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Dapol 2D-019-012 N Gauge Class 43 HST EMR (Ex-LNER) 43251 & 43295 Book Set

Product Code: 2D019012

Manufacturer Number: 2D-019-012
Category: Model Railways, Train Packs, Diesel Locomotives
Brand: Dapol
Loco Class: HST
Era: Era 10: Post Privatisation 2010 - 2025
Livery: East Midlands Railways
Scale: 1:148
Gauge: N
DCC Type: DCC Ready
DCC Pin: Next 18
  • £169.95
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.

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.
Sets contains 2 power cars (one motorised, one dummy) and two Mk3 coaches.

The Dapol N Gauge HST features:
- Finely detailed body with many extra fitted items
- 5 pole Super Creep motor with incredible controllable slow running speed
- All wheel drive and pick up
- Directional lights
- Coaches are light bar ready
- DCC Ready with provision for a NEXT-18 Decoder (2020 range onwards)
- Accessory bag with optional fitted parts