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Hornby R3609 GWR, IEP Bi-Mode Class 800/0 Queen Elizabeth II & Queen Victoria Train Pack - Era 11
Product code: AB4494
£269.99 Our Price: £250.00
DCC Type DCC Ready
Period Era 11 (2014 +)
Operator/Livery Great Western Railway, GWR
Minimum Curve 2nd Radius + (438mm)
Age Suitability 14+
Motor 5 Pole Skew Wound. Loco Drive
Set 800 003, DTRBFO 815 003 'Queen Elizabeth
II' and DTSO 811 003 'Queen Victoria'
Set 800 003 was constructed in Hitachi's
Kasado factory in Japan between July and October 2015, before undergoing
static tests at the factory test facility, prior to shipping to the UK.
Departing in late December 2015, the unit arrived at Southampton in
March 2016, before moving by road to the Hitachi Newton Aycliffe factory
in County Durham to continue further testing.
In October 2016, 800 003 underwent maximum
speed commissioning in test runs on the ECML between Darlington and
York, before supporting the other Class 800 Units in the main type test
programme, mainly operating on the GWML infrastructure, particularly to
support Train Operator specific tests conducted at all stations on the
IEP GW network. 800003 received it’s GWR green livery in June 2017,
ahead of the Royal event.
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