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Hornby R2703 GNER HST 125 Class 43 Fitted with Dual TTS Sound Decoders and Mega Base Speakers Box View

Hornby R2703 GNER HST 125 Class 43 Fitted with Dual TTS Sound Decoders and Mega Base Speakers

Hornby R2703 TTS GNER HST 125 Class 43 Fitted with Dual TTS Sound Decoders and Mega Base Speakers
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Part Number: Hornby R2703TTS
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£329.99
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Description

Hornby R2703TTS GNER High Speed Train 125 Class 43. Fitted with Hornby TTS DCC Sound and Mega Base Speakes in both motorised and non-motorised cars

 Prototype:

Originally conceived as a cheaper, more reliable alternative to the Advanced Passenger Train in the early 1970s, the British Railways Board authorised the development of a prototype High Speed Diesel Train with two locomotives designated as Class 41. These aerodynamic power cars were constructed by BREL at their Crewe Works and emerged in June and August 1972, fitted with Paxman Valenta 12RP200L engines, developing 2,250 hp.

In 1987, for trial purposes, eight of the Class 43s were converted for use as Driving Vehicles with the Class 89 and Class 91 locomotives. The power cars were fitted with buffers and Time Division Multiplex (TDM) equipment that allowed them to directly control the other locomotive. Following the delivery of Mark 4 stock, the TDM equipment was removed and the power cars reverted to their normal duties.

During the late 1990s, twenty five of the Class 43s were updated with Paxman 12VP185L engines in an attempt to reduce fuel consumption and emissions; however these proved to be less reliable in service than was hoped. The HST fleet has seen many changes to the operating companies since privatisation in 1993, but Class 43 driven sets continue to operate nationwide, courtesy of First Great Western, Virgin East Coast, East Midlands Trains, Grand Central, Cross-Country and Network Rail. The ex (National Exprees livery ran until the Virgin Trains Livery was applied in 2015 / 2016.

Production Details:

Hornby GNER Class 43 HST Train Pack. Dimensions: 235mm, Motor: 5 Pole Skew Wound, originally DCC Ready: now DCC TTS

Special Features: Extensive Detail

Technical Specification of the model

Gauge

00

Length

2 x 235mm

DCC Type

Dual TTS Digital Sound Fitted with Mega Base Speakers

Lighting

Bi-directional front white (3 of) rear red (2 of)

Period/ERA

Era 9 – Post - privatisation

Operator/Livery

GNER

Designer

Sir Kenneth Grange

Entered Service

1978

Minimum Curve

R2

Motor

5 Pole Skew Wound

Wheel Configuration

Bo-Bo

No of Axles Driven

Motorised Car – 4 driven through double flywheel and Cardan driveshafts

Cab

Detailed and internal LED lighting with manual opening cab doors

Drive

Drive on all axles of the motorised car using Cardan shafts coupling from motor to drive boggy gearboxes.

Build Structure

Plastic body and cast alloy chassis on the motorised car with plastic chassis on the non-motorised car. Roof body and bogie detailing. Mainly this for locos, but Hornby Railroad can be all plastic. variable by model

Age Suitability

14+ years

 

TTS Decoder Functional Allocation - List

This HST 125 Train Pack uses the MTU Engine Sounds. 

F#

Sound Description

Play Structure

F0

Headlight/Rear-Light

Toggle On/Off (Loco Direction Dependent)

F1

Engine Start/Stop

Various (Toggle On/Off)

F2

Horn High-Low

Plays Once (Momentary Action)

F3

Horn Low-High

Plays Once (Momentary Action)

F4

Brake Squeal

Plays Once (Momentary Action)

F5

NOTCH Up

Activates on Momentary Switch Control

F6

NOTCH Down

Activates on Momentary Switch Control

F7

Return to IDLE

Activates on Momentary Switch Control

F8

Thrash

Toggle On/Off

F9

Cold Start Override

Toggle On/Off

F10

Compressor

Plays until disabled (Toggle On/Off)

F11

Cab Door Slam

Plays Once (Momentary Action)

F12

Fan

Plays until disabled (Toggle On/Off)

F13

Horn Long High

Plays Once (Momentary Action)

F14

Horn Long Low

Plays Once (Momentary Action)

F15

Primer

Plays until disabled (Toggle On/Off)

F16

Slow Flange Squeal

Plays until disabled (Toggle On/Off)

F17

Driver's Safety Device (in Cab)

Plays Once (Momentary Action)

F18

Horn Short Low

Plays Once (Momentary Action)

F19

Horn Short High

Plays Once (Momentary Action)

F20

Windscreen Wipers

Plays until disabled (Toggle On/Off)

F21

AWS Test (in Cab)

Plays Once (Momentary Action)

F22

Fire Bell Test

Plays Once (Momentary Action)

F23

Guards Whistle

Plays Once (Momentary Action)

F24

Guard to Driver Buzzer (in Cab)

Plays Once (Momentary Action)

F25

Aux Lighting (if used in locomotive) 

Toggle On/Off