Hornby R3944 BR, Class 43 HST, Power Cars 43123 and 43065 City of Edinburgh - Era 8
43123 was delivered into service on 14 April 1979 and 43065 on 15 October 1977 and both power cars have had their operational life extended by the fitting of MTU power units at Brush Traction, 43123 being the last of the Valenta engine HSTs. Both cars are easily identified by virtue of the buffers that were fitted during the 'surrogate' DVT period and by the fact that they were redesignated as Class 43/4 following their conversion to MTU power. 43123 was renumbered as 43423 on 31 January 2011 and given the name 'VALENTA 1972-2010' on 15 May 2011, while 43065 was renumbered 43465 on 31 December 2010, retaining the name 'City of Edinburgh' that it had first received on 25 February 1996.
DCC Type DCC Ready
Period Era 8 (1982 - 1997)
Operator/Livery BR Intercity, Intercity Swallow Class 43
Designer Sir Kenneth Grange
Minimum Curve R2
Age Suitability 14+
Motor 5 Pole Skew Wound
Wheel Configuration Bo-Bo
Delivery is charged as priced on each order. Your order will be sent by your chosen delivery service. Standard Delivery £4.00 Free delivery on orders over £60.00 Most single loco's, scalextric cars and small items are sent 1st Class by Royal Mail normally delivered within 1-2 days although can take 3-5 working days. UK Express delivery guaranteed £7.00 1 to 2 working days (not Saturday). Once you have placed an order it will be dispatched the same day or the next day depending on the time the order was placed. If you wish to cancel your order after it has been despatched, you will be charged for both delivery and collection cost.
If you are unavailable when our delivery partner tries to deliver your order, they will usually try to deliver again the next working day or they will drop a card in to offer you a collection from a local collection point. If you should refuse delivery of goods, or are not available to accept the delivery on both delivery attempts, you will be required to cover any extra costs incurred.
All quoted delivery prices are for most UK Mainland addresses. Northern Ireland (BT), Isle of Wight (PO30-37), Isle of Man (IM), Scottish Highlands and Orkney Isles (PA, ML, EH, KA, G, KY, PH, DD, AB, IV, KW), Outer Hebrides and the Shetland Isles (HS, ZE) will incur additional charges and may also experience delivery delays; morning, Saturday and "next working day" deliveries are optional and will also incur additional charges.
We will only deliver goods to the address on the order.
Click and Collect
Pay for your order as usual. When your item's ready, we'll send you collection instructions by the email address selected at checkout.
Overseas Carriage Options
We are happy to ship an order anywhere in the world. Orders for shipping outside of the UK are charged at cost (less VAT where applicable) according to the weight and value of the goods ordered.
Where possible we will use Royal Mail International Signed For Service, which will require a signature on delivery, but brings extra security throughout.
Please email us in advance with the item(s) you would like to purchase and we will let you know the delivery option to select. Alternatively if you place an order with our default overseas carriage charge £20.00 we will refund any difference after despatch to allow for the actual delivery cost.
All information provided on the products on this website is intended as a guide only. Dimensions and weights are only approximate, as are colours. We advise any customer who is unsure of the product(s) they intend ordering to contact us prior to placing and order so a member of staff may assist.
On occasion goods are subject to availability and delay in delivery of goods is sometimes outside our control. As such, delivery cannot be guaranteed and any dates we specify for the delivery of the goods are approximate only. We shall not be liable for any losses, costs, damages, charges, or expenses caused by any delay for delivery of the goods.
Any unwanted items must be sent back at the customer's expense in original packaging and condition. If you wish us to give you a quote for this please send us an e-mail, otherwise return the goods to:
Bourton Model Railway
Telephone: 01451 820686
If you are unhappy with the goods received we will refund them if they are sent back at the customer's expense in new resaleable condition within 7 working days along with the original receipt.
We suggest for your own protection you use 1st class registered post.
Any refunds will be issued once we have received the goods, in there original condition.
We will not charge a restocking fee for returned items.
Any goods with manufacturing faults on arrival will be replaced or refunded.
This does not affect your statutory rights.