This train was built in 1937 and received it's name due to the upcoming coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. It was based on the very successful streamlined train built in 1935 called 'The Silver Jubilee', but this was built with all open seating and painted two tone blue, the lower panels being a match for the streamlined A4 locos that pulled it. It was with six coaches of this train, plus the dynamometer car, that Mallard on 3rd July 1938 broke the world record for steam traction at 126 mph.
The train was made up in the following sequence:
- Brake Third / Kitchen Third - Two car articulated
- Open First / Open First - Two car articulated
- Open Third / Kitchen Third - Two car articulated
- Open Third / Brake Third - Two car articulated
- Observation Saloon
Price Per 9 Coach Train - Painted - Ready to Run - $5500 US
- Length - Two car articulated - prototype 115' 6" - scale 43 5/16"
- Length - Observation - prototype 54' 7" - scale 20 1/2"
- Length - 9 Coach Train - prototype 516' 7" - scale 16 1 3/4"
- Body - Laser cut aluminium
- Full Interior - Cast urethane and styrene
- Door handles - Brass and stainless steel
- Corridor connectors - Cast urethane and rubber
- Roof detail - Cast urethane and vinyl
- Couplers - End cars - hook and chain. Between coaches in sets - Kadee #821
- Trucks - Compensated. Outer detail-cast urethane. Inner side frames-high density polyethylene
- Wheels - Bruce Rudnicki - Insulated - Blackened
- Weight - 3 lbs (approx.)
- Minimum radius - 10 feet
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David Leech, 11017 - 64th Avenue, Delta, BC, V4E 1C3, Canada (604) 594-1187
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