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N Scale - Dapol - ND122H - Locomotive, Diesel, BR Class 43 (HST) - British Rail - E43076, E43077 + 2 coaches

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Stock Number ND122H
Original Retail Price £159.95
Brand Dapol
Manufacturer Dapol
Body Style Dapol Diesel Engine Class 43 HST
Prototype Vehicle Locomotive, Diesel, BR Class 43 (HST) (Details)
Road or Company Name British Rail (Details)
Road or Reporting Number E43076, E43077 + 2 coaches
Paint Color(s) Yellow, Blue and Grey
Print Color(s) White
Paint Scheme BR Blue-Grey
Additional Markings/Slogan Inter-City 125
Coupler Type Rapido Hook NEM Standard Pocket
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype BR
Model Variety Class 43 (HST)
Prototype Region Europe
Prototype Era UK Era 7: BR post-TOPS (1971-1986)
Scale 1/148
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 4
Multipack ID Number ND122H
DCC Readiness Ready
Release Date 2012-01-01
Years Produced 1975–1982

Specific Item Information: Road numbers: E43076 (power, motorized), E41077 (TF), E42151 (TS), E43077 (power, dummy)

Model Information: Model introduced in 2011. Delivered only in set comprising a motorized power car, a dummy power car and two Mark 3 coaches (except otherwise mentioned).
- From 2011 to 2015, the set comprises one First Open (TF) trailer and one Standard/Second Open (TS) trailer.
- From 2018 on, the set comprises one Restaurant Standard Buffet (TRSB) and one Guard Standard (TGS) trailer.
The HST Mark 3 coaches are without buffers.

  • Fully detailed bodyshell with separately fitted parts
  • 5-pole "Super creep" motor
  • All wheel drive & All wheel pick-ups
  • Directional lighting. Lighting configuration (one or two white front lights) depends on the road name.
  • Coaches are light bar ready (sold separately)
The model comes supplied with standard 'Rapido' couplings fitted, these can be changed to the Buckeye (knuckle) couplings supplied in the box (short or long shank).
Dapol's magnetic couplings can also be fitted (one pair supplied in the box).
The couplers are truck-mounted on the power units and body-mounted on the coaches.

DCC Information: Accepts NEM 651 / NMRA 6-pin decoders.
Two decoders are required: one for the motorized power unit, and one for the dummy power unit (light only).

Prototype History:
The British Rail Class 43 (HST) is the TOPS classification used for the InterCity 125 High Speed Train (formerly classes 253 and 254) power cars, built by BREL (British Rail Engineering Limited) Crewe Works from 1975 to 1982.
This diesel-electric locomotive is rated 2,250hp (Engine) / 1,770hp (At Rail) , with a tractive effort of 17,980 lbf (Max) / 10,340 lbf (Continuous). A total of 197 (Power Cars) & 848 (Mark 3 Coaches) have been built. A set consists of two Class 43 power cars, one at each end of a fixed formation of Mark 3 carriages, the total of which differs by operator.
The class is officially the fastest diesel locomotive in the world, with an absolute maximum speed of 148 mph (238 km/h), and a regular service speed of 125 mph (201 km/h).
Most are still in service in 2018, though they are supposed to be replaced in the forthcoming years.

From Wikipedia

Road Name History:
British Railways (BR), which from 1965 traded as British Rail, was the state-owned company that operated most of the overground rail transport in Great Britain between 1948 and 1997. It was formed from the nationalisation of the "Big Four" British railway companies and lasted until the gradual privatisation of British Rail, in stages between 1994 and 1997. Originally a trading brand of the Railway Executive of the British Transport Commission, it became an independent statutory corporation in 1962 designated as the British Railways Board.

British Rail designed and manufactured rolling stock from 1948 to 1989, at which time its subsidiary British Rail Engineering Limited (BREL) was privatised.

1997 marked the end of the privatization effort in which the last assets of British Rail were sold to 31 regional freight and passenger operators as well as Railtrack (which was later brought under public control as Network Rail), which was given the track and infrastructure.

Read more on Wikipedia.

Brand/Importer Information:
Dapol Ltd is a Welsh model railway manufacturer based in Chirk, Wales. The factory where design and manufacturing take place is just over the border in England. The company is known for its model railway products in N gauge and OO gauge. Dapol's name is a play on its founders David and Pauline Boyle's names. He owned a model concern Highfield Birds & Models. In 1981 he first tried to buy the Airfix and Mainline ranges. The Dapol brand name was first used in a Railway Modeller advert of September 1983. The first Dapol wagons (for OO) were announced to become available on 20 November 1983. From 1 March 1984 ex Airfix railway kits became available.

Dapol manufactures a growing range of N gauge locomotives, coaches and wagons, and is the main competitor of Graham Farish in the British 'ready-to-run' market. Continuous improvement in model specifications has led to the introduction of 40:1 gearing in locomotive drive mechanisms, NEM couplings on all stock, and LED lighting strips for coaching stock (yellow for 'older' coaches, to represent incandescent illumination, and white for more modern coaches and EMUs to represent fluorescent fittings).

Item created by: Alain LM on 2019-03-31 10:10:35. Last edited by scottakoltz on 2020-05-24 19:53:12

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