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Mark 1 Suburban Coaches Update - Production Complete

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Modellers awaiting our very new and very detailed Mark 1 56ft 11' coaches have been awaiting some news on these wonderful coaches. After some trials and tribulations, including something completely new which popped up to throw yet another curveball our way, we can confirm that production is complete on our BR blue and our Yellow Accurascale Exclusives tool van.

Shall we take a closer look first? 


As you can see, they look pretty delicious! The further good news is that production is complete for these coaches and they're already on the way to us! They are due to land at our warehouse in the last week of August.

So, that's the blue and the tool van. But, what about the carmine?

Well, this is where it gets interesting.

When we sign off for production of a new model, everything is correct; the details, the printing and of course, the colour. These act as a template for the factory to follow.

Once production is completed, the factory sends us one of every model from the production run to check and sign off on. The Mark 1 coaches were no different.

Sadly, the factory used an incorrect shade of carmine which did not match what we signed off on with the decorated sample. This means the whole carmine production batch was wrong.

There was only one thing to do; remanufacture the coaches in the correct colour. Our factory partner, brilliant as always, rose to the challenge of this and stood over their error. They wanted it to be right as much as we did and have now fixed the issue for us.


However, this does take time, and therefore the carmine coaches have been delayed slightly as a result. We are very sorry for this delay, but it was beyond our control.

The good news is that the factory are almost finished the new carmine batch, and we will have a new delivery date for these in approx. 2 weeks time. We do know that they will be approx 4-6 weeks behind the blue and tool van coaches, but we will have a more specific date soon which we will send out to you as soon as we can.

Our Maroon production run is still on course to be delivered Q1 2025 as per the original announcement.

In the meantime, make sure you order these very special coaches below, or via your local stockist! As you can see above, you will be getting something rather special for your money!


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