Two more ‘N’ Mk. 1s are released.
The most colourful is the Rail express systems-liveried BG (Gangwayed Brake), which represents Commonwealth-bogied NEX No. 92327 (Cat Ref. 374-032A, RRP £14.50).
Consisting of red/grey with ‘blue flash’ logo sides printed onto a clear plastic body, the flush glazing is excellent. However, the product is unchanged from its earlier vacuum-braked only version and is thus not quite right to be used for a latter-day BG. In ‘N’ though this is scarcely noticeable. However, it is correctly missing the end access steps.
The other new coach is BR blue/grey RMB (Restaurant Miniature Buffet) No. M1869 (Cat Ref. 374-104A, RRP £14.50).
The RMB is identical in construction to the BG, albeit built to the longer chassis length. The major differences being the curious lack of footboards, while the end access steps are fitted. Amusingly the roof, which sports the extra vents associated with catering vehicles, has been fitted the wrong way around.