George Pullman made sleeping coaches in America from 1857. Pullman coaches were the most luxurious in the world and Britain introduced them from America in 1874. The Triang models are based on the coaches from the 1920's, during the golden age of steam. They were supplied with alternative names. Anne, Mary and Jane. The interiors were furnished with real brass lamp standards.
This 00 gauge (1:76 scale) model Pullman carriage was made in Britain by Tri-ang, Rovex Scale Models Limited. The carriage in the Pullman umber & Cream livery is named Mary. The model is fitted with the original Mk 3 Tension Link D couplings at each end. Tri-ang Made in England is moulded into the plastic on the underside and the coach has the Triang South Wales Pullman coach boards fitted to the white roof. The model has been previously owned and used by one careful owner, but would benefit from a thorough clean, but otherwise this model is in great condition. The original plastic wheels supplied by Tri-ang have been changed to metal disc wheels to improve running performance and to reduce deposits from being spread along the rails. The model has been track tested and runs extremely well with quiet smooth wheels and axles. All the body fittings, buffers and couplings are present and in good condition. The factory applied decals are unmarked and the body has no marks or scratches. The model comes complete with its original Tri-ang Rovex Scale Models Limited box. The box is in good condition for its age with some signs of use. This model along with some other Tri-ang models were Christmas and birthday presents that started my interest in model railways.