the modern era, EWS' management train is a version of this rather old-fashioned idea. For much of the modern era, EWS has operated a push-pull managers train and a 'business train'. 

This business train, despite its name, rarely operated as a single train with sets of coaches often being employed on extra services around the country, an example being on services laid on during major UK-based sporting events and such. 

The business train utilised the then rather old Mk2 coaches in a special EWS maroon livery and would be found being hauled by all manner of EWS liveried traction.

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