Hornby R3510 GWR Class 43 HST 125 Train Pack - Limited Edition

Product code: AA7483
RRP: £289.99   Our Price: £245.00
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Gauge 00

Length 235mm

DCC Type DCC Ready

Livery/owner GWR

Limited Edition Yes

Limited Edition Size 1,000

Class 43

Designer Sir Kenneth Grange

Age Suitability 14+

Motor 5 Pole Skew Wound

Special Features

NEM Couplings

Originally conceived as a cheaper, more reliable alternative to the Advanced Passenger Train in the early 1970s, the British Railways Board authorised the development of a prototype High Speed Diesel Train with two locomotives designated as Class 41. These aerodynamic power cars were constructed by British Railways Engineering Ltd at their Crewe Works and emerged in June and August 1972, fitted with Paxman Valenta 12RP200L engines, developing 2,250 hp.

The power cars, having initially been numbered 41001 and 41002, were later given the coaching stock numbers 43000 and 43001 for operating trials on the Eastern Region and subsequent transfer to the Western Region. Following evaluation and a change of name to High Speed Train, British Rail placed orders for similar trains for use on the Western, Eastern, Scottish and London Midland Regions.

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