SECR Steam Rail Motor Coach No1, gauge 0 (Georges Carette)

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SECR Steam Rail Motor Coach No1, gauge 0 (Georges Carette)

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Arch Three , Area 1
1930s Model Railway Layout

A gauge 0, steam-powered model of the South East & Chatham Railway's 0-4-0-engined Steam Rail Motor Coach No.1, made by Carette circa 1909.

The model is displayed on the shelving below the central gauge 0 laout. The larger Gauge 1 version in in Cabinet 30

1909 promotional text, Bassett-Lowke

"Model Steam Rail Motor-Coach"

"The latest Novelty for Model Railways"
" During the past year or so a new feature in the shape of Motor-Coaches has appeared on our great railways. These novel vehicles are really a combined Engine and Carriage, and are used for branch and suburban lines where the traffic is not heavy enough for a complete train and where frequent services are demanded. The model illustrated above is an exact replica of one of the S.E&C.R Motor-Coches, and is made from drawings kindly supplied by the Locomotive Superintendent of the Railway.
The engine has a strong Brass Boiler, with Dome and safety Valve, a Brass Oscilllating Cylinder connected to the rear driving wheels, and is painted and lined in correct colours form panels supplied. The Coach portion is swivelled jointed on to the Engine and has a four-wheeled bogie. Length 12 1/2 ins.
Price, No.0 Gauge, 1 1/4 in., with circle of rails in box, complete 9/- "
1909 Bassett-Lowke catalogue entry for just a gauge 0 version of the loco

The original train

The SE&CR Steam Rail Motor Coach was a steam locomotive connected to a carriage, with similar styling extending from the carriage to the driver's compartment. Apart from the bare metal boiler, the rest of the upper structure was brown with yellow lining and panel outlines.

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