Ready to Run BR Mk1 Coaches (with window beading)

Dapol produced the original Mk1 coaches across 2021 and 2022 and these have been hugely popular. We still have a selection of the CK (Corridor Composite) and SK (Second Corridor) coaches available from this first batch still available in all fiveliveries produced which can be found in the separate section for these.

This latest production is of vehicles will have the beaded window frames, so a different, later, variant of the coaches than the previous production batch. As before four coach types are being produced; BSK (Brake Second Corridor, SO (Second Open), SK (Second Corridor) and CK (Corridor Composite). They will be available in BR Maroon, SR Green & BR Blue Grey. Both numbered and un-numbered versions of each coach will be available as well as the option of either analogue and DCC fitted options on all coaches. This makes a total of 96 variants and as before they will be released in batches. The first to be produced will be should be both the green and blue grey liveries which are already in production in China and are expected first quarter of 2023. We are taking advance orders for these now for despatch as soon as they become available.

The Mk1 passenger coach was designed and constructed in the early 1950s, and was designed to standardise rolling stock across the four major railway companies (GWR, SR, LMS and LNER) whilst keeping the characteristics of the dedicated regions. The coaches were fitted with overhead luggage racks and both electric and steam heating for additional passenger comfort. The MK1s were built in many different designs which incorporated different features such as toilets, kitchens, brake compartments and dedicated restaurant compartments.

These models are stunning replications of the real coaches and feature lots of added external and internal details like brake pipes, clear glazed windows, fitted seats, detailed under frame and corridor connections. They are also fitted with internal lighting which illuminates with track power. A great model and a must have for any British O Gauge modeller.

Dapol have also confirmed for us that the brake coaches will come with a screwlink coupling at the luggage end of the brake coaches with their own knuckle coupling at the other end. Each of the other coaches will be fitted with two knuckle couplers but also come with a single screwlink coupling in case you wish to couple it up to other manufacturers stock or to the loco.


  • Produced from original drawings.
  • Scale length and accurately modelled exterior. Correctly profiled roof and carriage sides.
  • Easy to remove roof for placement of passengers and access to internal workings.
  • Correctly detailed window ventilators and profiled windows as originally built. Stretcher windows modelled where applicable. Glazing firmly secured into the model.
  • Full and accurately modelled under-frame detailing and bogie wheelbase.
  • Body variations correct to build periods portrayed.
  • Diecast bogie frames.
  • Spring metal buffers.
  • Gap-free running with Lionheart's close coupling mechanism and corridor connector, capable of negotiating R2 curves.
  • Expertly applied livery and accurately portrayed decoration with separately fitted details.
  • Fully detailed and decorated interior.
  • Switchable internal lighting - separate corridor and compartment lighting, with optional DCC control.

The images shown in this section are currently of the original Mk1 production run and are for illustration only.

BR Mk 1 Coaches

Initially 4 different coaches are being produced with options for BR Maroon, Southern Region Green, and finally Blue Grey. These later coaches with the window beading were too late to be modelled in either Crimson and Cream or Chocolate and cream liveries. There is then also the option of various factory numbers and un-numbered and also DCC fitted. For ease with such a variety (96 versions) I have separated it out two ways; you can either browse the coach type or each livery separately.

Click here to see the details of the Dapol SK Second Corridor Mk1 Coaches
Click here to see the details of the Dapol SO Second Open Mk1 Coaches
Click here to see the details of the Dapol BSK Brake Second Corridor Mk1 Coaches
Click here to see the details of the Dapol CK Corridor Composite Mk1 Coaches
Click here to see the details of the Dapol Mk1 Coaches in Southern Region Green
Click here to see the details of the Dapol Mk1 Coaches in Maroon
Click here to see the details of the Dapol Mk1 Coaches in Blue Grey
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