Darstaed D24-2-11A Finescale O Gauge BR (Ex-LNER) Thompson Mainline TO/RTO (Third Open/Restaurant Third Open) Coach, Crimson & Cream 'E1983E' (From 'The Elizabethan')


The Thompson Mainline coaches are the fourth finescale coach released by Darstaed, following on from the success of the Mainline Mk1s, Mk1 BGs and the Mk1 Suburbans.

These multi-award nominated models boast the largest spec and detail list to date from the brand, maintaining their stunning brass sides and fully detailed interiors.

This coach is one from the famous 'The Elizabethan' train which ran from King's Cross to Edinburgh in the 1950s.

We have available both the full 11-car train and also a small number of the individual coaches which form this full set, of which this particular vehicle is one.

You can either build up a smaller Elizabethan train by buying individual coaches, or you can purchase the full limited edition 11-car set.

This particular coach comes with factory-fitted running numbers and lettering.

Multi-Buy Discounts

10% off Darstaed Coaches when buying 3 or more!

You can mix and match any of the Darstaed Mk1 Mainline, BG, Suburban & Thompson coaches to qualify for the discount.

Simply add three or more coaches to your basket and the discount will be automatically applied.

Upgrades, Services & Add-ons

Upgraded Bogies

We now offer the option to upgrade any coach with bogies factory fitted with ball bearings. The upgrade cost per coach is £20, although they can be purchased as a standalone pair of bogies for £55 per pair.

To have your coach fitted by us with roller ball bearings, simply click HERE to be taken to the upgrade page and follow the on-screen instructions.

Destination Boards

We also have available a large range of painted brass destination boards which simply slot into the brackets on the roofs. To view available destinations and train names, click HERE.


We can offer a weathering/numbering service on all Darstaed coaches. To view pricing information and available options please visit the website byclicking here.

Coach Types

For a full breakdown of all the coaches we are producing, click HERE

History, Info & Updates

We've made a handy blog post for this project which will give you a little bite-size history, info & continuous updates on the project. To view this page, click HERE.

Not sure What to Buy? Call us or take a look at some sample formations we have created on the 'Thompson Project Page', or click HERE

Coach Formations

To help you build your rake of Thompson coaches, we have created a printable 'Coach Formations' page, which you can download and print from any A4 printer. There are tick boxes next to the various coaches so you can mark them off and know what else you need to complete your desired rake!

Click HERE to download the printable file.


Finely detailed brass sides - hand painted

Brass luggage racks

Fully detailed die-cast under-frame

Super detailed interiors with lights

Compensated die-cast bogies

Separately fitted door hinges

Magnetic-coupling corridor connections

Kadee couplings fitted as standard - link couplings are available separately

Capable of running on 2nd Radius Curves

Sprung metal buffers

Brake ends and full brakes with detachable working (plug-in) rear light

Sheet of prototypical running numbers for you to apply as you see fit

Destination board brackets for easy fitting of 'slot-in' destination boards (sold separately)

Chemically blackened wheels

Detailing pack containing vac pipes, air pipes & buffer chocks

Postage & Dispatch

For Postage and dispatch information, please see the 'Postage' page listed under the information section of our website, or click HERE.

You can also make use of our 'postage calculator' by simply adding any products you may be interested in into your basket. You can then click on the 'cart' icon at the top right-hand side of the page, enter your post/zip code and country, and this will present a postage cost. Alternatively, a pop-up will be displayed down the right-hand side of the page, which will also display the postage cost.

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