When Direct Rail Services received the contract to provide a passenger service replacing Northern Rail DMUs on the Cumbrian Coast line, they chose to use class 37/4s and mark 2 TSO and DBSO coaches. On the Cumbrian Coast line, there is not as much room between tunnels and the side of the coach as on other lines. For this reason, Direct Rail Services have fitted bars over the door windows on TSO and DBSO coaches to prevent heads coming into contact with a bridge or tunnel, while still allowing passengers to open doors.
This model represents the later 'over window' style bars after complaints that the original bars (fitted in the interior of the door) prevented people from opening the doors from the inside.
Spruce contains enough for 1 coach (4 bars). They are supplied unpainted, but (as you can see in the picture) they are the same colour as the light blue of the door. When fitting these, note the orientation, the thinner bar goes at the top and the corner with a 'bit chopped off' faces inwards. Note that the bars stick out more one side thatn the other, this side should face outwards. This light blue door colour is Revell no. 50. The main dark blue of the coach is Humbrol no. 104 (Oxford Blue).
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