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BR Class 43 HST Train Pack - Era 7

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Original price £219.99
Original price £219.99 - Original price £219.99
Original price £219.99
Current price £199.99
£199.99 - £199.99
Current price £199.99

A true success story from British Rail, the class 43 HST is a must-have set and an ideal starting point to modern image modelling in TT:120 scale. Accurately replicating the icon British Rail, the HST is perfect for any TT:120 layout from the 1976 onwards. Buy now from the Key Model World Shop.

Famously titled the InterCity125, the class 43 HST were officially the fastest diesel trains in the world, first introduced to offer 125mph services on the Western and East Coast main lines. With a two class 43 power cars and between 6 to 9 Mk3 carriages forming each HST rake, they were the trains that saved British Rail, reaching all corners of the UK and continue to offer mainline services to this day.

Reproduced by Hornby for TT:120 scale is a class 43 pair allocated to the East Coast Mainline, carrying the iconic blue, grey and yellow livery first carried by the HSTs from 1974 onwards. One power car features a heavy die cast chassis and 5-pole motor that is easily capable of hauling a prototypical HST set, all being required are matching Hornby Mk3 HST carriages to suit.

Internally, both power cars feature accurate lighting and Next18 DCC decoder sockets, making it a simple upgrade to digital control with Hornby Triplex Sound Bluetooth decoders or other brands of decoders. Hornby’s TT:120 class 43 is a highly detailed model of an iconic train and is ideal alongside other 1970s and 1980s (eras 7/8) rolling stock. 

Product highlights include:

  • Class 43 HST power car train pack in BR blue/grey
  • DCC ready with a Next18 decoder sockets
  • NEM standard couplings
  • Guards windows and detailing accurate for early East Coast HSTs
  • Accompanying Hornby TT:120 scale HST Mk3 carriages available (eras 7/8)

Learn more about Hornby TT:120 with our full layout build video series here.

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