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Ellis Clark Trains & Clark Railworks OO Quads

Announced in April 2023 to the surprise of many, came our first ever OO gauge project… the Quad Articulated coaches, or for short ‘Quads’.

We had wanted to enter the OO gauge market for some time and felt that these unique and highly detailed coaches were the perfect subject. Just like our 7mm O gauge products, you can expect a model with a wealth of accurate detailing, quality assembly and a design to last the test of time.

These products are available to purchase at the Clark Railworks website - clicking the 'Shop' link below will take you to that website.

Specifications

Specifications

Bogies

  • Finely detailed including wheel, brake rigging and underframe details
  • Brass bearings
  • Separate bogie variations for centre and end bogies
  • Sprung centre bogie fixing so coaches run prototypically close
  • Insert for end bogies if the coupling is removed
  • Electrical pickups for lighting

Chassis

  • Fully detailed diecast chassis
  • Detailed fittings and pipework under chassis
  • Sprung centre connectors for radius 2 curves and points
  • Unclippable NEM pocket
  • Sprung buffers on brake end coach
  • Accurate and detailed paint and printing detail
  • Separately fitted vacuum and battery box details
  • EM/P4 on axle
  • Spare brake sets for EM/P4

Body

  • Detailed bodies with separate door grab rails
  • Highly detailed coach ends with lit destination boards on brake ends
  • Fully “low glow” interior lighting with hidden circuit boards
  • Fully detailed interior with etched luggage racks and correct height seats
  • Fully detailed roofs with separately fitted vents and magnetic/push fit roofs
  • Magnetic switched lighting in each carriage
  • Accurate and detailed paint and printing detail

Bogies

  • Finely detailed including wheel, brake rigging and underframe details
  • Brass bearings
  • Separate bogie variations for centre and end bogies
  • Sprung centre bogie fixing so coaches run prototypically close
  • Insert for end bogies if the coupling is removed
  • Electrical pickups for lighting

Chassis

  • Fully detailed diecast chassis
  • Detailed fittings and pipework under chassis
  • Sprung centre connectors for radius 2 curves and points
  • Unclippable NEM pocket
  • Sprung buffers on brake end coach
  • Accurate and detailed paint and printing detail
  • Separately fitted vacuum and battery box details
  • EM/P4 on axle
  • Spare brake sets for EM/P4

Body

  • Detailed bodies with separate door grab rails
  • Highly detailed coach ends with lit destination boards on brake ends
  • Fully “low glow” interior lighting with hidden circuit boards
  • Fully detailed interior with etched luggage racks and correct height seats
  • Fully detailed roofs with separately fitted vents and magnetic/push fit roofs
  • Magnetic switched lighting in each carriage
  • Accurate and detailed paint and printing detail

Specifications

Specifications

Bogies

  • Finely detailed including wheel, brake rigging and underframe details
  • Brass bearings
  • Separate bogie variations for centre and end bogies
  • Sprung centre bogie fixing so coaches run prototypically close
  • Insert for end bogies if the coupling is removed
  • Electrical pickups for lighting

Chassis

  • Fully detailed diecast chassis
  • Detailed fittings and pipework under chassis
  • Sprung centre connectors for radius 2 curves and points
  • Unclippable NEM pocket
  • Sprung buffers on brake end coach
  • Accurate and detailed paint and printing detail
  • Separately fitted vacuum and battery box details
  • EM/P4 on axle
  • Spare brake sets for EM/P4

Body

  • Detailed bodies with separate door grab rails
  • Highly detailed coach ends with lit destination boards on brake ends
  • Fully “low glow” interior lighting with hidden circuit boards
  • Fully detailed interior with etched luggage racks and correct height seats
  • Fully detailed roofs with separately fitted vents and magnetic/push fit roofs
  • Magnetic switched lighting in each carriage
  • Accurate and detailed paint and printing detail

Bogies

  • Finely detailed including wheel, brake rigging and underframe details
  • Brass bearings
  • Separate bogie variations for centre and end bogies
  • Sprung centre bogie fixing so coaches run prototypically close
  • Insert for end bogies if the coupling is removed
  • Electrical pickups for lighting

Chassis

  • Fully detailed diecast chassis
  • Detailed fittings and pipework under chassis
  • Sprung centre connectors for radius 2 curves and points
  • Unclippable NEM pocket
  • Sprung buffers on brake end coach
  • Accurate and detailed paint and printing detail
  • Separately fitted vacuum and battery box details
  • EM/P4 on axle
  • Spare brake sets for EM/P4

