Titled Trains 4mm 1/76
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TT4-AB A6 pack £3.75
The title was first used by the LNER in 1927 for this sleeping car service running between London and Aberdeen. This set can be used to represent the train as running between the early 1950s and the late 1960s. Upon dieselisation of the service in 1962, new headboards (white background) were introduced. The last train ran in 1971. This set comprises of two sizes of carriage boards. The shorter ones for use with LNER Gresley stock and the later longer ones are for use with British Railway’s Mark 1 coaching stock.
Anglo-Scottish Car Carrier
TT4-ASCC A6 pack £3.75
The inaugural run of this train was at the end of May 1960. It ran as a day-time seated version of the ‘Car Sleeper Limited’ and consisted of car-carrying rolling stock as well as passenger coaches. The white steel headboards were used on Deltic haulage but some pictures do show the occasional steam locomotives carry it. As part of the British Railways Modernisation Plan, the car carrying services became known by the corporate name of Motorail.
Atlantic Coast Express
TT4-ACE A6 pack £3.75
Introduced by the Southern Railway in 1926, the service resumed after the Second World War in October 1947. Running between London Waterloo and the West Country, the train comprised of various sections that were detached or made up at various points of the journey (hence the different coach destinations). The rectangular board introduced in 1953 was fixed to the lower half of the smoke box door whereas the earlier versions had been placed centrally on the front buffer beam.
Belfast Boat Express
TT4-BELFAST A6 pack £3.75
Although not officially a titled train, London Midland Region of British Railways did run these headboarded trains in the 1950s and 1960s. They ran to connect with sailings to Northern Ireland between London Euston and Fleetwood Harbour (via the West Coast mainline) and from Manchester Victoria to Heysham Habour. The latter became the last named steam-hauled service on British Rail in 1968. There was only one type of headboard and this was painted red with white lettering on steel.
Boat Trains to Southampton
TT4-BOAT A6 pack £3.75
These trains to Southampton Ocean Terminal ran on a purely ‘as required’ basis to connect with international shipping lines. Due to delays caused by weather conditions at sea sometimes the timings of the trains was unpredictable. Special headboards include Holland American, The South American, Greek Line, Oriano, Canberra, Sitmar Line and the Brittany Express.
The Bon Accord
TT4-ACCORD A6 pack £3.75
The name for this titled train was taken from the motto of the city of Aberdeen. It was introduced at the same time as the Saint Mungo in July 1937 by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway. Running between Glasgow and Aberdeen the service was re-introduced by British Railways in 1949 leaving Glasgow at 1.35 p.m and Aberdeen at 6.25 a.m. From July 1962, the title was used on the 2.05 p.m. Glasgow to Aberdeen service and departed Aberdeen at 7.10 a.m. The title was finally dropped in May 1968.
TT4-BBEL A6 pack £3.75
Introduced by the Southern Railway in 1931 as a luxury Pullman Car express operating between London Waterloo and Bournemouth, the service was suspended for the duration of the War. It was re-introduced in 1946 and ran until 1967. This pack is suitable for detailing trains running from 1948 onwards. The rectangular board introduced in 1953 was fixed to the lower half of the smoke box door whereas the earlier versions had been placed centrally on the front buffer beam. The Pullman Car Company provided special tailboards featuring the company’s crest.
TT4-BRIGHT A6 pack £3.75
The all-Pullman service was introduced in 1908 under the name of the Southern Belle. The Southern Belle was steam hauled until 1933, when electric units were introduced it was renamed the train the Brighton Belle, and it retained this title until withdrawal. These roofboards are suitable for detailing Pullman stock for this period until the late 1960s.
TT4-BRIST A5 pack £4.95
This express running between London Paddington and Bristol (Temple Meads) was first introduced by the Great Western Railway in 1935. It ceased running for the duration of the Second World War only to be re-introduction by British Railways in July 1953. For a few weeks during the summer of 1953, the train carried an additional crown and cipher headboard on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation. The headboard with the coats of arms of London and Bristol was introduced in the summer of 1956 was rarely carried after 1962.The Bristolian as a titled train last ran in June 1965.
