Blue/Grey and NSE Mark 2B Decorated Samples Are Here
Following hot on the heels of our Mark 1 Suburban announcement earlier this week, and with the modern Mark 5 coaches in production and progressing nicely, it is now time to bring you an update on our other hotly anticipated coach project, the Mark 2Bs.
As you can see, decorated samples have arrived!
As previously explained, we insist on decorated samples of all models before production as an indicator of correct livery shades and details. Decorated samples are usually suffering from poor assembly and livery application, with fuzzy elements and poor masking before it is perfected for production.
The Mark 2Bs samples are probably the worst we've seen so far for fuzzy lines, so please excuse this and rest assured the final models will be much, much better!
These samples are also lacking some interior and exterior parts, so once again please excuse this. These models are missing things like headrests, partitions and interior handrails in some places, while exterior is missing the brass contact strips in the bogie for interior lighting (hence bowed bogies) and etched water filler flaps that will be provided in a polybag for 1970s modellers who wish to make their coaches in “as built” condition.
The the Western Region destination boards and frames are also not fitted but once again will be included in the detail pack. We also want to improve the glazing and general fit and finish.
Okay, so that's the drawbacks taken care of (and all will be sorted on the models that will glide along your layouts!) Well, the colours are looking good and now those interiors really pop when some paint has been applied. We went to town on them with our usual "The Accurascale Way" mantra and it is really starting to show.
We are pretty excited about them as you can imagine, and production will commence in the coming weeks, keeping us on course for a Q4 2022 delivery date. While these samples are very rough, they do give us all a nice flavour of what we can expect from these models when they arrive. Overall, we're petty pleased with them at this stage!
Our Mark 2B range has proven very popular indeed since we first announced them.
Prices for all this awesomeness is £59.99 per coach, with 10% off when you order two or more, as well as free postage and packaging across the UK from Accurascale direct.
If you order two or more coaches direct from Accurascale, you can now select to pay a deposit and then the balance when the coaches arrive in stock, or easy installments over six months at no extra cost! These buttons will appear in your cart ahead of check out.
You can also order them from your preferred local Accurascale stockist, now with over 130 outlets across the world and growing all the time!
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