Preview: decorated samples of 'Genesis' coaches

20 September 2023
Hatton's receives livery samples of its second run of pre-grouping coaches, with arrivals expected from this winter.

Hattons Model Railways has shared imagery of model samples from its second run of pre-grouping coach tooling, dubbed project 'Genesis'. Its second batch is under review ahead of its main production run with a few to models being delivered exclusively by the retailer to its customers from late-2023 to early 2024.

Commenting on these new arrivals, Jack Morgan, Chief Content Officer for Hattons Model Railways said, "All decorated samples for [our] second batch have now been approved, aside from LSWR which we expect to be confirmed very soon."

"We are very pleased with how these samples look and we're sure you will feel the same. Please be aware, many of our Batch 2 models have already sold-out on pre-order and others have limited quantities remaining. We highly recommend that you place a pre-order as soon as possible to ensure your models are secured."

Hattons' second batch of coaches sees nine liveries represented, spanning CIE dark green, CIE light green, CIE black & tan, Midland Railway crimson, BR crimson, NCB blue, GCR french grey and brown, GER Stratford brown, plus L&YR brown and umber.

Hattons Genesis coach CIE dark green

For fans of the Irish Rail scene, its dark green CIE livery across the tooling is soon to be available...

Single coaches are priced at £33.00 each, with multi-packs of three priced at £94.00, and multi-packs of four priced at £120.00.

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Project 'Genesis' is designed to represent Era 2-3 rolling stock. The range includes seven body styles between its four- and six-wheel coaches. The individual styling has been made to include the most common features from some of the most widespread and longest lasting coaches.

Hattons NCB blue genesis coaches

NCB blue livery aims to capture the hearts and minds of modellers of collieries and their routes, when pre-grouping coaches were relegated to less front-line duties. 

Hattons has yet to confirm details on a possible third production run of models from its 'Genesis' tooling following the sale of its second batch of models, with NER, Caledonian Railway, Metropolitan Railway, SDJR, Longmoor Military Railway and BR departmental liveries suggested.

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