I nearly managed to finish writing this last night but I fell asleep before I pressed the submit button....
I have to admit to a couple of mistakes to my post previously as I confused the weeekday and Sunday workings
From 1936 to 1939 there were always 11 carriages in the planned roster for the weekday workings. On Sundays carriage #8 the composite and #11 the Dundee brake van were left out making 9. I managed the confuse the Sunday 1937 and 1938 workings in my post above.
So you could well claim it's a Sunday working.
Seems like a good plan to meGraeme Leary wrote: ↑Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:04 am1. BG Corridor Luggage Van Diagram 45 (chose from Class numbers 163-193)
2. SLT Sleeper 3rd " 95 (chose from Class numbers 1241-1256)
3. SLF Sleeper 1st " 157 (actually use 1165)
4. SLT Sleeper 3rd " 148 (chose from class numbers 1336-44)
5. CKL Corridor Composite " 158 (options but probably from class number 154-8)
6. BTK Corridor Brake 3rd " 40 (close from class numbers 114, using one of the many options listed)
7. BG Corridor Luggage Van " 43 (chose from class numbers 140-146)
Though either stick the RU in as #7 so your passengers can get to it and have the BG as #8 or miss out the RU completely to get your 7 carriages.
In the GN section the RUs 42782, 42783 and 43041 seen to have been used fairly indiscriminately though the 1936 CWB states "To be 43033 Gas Cooking Car on Fridays". This is the only book that has this note. Note the GN section only had 3 dia 11 RU carriages which is why I only had the 3 numbers for the ten built - not GN area! The remainder went to the Southern Scottish Area, often described as NB in the carriage working books as John picked up above. 43033 was a GN46 12 wheel first class restaurant car with 20 seats.
This I think relates to Hornby products of the last several years rather than just to the LNER carriages. Personally I think the more recent Gresley stock is fairly good especially as 'layout carriages' as Tony Wright would call them. You can't see the tumblehome from the sides as they pass you at (a scale) 50-60mph anyway.
I really don't like the look of the promised new Gresley carriages from Hornby on their website. Hopefully the 'Fablon' look is only a poor representaion on the website and the carriages as supplied will look much more like the older tampo printed models which had a really good impression of teak in my opinion.
I looked up what is available in terms of ready to run or kits and the results are not good. The most useful range would have been the Kirk kits, but I've given up hope of ever seeing them again.
Ready to run the Hornby BG is at least gettable if you are prepaired to pay the prices. The sleeping car R4174s do sometimes show up at reasonable prices, they represent the earlier dia 17 sleepers but probably were used as substitutes or strengtheners. The R4064 I would personally stay away from.
Kits, Bill Bedford lists the dia 11 RU, Wizard Models the dia 40 in the Comet range and the dia 27A is available from Dart Castings in the MJT range.
After that it is DIY