Hornby R1230M

High Speed Train Set

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Prototype Era
Era 11 (2016 to 2022) Current Era

Manufacturer description

In August 1976, rail passengers travelling British Rail's Western Region experienced a new way to travel to the West Country, with the introduction of the High-Speed Train. By the end of the year, passengers could travel at 125mph between London Paddington and Reading. The new High Speed Trains, in their eye catching InterCity livery, were providing levels of comfort and service not seen since the golden years of the Great Western Railway.

Forty years on, and with the West Country routes once more under the control of the Great Western Railway, these record breaking High Speed Trains received a new GWR Green fleet livery and are set to run High Speed services to the West Country for the foreseeable future.

What's in the Box!?
Rolling Stock: GWR Class 43 HST Power Car; GWR Class 43 HST Dummy Power Car; GWR Mk3 TSO Coach

Track & Accessories: 3rd Radius Starter Oval, with Track Pack A (includes point and buffer); Train Controller (R7229); Wall Plug Transformer (P9000W); Power Connecting Track (R8206); Hornby MidiMat (1600 x 1180mm) Re-Railer.

This Hornby Train Set is based on a Railroad specification. Railroad models are carefully designed to be less easily damaged yet maintaining attractive detailing and accurate liveries. 

More details about our Railroad range can be found here: Railroad (hornby.com)


Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R1230M
RRP:
£157.99
Release date:
2019

Model details

DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Motor
5 Pole Skew wound
Finish
Painted
Gauge
OO
Minimum radius curve
3rd Radius (505mm)
Livery
GWR Green

Prototype information

Introduced
2017
Locomotive class*
Class 43 HST Pack
Operator
GWR
Wheel arrangement
Bo-Bo
Max speed
125 mph
Designer
Sir Kenneth Grange
Motive power
Diesel
Built
1975-1982
Total produced
197
Coach type
British Railways Mark 3
TOPS classification
TSO (Tourist Standard Open)

* Class names often change over the lifespan of a locomotive, so this is not necessarily the class name used by the operator in the period modelled.

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