Body

  • Detailed bodies with separate door grab rails
  • Highly detailed coach ends with lit destination boards on brake ends
  • Fully “low glow” interior lighting with hidden circuit boards
  • Fully detailed interior with etched luggage racks and correct height seats
  • Fully detailed roofs with separately fitted vents and magnetic/push fit roofs
  • Magnetic switched lighting in each carriage
  • Accurate and detailed paint and printing detail

Need to Know

Need to Know

Scale 4mm OO Gauge

Price £325 per set of Quad Arts (4 coaches)

Release Date Q2 2024

Variants 3 Liveries

Scale 4mm OO Gauge

Price £325 per set of Quad Arts (4 coaches)

Release Date Q2 2024

Variants 3 Liveries

History

History

The Quadarts were built from 1923 with a small pause until 1925 when the electrification of the London Suburban lines was considered but didn't happen. The LNER directors voted against the electrification and an order of more quad sets was placed. Due to the staggering work load on the company workshops orders for further sets were placed with outside contractors, namely Midland Carriage & Wagon Co. In total 97 sets were produced between the GNR, LNER & Contractors making up the fleet of Quad Art coaches.

Seeing use on the suburban lines the Quad’s became a favoured work horse for moving people in the busy rush hour periods. They were regularly formed into one set of 8 from the two sets of 4 to move passengers from the captial quickly and efficiently. Due to the vehicles being such a success they were the last articulated loco-hauled stock to be running on the UK mainline with their demise finally coming in April of 1966. They were such a success it was reported two sets were fitted with Westinghouse quick service brake valves and reached speeds of 90 mph behind an A4. In the later years the Quads were hauled by a wide variety of motive power, ranging from the humble N1, N2 & N7 to locos such as A4s, BR class 20s, 31s and much more.

One of the more ‘BR famous’ sets of Quads was set 85. Overhauled at Stratford in 1954 the set was frequently booked to work the 17:58 train Kings Cross-Welwyn Garden City and as such was nicknamed the ‘Pottersbarbarian’. The other well known Quad set is the remaining 4 vehicles from Set 74. This has been lovingly preserved by the M&GN Society and North Norfolk Railway where the set can be seen in service and has a permanent shed to reside in to assist it’s preservation.

Livery-wise the Quadarts carried three distinctive liveries over their long life span. Firstly they carried varnished teak livery right up until BR when Crimson was adopted for secondary stock of which the Quads were classed. After, Crimson Maroon was applied throughout until the vehicles were retired from the lengthy service.

The Quadarts were built from 1923 with a small pause until 1925 when the electrification of the London Suburban lines was considered but didn't happen. The LNER directors voted against the electrification and an order of more quad sets was placed. Due to the staggering work load on the company workshops orders for further sets were placed with outside contractors, namely Midland Carriage & Wagon Co. In total 97 sets were produced between the GNR, LNER & Contractors making up the fleet of Quad Art coaches.

Seeing use on the suburban lines the Quad’s became a favoured work horse for moving people in the busy rush hour periods. They were regularly formed into one set of 8 from the two sets of 4 to move passengers from the captial quickly and efficiently. Due to the vehicles being such a success they were the last articulated loco-hauled stock to be running on the UK mainline with their demise finally coming in April of 1966. They were such a success it was reported two sets were fitted with Westinghouse quick service brake valves and reached speeds of 90 mph behind an A4. In the later years the Quads were hauled by a wide variety of motive power, ranging from the humble N1, N2 & N7 to locos such as A4s, BR class 20s, 31s and much more.

One of the more ‘BR famous’ sets of Quads was set 85. Overhauled at Stratford in 1954 the set was frequently booked to work the 17:58 train Kings Cross-Welwyn Garden City and as such was nicknamed the ‘Pottersbarbarian’. The other well known Quad set is the remaining 4 vehicles from Set 74. This has been lovingly preserved by the M&GN Society and North Norfolk Railway where the set can be seen in service and has a permanent shed to reside in to assist it’s preservation.

Livery-wise the Quadarts carried three distinctive liveries over their long life span. Firstly they carried varnished teak livery right up until BR when Crimson was adopted for secondary stock of which the Quads were classed. After, Crimson Maroon was applied throughout until the vehicles were retired from the lengthy service.

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