TT4-BROADS A6 pack £3.75
Introduced by British Railways in 1950, the service ran between London Liverpool Street and the North Norfolk resorts of Cromer and Sheringham. The train was made up of two portions and was split / joined at Cromer. It had two types of headboard, the first was the plain Type 6 version followed shortly after with the type with two shields the sailing yacht and boat with windmills in the background. During 1953 the service was one of only four Eastern Region titled trains to carry the extra Coronation headboard on the buffer beam. The title last ran in June 1962
TT4-CAL A5 pack £4.95
The Caledonian was introduced in the summer of 1957 as an additional Anglo-Scottish service on the London Midland Region running from London (Euston) to Glasgow. Like the Royal Scot it had a set of very distinctive headboards and name/destination boards. The express was one of the few that had a distinctively designed tailboard featuring the Saltire and English flag. The larger headboards were used on both steam and diesel locomotives. The smaller one was introduced in 1962 for diesel traction only. The Caledonian ran for the final time at the end of the 1964 summer timetable
Cambrian Coast Express
TT4-CC A5 pack £4.95
Introduced by the Great Western Railway in 1927 this train ran from Paddington to North Wales. It was re-introduced by British Railways in July 1951 and last ran in 1967. It only ever ran with the two headboards provided in the pack. The ornate cast one was introduced in 1958 and was carried until the final day of the service. Two sets of carriage boards are provided, the cream with brown italic lettering ones were used later when Western Region started to use the traditional Great Western colour scheme on its stock.
Cambridge Buffet Express
TT4-CAMB A6 pack £3.75
Originally introduced during the 1930s, the train ran from King’s Cross to Cambridge. The train only carried names on the coachboards and the train comprised of Gresley stock. In later years the train became popular with Cambridge University student who referred to them as “Beer Trains”. The shorter carriage boards were used with LNER Gresley designed stock and the later eleven feet ones are for use with British Railway’s Mark 1 coaching stock should the modeller wish.
The Capitals Limited
TT4-CAPLIM A6 pack £3.75
This short lived summer only service began in May 1949 and ran from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh Waverley. The first type of headboard was the one without shields. This set comprises of two sizes of carriage boards. The shorter ones were used with LNER Gresley & Thompson designed stock and the later eleven feet ones are for use with British Railway’s Mark 1 coaching stock (should modellers use these). The service ceased to run as a titled train in the September of 1952.
Capitals United Express
TT4-CAPU A5 pack £4.95
Cardiff became the official capital of Wales in 1955 and this train was named in recognition of this in 1956 by Western Region of British Railways. This pack allows you to model the train that ran with chocolate and cream Mark 1 stock between Paddington and Cardiff. The black and red headboards were used when the title was first introduced in 1956 and these were joined by the white one later in the year. The ornate cast board with shields was introduced in the autumn of 1959 but was rarely carried.
TT4-CATHED A6 pack £3.75
Introduced by Western Region of British Railways in 1957, this express ran between London Paddington, Worcester and Hereford. It only ever had the one unique blue curved headboard surmounted by a bishop’s mitre with lettering in a gothic style. The titled was withdrawn in 1965
Cheltenham Spa Express
TT4-CHELT A6 pack £3.75
Originally introduced in the late 1920s by the Great Western Railway, The Cheltenham Spa Express (also known as the Cheltenham Flyer), running between London and Cheltenham was suspended for the duration of the war. The title was only re-introduced by British Railways in 1956. Originally carrying a plain black headboard and maroon carriage name and destination boards, these were soon superseded by the ornate headboard (with the crest and coat of arms of Cheltenham) together with carriage boards in Western Region colours in 1957.
TT4-COMET A6 pack £3.75
Running between London Euston and Manchester London Road (later Piccadilly) this titled train was originally introduced by the London Midland and Scottish Railway in 1932. The service was suspended at the beginning of the Second World War and was re-introduced by British Railways in 1949. It last ran as a titled train in September 1962. The train only had one red headboard which it is believed was introduced for the Festival of Britain in 1951.
Cornish Riviera Express
TT4-CC A5 pack £4.95
Introduced by the GWR in 1904 this train ran from Paddington to Penzance. It was re-introduced after the war in 1946. The train was renamed between 1956 and 1958 as the Cornish Riviera Limited (this is not represented in this pack). The black headboard was first used in 1951 and was superseded by the ornate cast plate from the late 1950s. The train carried an additional crown and cipher headboard on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation. The train’s jubilee in 1954 was celebrated with a special headboard with the GWR’s Coat of arms.
TT4-CMAN A5 pack £4.95
Introduced by British Railways in 1952, the service was routed originally from Wolverhampton. In 1962 this transferred to Sheffield and finally from Bradford in 1965. Carriage boards represent routing changes during period. Two sets of carriage boards are provided, the cream and brown were used later when Western Region started to use the traditional Great Western colour scheme on its stock.