We are delighted to announce that Rainbow Railways have commissioned our 4mm/OO model of Caroline 975025 in “viridian” green. Caroline 975025 is the former SR General Manager’s inspection saloon.
Network Rail acquired 975025 “Caroline” from FM Rail in 2008 and refurbished parts of the interior along with changes to the cab ends with the removal of the SR 27-way jumper cables and headcode boxes plus the addition of new “WIPAC”- style head and tail lights. The saloon was repainted at the same time into “viridian” green – the rumour is that a Derby apprentice was sent to the local paint shop to match as closely as possible to SR Green with the result that the saloon ended up in this lighter green. Caroline 975025 stayed in this lighter green until 2015 when it was repainted into SR green.
This exclusive version of Caroline will feature all the tooling changes to reflect the changes made to the real coach as well as the standard features for our other 3 versions of Caroline 975025. Among the features are a highly detailed interior, working footstep lights as well as directional and switchable front and rear lighting, interior saloon, kitchen and corridor lighting with DCC socket for lighting control, sprung buffers, kinematic couplers, era-specific driver’s desk and separately fitted chairs.
The “viridian” green model of Caroline is exclusive to Rainbow Railways and all orders should be placed directly with Rainbow Railways.