I purchased this item about four years ago, it cost about £100, other than look at it and check it was OK, it has remained in its box.
I have recently made a SPV (Parkside Kit) and thought that these two items running together as a small branch line parcels train would look good. The Coach was then taken out of ‘stock’ and weathered in line with the van. This was my first attempt at weathering a MTH product and I have to say I am rather pleased with the results. I must admit I don’t know whether they are still made, but you do see some for sale occasionally.
Will probably add a few ‘chalk marks’ later.