GWR High Speed Train Set

GWR High Speed Train Set


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GWR High Speed Train Set


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In August 1976, rail passengers travelling British Rail’s Western Region experienced a new way to travel to the West Country, with the introduction of the High-Speed Train. By the end of the year, passengers could travel at 125mph between London Paddington and Reading and the new High Speed Trains, in their eye catching InterCity livery, were providing levels of comfort and service not seen since the golden years of the Great Western Railway. Forty years on, and with the West Country routes once more under the control of the Great Western Railway, these record breaking High Speed Trains received a new GWR Green fleet livery and are set to run High Speed services to the West Country for the foreseeable future.

What’s in the Box!?

Rolling Stock

GWR Class 43 HST Power Car

GWR Class 43 HST Dummy Power Car

GWR Mk3 TSO Coach


Track & Accessories

3rd Radius Starter Oval, with Track Pack A

(includes point and buffer)

Train Controller (R7229)

Wall Plug Transformer (P9000W)

Power Connecting Track (R8206)

Hornby MidiMat (1600 x 1180mm)



Hornby is a household name and is famous as the UK's brand leader in the model railway hobby with its high quality 00 gauge (1:76) models and accessories.

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y Technical Specification & Detail

DCC Type DCC Ready
Period Era 11 (2014 +)
Operator/Livery GWR Green
Class Class 43 HST Pack
Designer Sir Kenneth Grange
Entered Service 2017
Minimum Curve R3
Age Suitability 3+
Motor 5 Pole Skew Wound
Wheel Configuration Bo-Bo

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A Real Bargain

If you price all the components and add up the total you will be amazed how much you are saving by buying this set. Well done, Hornby.

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Not Happy

Ok for a cheap kids set but QC needs to be way better, axles loose, bogie retaining clip loose. On DC Headlights work in both directions. On DCC Headlights work in both directions & will not turn off this means that this is going to be a total rewire just to get the lights to do what they're supposed to and I see you've upgraded to LED's but no red EOT's. Since when do any of the Class 43's have three lights either side, please show me a picture. The Dummy doesn't even have an 8 pin connector what do I do if I want to fit sound, which probably won't sound that good as the cab windows rattle. I hope your more expensive HST's are of a better quality.

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Received as a gift today and booked the day off to set up, unfortunately the wheels on both drive cars was loose/ off. Just glad this was not a gift for a child at Christmas as it would have been weeks before it would get sent back for a replacement!!!

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