Pullman 12-wheel Dining Saloon 13210 (Georges Carette for Bassett-Lowke, gauge 1)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Pullman 12-wheel Dining Saloon 13210 (Georges Carette for Bassett-Lowke, gauge 1)

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location:
Arch Three , Area 30
Classic Locomotives (display)
Shelf 4

A brown-and-cream luxury 12-wheel Pullman Dining Car with white roof, made in gauge 1 by Georges Carette for Bassett Lowke circa 1914.

While many Pullmans were eight-wheelers, Pullman twelve-wheeler carriages had two six-wheel bogies, which might have made the ride smoother, but was justified on some of the more extravagant carriages because of their extra weight. Early toy manufacturers tended to prefer to make models of the Pullman cars with four wheels per bogey, partly because of familiarity, and partly because of cost.

Further Reading

Antony M. Ford, Pullman Profile: 12-wheel Cars No. 1 (Noodle, 2008) ISBN 1906419000