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Pre-order Hornby CrossCountry HST Limited-Edition TXS Sound

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Key Publishing has teamed up with Hornby to offer a limited edition train pack featuring CrossCountry Class 43 HST power cars 43184 and 43366 in ‘OO’ to celebrate the end of long-distance HST operation in the UK. The pack is exclusively available from the Key Model World Shop.

The 43184 Laira Diesel Depot and 43366 HST 40 train pack is available to PRE-ORDER today with a non-refundable £10 deposit - full price £399.99 DCC sound fitted. When the model is available the Customer Services team will contact you for the remaining balance of £389.99.

The limited edition is being produced exclusively for Key Publishing by Hornby and uses the latest HST power car tooling from the manufacturer. Production is limited to 350 units split between 200 DCC ready (Cat No. R30385) and 150 DCC sound fitted (R30386TXS).

The two power cars were amongst the last in service with CrossCountry which withdrew its final HST sets in September 2023. The two power cars in the pack were used to power Key Publishing’s Modern Railways magazine and CrossCountry Trains ‘Severn Valley Adventurer’ special from Leeds to Kidderminster on September 27 2022. The trip marked 40 years of HST operation on CrossCountry’s North East to South West route and saw 43366, which was one of the first to be used on CrossCountry services in the early 1980, named HST 40.

Following operation on the ‘Severn Valley Adventurer’, 43184 and 43366 remained in regular frontline service with CrossCountry operating across the national network from Penzance to Edinburgh. 43184 was named Laira Diesel Depot in March 2023.

The new 'OO' gauge limited edition will model the two power cars with their names with 43184 powered and 43366 a dummy power car. Both will feature correct livery details and body features for the real Class 43s as well as a five-pole motor, all-wheel drive, directional lighting, a 21-pin decoder socket, working roof fans and twin factory fitted speakers.

Prices are set at £399.99 for the DCC sound fitted version which comes with Hornby Triplex Sound decoders factory installed in each power car (a DCC ready version is also available priced at £359.99).

The new CrossCountry HST limited-edition train pack is available to pre-order now from the Key Model World Shop with a non-refundable £10 deposit. Delivery is expected in the third quarter of 2024.

Hornby Triplex Sound HST functions

F0 - Lights on/off

F1 - Sound on/off

F2 - Multiple horns

F3 - Multiple horns

F4 - Brake squeal

F5 - Diesel notch up

F6 - Diesel notch down

F7 - Diesel engine idle

F8 - Diesel engine thrash

F9 - Diesel cold start

F10 - Compressor

F11 - Windscreen wipers

F12 - Cooling fan

F13 - Driver buzzer

F14 - Flange squeal

F15 - Door closed

F16 - Diesel primer

F17 - Cab warning bell

F18 - Guard's whistle

F19 - AWS test

F20 - Driver buzzer

F21 - Aux lighting

F22 - Aux lighting

F23 - Aux lighting

F24 - Aux lighting

F25 - Shunting mode

F26 - De-coupling

F27 - Brake

F28 - Automated Function Control