Toplight stock (GWR)
One of the most successful and iconic GWR carriage designs was the Toplight stock of 1907, which reverted to a standard loading gauge pattern and gained it's family name from the small lights or windows above the main windows.
No 3542 (shown opposite) is a D45 Toplight Brake 3rd in the early lined garter crest livery. The main components for this are CPL, with sides, ends, steps, glass and corridor connections making up the body, while the rivetted bufferbeams have square shank buffers, flexible steam and vac train pipes and screw couplings. The cast queen posts and etched battery boxes are present beneath the underframe as well as etched cranks and pull rod clevises. Detailed interiors use prints and maps, with mesh luggage racks and brass frames. Maroon and dark grey 'Cauliflower' pattern upholstery finish the seat cushions and transfers reproduce the shadowed gilt lettering and devices below the waist.
D 32 Corridor panelled third - 4mm - £44.50