Coronation Scot US Tour presentation set 2/347 (Trix Twin Railways)

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Exhibit

Coronation Scot US Tour presentation set 2/347 (Trix Twin Railways)

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location:
Arch Four , Area 43
00-gauge Miscellaneous (display)
Shelf 4
1939

A rare, hinged-lid "presentation set" of the 1939 red-and-gold Coronation Scot train (complete with US headlight and bell), made by Trix Twin Railways (TTR) in 1939.

This model was intended to be Trix's "flagship" piece, riding on the back of all the publicity surrounding the "red train"'s US tour, and the new line was presented to the public just before the outbreak of war wrecked both the commercial future of the real train, and that of the model based on it.

Due to the high quality of the model and the lack of a proper production run, this is reckoned by collectors to be the most desirable item that Trix ever made.

Trix also made two other presentation sets, based on the LMS "Royal Scot" train (with a Princess Class loco), number 2/344, and on the LNER Flying Scotsman train, number 4/344.

Text from the 1939/40 catalogue:

LMS "Coronation Scot" loco and tender

No. 2 / 542
Length overall 10 5/8 ins
" With headlight and dummy bell. Hand-painted, lined and lettered in the correct lake and gold colours of the latest L.M.S. "Coronation Scot." "

Scale Model Express Trains in Presentation Cabinets,

comprising 4-6-2 Loco. and Tender, one First Class and two brake Third Class coaches. Coaches fitted for uncoupling with ramp rail, Super Controller, Plugs, Wire and Instruction Book, all packed in handsome presentation cabinets.

  • No. 2 / 347 – "Coronation Scot," a model of the famous L.M.S. streamlined train shown at New York World's Fair. Finished in standard L.M.S. lake colour with stripes in light buff.

Rails, etc. packed separately

Display

An example of this set was on display from November 2012 to early 2013, as part of the museum's anniversary "Coronation Scot" display.

This example was finally acquired by the museum and put on permanent display in October 2020.

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