Hornby R3958

FGW, Class 43 HST Train Pack - Era 10

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Prototype Eras
Era 9 (1995 to 2004) Initial Privatisation
Era 10 (2005 to 2015) Rebuilding of the Railways
Era 11 (2016 to 2022) Current Era

Manufacturer description

Officially the fastest diesel trains in the world, the High-Speed Trains were introduced by British Rail in 1976, operating 125mph services on the Great Western Main Line and the East Coast Main Line before being introduced to other lines later.

When originally built by BREL at Crewe Works, the InterCity 125 units consisting of a pair of Class 43 power units and a rake of Mk3 coaches, were considered to be diesel multiple units and allocated as Class 253 to the Western Region and Class 254 for the Eastern Region, as it was envisaged that the sets would remain in fixed formation.

At the beginning of April 2006, FirstGroup, having secured the newly combined Greater Western franchise, unveiled a proposed new livery with a graduated blue to purple body colour and horizontal dynamic lines. Originally applied to both coaching stock and power cars, upon refurbishment the power cars received a modified livery of solid blue/purple, minus the dynamic lines

This train pack features representations of power cars No. 43087 '11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment Royal Logistics Corps' and No.43098 in First Great Western plain blue livery.


Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3958
GTIN:
5055286687310
RRP:
£362.99
Release date:
January 2022

Model details

Finish
Painted
Colour
Blue
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Gauge
OO
Livery
First Great Western
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 Pole Skew wound
Running numbers
43098, 43087

Prototype information

Introduced
1976
Locomotive class*
Class 43
Operator
First Great Western
Wheel arrangement
BO-BO
Max speed
125 mph
Designer
BREL
Motive power
Diesel
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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