Hornby R40038A

BR, Mk3 Sleeper Coach, E10611 - Era 7

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Eras
Era 7 (1972 to 1982) British Rail Blue (TOPS)
Era 8 (1983 to 1994) British Rail Sectorisation

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:
R40038A
RRP:
£36.99
Release date:
2021

Model details

Colour
Blue
Finish
Pristine
Gauge
OO
Livery
Blue & Grey
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 pole skew wound
Running number
E10611

Prototype information

Coach type
British Railways Mark 3
Operator
BR
Designer
BREL

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