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Hornby R2947 NSE 4 VEP Class 423/1 Stacked View
Hornby R2947 NSE 4 VEP Class 423/1 Double Length Coach Stacked View
Hornby R2947 NSE 4 VEP Class 423/1 End Close Up Side View
Hornby R2947 NSE 4 VEP Class 423/1 End Close Up Front Side View
Hornby R2947 NSE 4 VEP Class 423/1 Separated Front Side View
Hornby R2947 NSE 4 VEP Class 423/1 Boxed View

Hornby R2947 NSE 4 VEP Class 423/1

Hornby R2947 NSE 4 VEP Class 423/1
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Part Number: Hornby R2947
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Description

Hornby R2947 NSE 4 VEP Class 423/1 Class 423/1

Four Passenger caoach electric passenger train in the South Est of England.

Prototype:

Standard VEP Units

The British Rail Class 423 (or 4 VEP (Vestibuled Electro-Pneumatic brake)) electrical multiple units were built by British Rail (BR) at York Works from 1967 to 1974, although the MBSOs and TSOs of the first 20, 7701-7720, were constructed at Derby Works. They feature manually opening doors next to every seating row and were the last coaching stock built in this pattern for BR. They were mostly found working outer suburban services in South London, and rural services in Kent and Sussex, up to 2005 when they were finally replaced by Electrostar and Desiro units. The fleet had a lifespan of 38 years.

Ordered in 1965, 194 standard four-car '4 VEP' units were built between 1967 and 1974, numbered 7701-7894; subsequently becoming class 423 under TOPS. They were subsequently renumbered in the 1980s into the 30xx and 31xx series, in order to make numbers TOPS compliant. Between 1988 and 1990 the units were internally facelifted. The work involved fitting fluorescent lighting and public address equipment, and also rebuilding the MBS (motor brake second) vehicles with an additional two bays of seating in space formerly used for luggage. On refurbishment only the first 20 units were renumbered in order, in the 34xx series. All other units were renumbered from 3421 onwards, in the order they were refurbished. All units ended up swapping motor vehicles on refurbishment - the additional work on these cars made the work take longer than that carried out on trailer vehicles.

Specification

  • Class: 423
  • Designer: BREL York/Derby
  • Entered Service: 1967
  • Number Built: 194
  • Purpose: Passenger
  • Motor: 5 Pole Skew Wound
  • DCC Ready: DCC Ready
  • Livery: Network South East
  • Finish: Pristine

Special Features 

  • Sprung Buffers
  • Extensive Detail
  • All-wheel pickups
  • Working head/tail lights
  • Illuminated Interior
  • Interior Detail
  • NEM Couplings