Darstaed D24-ELZ-1 Finescale O Gauge BR (Ex-LNER) Thompson 'The Elizabethan' 11-Coach Set, Limited Edition


Now in stock and available for immediate dispatch is one of only 50 sets available of the prestigious Elizabethan train.

We have extensively researched the coaches that form this set and have made all alterations necessary to the tooling and design to make them as close to real-life as possible.

The rake represents the London to Edinburgh service which ran from circa 1953 onwards in BR Crimson & Cream livery.

These coaches are not just standard Thompsons added together to create a large rake, instead, and due to it being a high-speed express service, they had their coach sides or 'fairings' extended over the solebars, to create a 'streamlined' appearance. Not only that, but the coaches were also fitted with pressure ventilation (to most, with the exception of the BG), and due to the extra weight 8' 6" heavyweight bogies.

We have modelled this rake based upon that seen in the British Transport Film 'The Elizabethan Express' and as was common, they mixed a couple of standard Thompson coaches in and among the 'streamlined' versions to make up a full train.

The set comprises of the following:

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Price: £2,250 or £2,450 if fitted with roller ball bearings


Finely detailed brass sides - hand painted

Brass luggage racks

Fully detailed die-cast under-frame

Super detailed interiors with working lights ceiling lights, brass luggage racks, mirrors, seat moquettes, wall lamps

Compensated die-cast bogies

Separately fitted door hinges

Magnetic-coupling corridor connections

Kadee couplings fitted as standard - link couplings 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

Brass hand-painted 'The Elizabethan' & 'King's Cross - Edinburgh' coach running boards, one for each side of the coach

Chemically blackened wheels

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.

If you would like your set of Elizabethan coaches fitted with roller ball bearings, simply use the drop down box to the right hand side and select 'Roller Ball Bearings'

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.

Coach Types - For a full brake down 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.

Customising Services


We can offer a weathering/numbering service on all Darstaed Mk1 coaches. To view pricing information and available options please visit the website byclicking here.


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 to 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.

Find out more about this project

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