A Eurostar cutting through the Kent countryside heading for the Continent at 300kph is a wonderful sight to behold yet for those on board the feeling of such speed is minimal. This year sees the familiar grey livery give way to the fresh and striking colours of the new Eurostar trains with their dynamic new paint work and new interiors. The Hornby model replicates this new livery both on the four car pack and the 'Divisible Coaches'.
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Second class coaches formed the backbone of the passenger carriage fleet. The use of open plan seating allowed all passengers to be seated at a table, plus provided seats for more passengers with less weight when compared to traditional side-corridor coaches. Later passengers began to appreciate the better field of view from the open style coaches, especially on scenic lines.
This model carries the second standard BR coach livery of lined maroon, seen in the 1960's.
Great Western Railway HST TGS coach 44086 standard class coach with guards' office in GWR green livery.One of these coaches is formed at the end of HST coach sets to provide an office for the conductor and guard and for the stowage of bicycles and large items of luggage.TGS coach 44086 is currently listed as formed into Plymouth Laira based set 16, one of the low density seating sets used on long distance services for London to Devon and Cornwall.
Only suitable to run on second radius curves or greater
These models are of the Mk.2F coaches, the last of the Mk.2 series build (1973-1975) and almost identical to preceding Mk.2E coaches (1972-73 build), the design changes relating primarily to the air conditioning plant. These two builds formed the backbone of the InterCity locomotive-hauled coach fleet during the 1970s and 80s.This model of the second class coach with open plan seating is painted in the BR corporate blue and grey livery. Fitted with DCC controlled interior lightingEra 7 1971-1982.
Detailed models of the BR air conditioned express passenger stock built from the early 1970s. BR was one of the first European railways to offer air conditioned accommodation as standard on principal services.