Hornby R30077

Midland Pullman, Class 43 HST, M43046 & M43055, Train Pack - Era 11

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 11 (2016 to 2021) Current Era

Manufacturer description

The original Blue Pullman trains were introduced by British Rail in 1960. The 1955 Modernisation Plan envisioned luxury diesel express trains as a way of competing against motor cars and domestic air travel. Built in Birmingham by Metro-Cammell, two variants were created; two first class six-car sets for the London Midland Region, operating from London St Pancras to Manchester Central, and three two class eight-car units which ran on the Western Region from London Paddington to various destinations. The London to Manchester train was known as the Midland Pullman and reduced the record time between the two cities from 3 hours 50 minutes to just 3 hours 15 minutes. The last Midland Pullman ran in 1966 after the electrification of the London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly line which allowed journeys to be completed in just two and a half hours. In 2020 it was announced that Locomotive Services Limited would begin to run a Blue Pullman service from St Pancras to Manchester Piccadilly along the Midland Main Line. This exciting new service, offering amazing views of the Derbyshire Peak District, combines the historic Blue Pullman with the Iconic Class 43 HST which will feature a new Nanking Blue livery replicating that of the original Blue Pullmans.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R30077
RRP:
£314.99
Release date:
2021

Model details

Gauge
OO
Finish
Painted
Colour
Blue
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Livery
Blue Pullman Nanking blue
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 Pole Skew wound
Running numbers
M43046, M43055
Features
Directional lighting
Interior lighting

Prototype information

Operator
Locomotive Services Group
Designer
BREL
Class
British Rail Class 43 "HST"
Motive power
Diesel
Max speed
125 mph
Built
1975-1982
Total produced
197

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