Wrenn W3006/7 Brighton Belle Set - White Tables - 2 VERSIONS?

Wrenn W3006/7 Brighton Belle Set - White Tables - 2 VERSIONS?

It is normally thought within the Wrenn fraternity that the WHITE TABLE version of W3006/7 was introduced by Basildon with the introduction of "Agatha" Pullman (W6001AG) circa 1986/7. The main difference with the WHITE TABLE Pullmans is the "richer cream" finish as opposed to the duller BROWN TABLE Pullman and this is reflected in the Brighton Belle Sets.

I have noticed over the years however that earlier Brighton Belle Sets stamped (1984/5/6) have had WHITE TABLES fitted to the duller finish which would suggest the table inserts have been changed. I now believe this is not the case, and Wrenn, Basildon used up the remaining duller finished cream bodies with WHITE TABLE inserts, prior to changing to the "richer cream" finish on the Belle Sets in 1988. White table inserts were of course available earlier at Basildon with the Blue/Grey Brighton Belle Sets.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

In my opinion, two versions of this W3006/7 exist;

W3006/7 Brighton Belle Set 3052 - White Tables - Dull Cream Finish (variation on standard Brown Table Set).

W3006/7 Brighton Belle Set 3052 - White Tables - Rich Cream Finish

Note; Excludes separate Loco boxed/Coach boxed variations and hence those issued between 1991/2 before Basildon closure. 

A FURTHER VARIATION TO THE COLLECTION!  



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