NO.2 GAUGE / LNER / c.1910 / BASSETT-LOWKE

NO2 GAUGE BL LNER C1910

From the fiftypointeight collection. 

No.2 gauge third class break-end passenger coach of the London North Eastern Railway, made by Bassett-Lowke. A faint pencil mark on the roof indicates there may have originally been seven coaches in the rake. Metal construction with a wooden roof. 26″/66cm long, 6″/15cm high, and 4″/10cm wide. 

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Below, a similar rake of Bassett-Lowke coaches from a photo from Hamilton Ellis’s Model Railways, 1962, being pulled by a Great Northern engine on a No.2 gauge exhibition layout in Glasgow in 1911.

g2 hammilton ellis

And another, this from the Franco-British (London) Exhibition of 1910 (from Henry Greenly’s Model Electric Locomotives and Railways, 1938). A GNR rake of four similarly-refined (if not the same) coaches and an electric locomotive in No.2 gauge.

henry greenly BL g2 1901

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