After the olympics when Hornby sold off their merchandise cheap I bought a bundle of 6 Corgi die cast 1996 stock trains. Being a pretty close match to N Gauge the idea was to make a 6 car train and after a long while I finished it recently. I striped the pint off the bodies and disassembled before fitting it with kato shorty bogies and a tomytec chassis and hand painted livery with custom transfers. Not a perfect model but captures the look of the train well enough.
Following my conversion of the corgi underground train into N Gauge 1996 stock I wanted to add to my rolling stock and purchased the excellent N-Train kit for 1959 stock. The kit consists of 3D printed body shells and floors and self adhesive vinyl sides available in multiple liveries. The body shells are painted in a suitable base primer which for me is red and the roofs painted grey. The assembly couldn't be simpler as they are designed to use RTR bogies and the kato ones I opted for clipped straight in with no mods needed and the tomytec chassis recommended was also easy to fit. Then the vinyls are applied and this is the result.
All in all a very easy to assemble kit and I'm very pleased with the results.