Hornby R40159

BR, Mk4 Standard (Accessible Toilet), Coach E - Era 8

Manufacturer catalogue image

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

Manufacturer description
Built at Metro-Cammell's Washwood Heath factory, 314 Mk4 coaches were produced between 1989 and 1992. They were built specifically for use on the newly electrified East Coast Main Line, along with hopes that a second order for the West Coast Main Line would be placed at a later date, although this second order never transpired. Mk4 coaches featured many improvements over the Mk3s such as push-button operated plug-type doors, fully sealed gangways and a designed top speed of 140mph. Much of the Mk4 design was based upon the Advanced Passenger Train. In particular, Mk4 coaches feature sides profiled to allow a tilt of up to 6° with newly fitted tilting bogies.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R40159
RRP:
£36.99
Release date:
2021

Model details

Colour
Grey
Finish
Pristine
Livery
Swallow
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Gauge
OO

Prototype information

Coach type
British Railways Mark 4
Operator
BR
Designer
Met Cam

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