Hornby R3944

BR, Class 43 HST, Power Cars 43123 and 43065 'City of Edinburgh' - Era 8

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 8 (1983 to 1994) British Rail Sectorisation

Manufacturer description
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.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3944
RRP:
£289.99
Release date:
2020

Model details

DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Painted
Gauge
OO
Livery
Swallow
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 pole skew wound
Name
City of Edinburgh

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
British Rail Class 43 "HST"
Operator
BR
Motive power
Diesel
Max speed
125 mph
Designer
Sir Kenneth Grange
Built
1975-1982
Total produced
197

* 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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