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N Scale - Dapol - 2D-019-011 - Locomotive, Diesel, BR Class 43 (HST) - Great Western (TOC) - 43005 & 43009 + 2 coaches

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Stock Number 2D-019-011
Original Retail Price £206.99
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 Great Western (TOC) (Details)
Reporting Marks FGW
Road or Reporting Number 43005 & 43009 + 2 coaches
Paint Color(s) Green With White & Gold Stripes & Black Roof
Print Color(s) Gold
Paint Scheme First Great Western
Coupler Type Rapido Hook NEM Standard Pocket
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 4
Multipack ID Number 2D-019-012
DCC Readiness Ready
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)
Years Produced 1975–1982
Scale 1/148

Specific Item Information: The British Rail Class 43 (HST) was designed by BR Derby and manufactured at BREL Crewe between 1975 and 1982. Many would say the HST reflects the pinnacle of diesel locomotive design, holding and retaining the world speed record for a diesel locomotive. In all 197 diesel power cars were manufactured to provide a high-speed passenger service in a time when public budgets were constrained and mass electrification of lines was not financially viable. A testament to the success of the design is that 193 of the power cars are still in service today, with only three being scrapped due to accidental damage and one being preserved at the NRM. After privatisation of BR, the fleet has been distributed amongst various operators including East Coast, East Midlands Trains, Grand Central, Cross Country, First Great Western and Virgin Trains. The HST was originally built without buffers. However, to allow it to act in conjunction with Class 89 and 91 electrically powered locomotives on the electrified East Coast line, eight power cars were fitted with buffers. Network Rail has also converted a HST as a measurement train. This is packed with measurement and safety equipment and is used on the West Coast line to ensure lines are fit for use and safe for high speed and tilting locomotives.

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:
First Greater Western Limited, trading as Great Western Railway (GWR), is a British train operating company (TOC) owned by FirstGroup that operates the Greater Western railway franchise. GWR operates long-distance inter-city services along the Great Western Main Line to and from South West England and South Wales, as well as the Night Riviera sleeper service between London and Penzance. It also provides commuter/outer-suburban services from its London terminus at Paddington to West London, the Thames Valley region including Berkshire, parts of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire; and regional services throughout the West of England and South Wales to the South coast of England.

The company began operating in February 1996 as Great Western Trains, as part of the privatisation of British Rail. In December 1998 it became First Great Western after FirstGroup bought out its partners' shares in Great Western Holdings. In April 2006, First Great Western, First Great Western Link and Wessex Trains were combined into the new Greater Western franchise and brought under the First Great Western brand. The company adopted its current name and a new livery in September 2015 to coincide with the start of an extended franchise that is due to run until April 2020.

For the former namesake company that existed from 1835 to 1948, see Great Western

From 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: CNW400 on 2022-01-14 12:36:34. Last edited by Alain LM on 2022-01-15 02:43:30

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