Hornby R3602TTS BR Intercity, Class43 HST with 4 BR Intercity Coaches

Product code: AA8002
RRP: £380.00   Our Price: £350.00
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Special Offer complete with 4 BR Intercity MK3 Coaches R4851, R4852, R4853 and R4584

Gauge 00

Length 235mm

DCC Type DCC Sound Fitted

Period Era 7 (1971 - 1986)

Operator/Livery BR Intercity, Intercity Swallow

Designer Sir Kenneth Grange

Entered Service 1976

Minimum Curve 2nd Radius + (438mm)

Age Suitability 14+

Motor 5 Pole Skew Wound

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.

When originally built at BREL’s Crewe Works, the InterCity 125 units were considered to be diesel multiple units and allocated as Class 253 to the Western Region and Class 254 for the Eastern Region. With the introduction of Trailer Guard Second (TGS) carriages, later power cars had no guard’s equipment installed and by 1987 most power cars were simply classified as Driving Motor (DM), although they still had luggage van space, retaining a window by the luggage door on each side.

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