02/08/2019 Share this story   Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

NEWS: 'Thompsons' in 'O' from Darstaed / Ellis Clark Trains

5f612165-ca7c-433f-96f8-013d60a4c6a7

Darstaed / Ellis Clarke Trains has unveiled CAD images of its next RTR project - a new range of Thompson Mainline rolling stock in O gauge, to be made available in spring of 2020. Based on the post-war 63ft chassis designs, the manufacturer has declared that its stock is to feature the same construction methodology as other items of rolling stock in the Darstaed Finescale range, notably its Mk. 1 coaches.

Thus far, its specification includes finely-detailed brass sides, professionally painted with brass luggage racks and a die-cast under-frame. Brake ends and full brakes will have a detachable plug-in rear light. Furthermore, super-detailed interiors with lights, compensated die-cast bogies, super-detailed door hinges and magnetic coupling corridor connectors will feature.

Ellis Clarke Thompson coach carmine and cream

CAD render of a forthcoming TK in carmine and cream, subject to change by the manufacturer.

Models are to be made capable of running on 2nd radius curves. Sprung buffers are to be fitted and a sheet of prototypical running numbers to apply will be provided with each coach. The following coaches are to be produced:

 

Teak

Crimson/Cream

Maroon

Round 
windows

Square 
windows

Round 
windows

Square 
windows

Round 
windows

Square 
windows

TK

 

 

 

BTK

 

 

 

BCK

 

 

 

BG*

 

 

 

FK

 

 

 

RF

 

 

 

RTO

 

 

 

Ellis Clarke Thompson coach crimson

CAD renders of the same coach in maroon (above) and teak (below).

Ellis Clarke Thompson coach teak

For current pricing and to place your pre-order, visit the website.

 

Back to Reviews

02/08/2019 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Reviews

5 things we spotted at TINGS

The International N Gauge Show (TINGS) is over for another year. We've picked a few highlights. ...


NEWS: Bachmann mid-year updates

Updates on the models currently under development at Bachmann. ...


The Great Model Railway Challenge - Series 1 - Heat 1 "The Restless Earth"

Phil Parker sums up the first episode of the news GMRC series, a show promising many, many disasters


NEWS: Six extra liveries unveiled for Rails of Sheffield 'Terrier'

Rails of Sheffields Stroudley A1X 0-6-0T 'Terrier' locomotives are in production, with six additional ...


Other Reviews in this category

5 things we spotted at TINGS

The International N Gauge Show (TINGS) is over for another year. We've picked a few highlights. ...


NEWS: Bachmann mid-year updates

Updates on the models currently under development at Bachmann. ...


The Great Model Railway Challenge - Series 1 - Heat 1 "The Restless Earth"

Phil Parker sums up the first episode of the news GMRC series, a show promising many, many disasters


NEWS: Six extra liveries unveiled for Rails of Sheffield 'Terrier'

Rails of Sheffields Stroudley A1X 0-6-0T 'Terrier' locomotives are in production, with six additional ...