Hornby R40033

FGW, Mk3 Trailer Standard Disabled (TSD), Coach C, 42012 - Era 10

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 10 (2005 to 2015) Rebuilding of the Railways

Manufacturer description
In-order to allow running at 125 mph on Britain's Victorian era railways, new rolling stock was needed by British Railways. Significant improvements over the Mk2 included new secondary air suspension between the bogies and the coach body as well as aerodynamic skirting on the underframe. Mk3 coaches are 75ft (23m) long enabling far greater capacity than older coaches. Mk3 coaches also incorporate disk breaks and wheel slip protection enabling faster deceleration. The first Mk3 coaches to be delivered were used as part of the HST prototype along with the two Class 41 diesel power cars in 1972.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R40033
RRP:
£36.99
Release date:
2021

Model details

Colour
Blue
Finish
Pristine
Gauge
OO
Livery
Purple
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Running number
42012

Prototype information

Coach type
British Railways Mark 3
Operator
FGW
TOPS classification
TSD (Trailer Standard Disabled)
Designer
BREL

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