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Hornby R3388TTS Class 67 'Cairn Gorm' 67004 Caledonian Sleeper Side View

Hornby R3388TTS Class 67 'Cairn Gorm' 67004 Caledonian Sleeper

Hornby R3388TTS Bo Bo Class 67 'Cairn Gorm' 67004 Caledonian Sleeper
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Part Number: Hornby R3388TTS
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Description

Hornby R3388TTS Bo Bo Class 67 'Cairn Gorm' 67004 Caledonian Sleeper

The TTS decoder in this locomotive is the latest firmware as of December 2019

Prototype:

  • A total of thirty Class 67 locomotives were built between 1999 and 2000 by Alstom, in Spain, for English, Welsh & Scottish Railway (EWS). These Bo-Bo configured diesel electric locomotives have a large fuel capacity, electro-pneumatic brakes and a top speed of 125mph (200km/h).

  • The bodyshell is a monocoque load bearing Alstom design, whilst the bogies, also designed by Alstom, are of an "H" frame design, The engine, traction motors and control electronics are the same as those used in the Class 66, but differ in that the traction motors are frame mounted, rather than axle hung, to reduce unsprung mass. The gear ratios have also been increased, allowing higher speeds and the cab is designed around a central driving position. The Class 67 locomotives are able to supply electric head-end power for passenger train heating and air-conditioning and are equipped for buffer and screw coupling, as well as also coupling via a buckeye coupler, attached on a swing arm mount.

    The first locomotive to be delivered was 67003, arriving in October 1999, but plans for a rapid acceptance into service were delayed by loading gauge issues. The high axle load of the locomotive caused an initial speed restriction to 110 mph and modifications to the bogies were required, all thirty units being modified by June 2003. Designed to replace the ageing Class 47s on high speed mail and passenger services, the fleet was originally allocated to Cardiff Canton, Toton and Bristol, but with the demise of the Rail Mail services between 2003 and 2005, the locomotives became redundant after only five years’ service. Sent to storage for future needs, gradually they were moved to freight duties and during the winter months they had a role as 'top and tail' treatment trains for clearing leaves and ice from tracks.

    The locomotives have also been used as 'Thunderbird' rescue locomotives for failed trains on the ECML, on some freight train diagrams and as a popular hire for use on chartered tourist trains. Two of the Class, 67005 and 67006, were re-liveried in Royal Claret for hauling the Royal Train when required and in October 2007, 67029 was dedicated 'Royal Diamond' at Rugeley Trent Valley to celebrate the Diamond Wedding Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. Some Class 67 locomotives were moved to the West Highland route for sleeper duties, but the slower speeds and frequent braking required on this route caused problems with the seizing up of brake blocks, only rectified by imposing a maximum speed limit of 80mph and fitting cast iron brake blocks.

    Five locomotives were also dedicated to Wrexham & Shropshire's services until it ceased operating in January 2011 and Chiltern Railways took the opportunity to bring those locomotives in to haul passenger sets from December 2010. Additionally, in March 2012, Arriva Trains Wales leased three Class 67s from DB Schenker to replace its Class 57s on its North-South Wales Premier Service. In March 2015, 67004 was re-painted in an all over Midnight Teal livery with Highland Stag Branding and re-named ‘Cairn Gorm’, ready for service on the Serco Caledonian Sleeper, a contract that is due to run for the next 15 years.

Model Specification

Gauge

00

Length

259mm

DCC Type

TTS Digital Sound Fitted

Lighting

Bi-directional front white (2 of) rear red (2 of) variable by model. Day/night mode switch for lighting under fuel tank.

Period/ERA

Era 9 Post privatisation (1999 onwards) variable by model

Operator/Livery

Caledonian Blue

Designer

Alstom

Entered Service

1999

Minimum Curve

R2

Motor

5 Pole Skew Wound

Wheel Configuration

Bo-Bo

No of Axles Driven

Motorised Car – 4 driven through double flywheel and Cardon driveshafts

Cab

Detailed

Drive

Drive on all axles of the motorised car using Cardon shafts coupling from motor to drive boggy gearboxes.  Variable by model

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.

The TTS decoder in this locomotive is the latest firmware as of December 2019

TTS Functional / Sound Allocations

Function Number

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

Horn Special

Plays Once (Momentary Action)

F11

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

Spirax Valve

Plays until disabled (Toggle On/Off)

F18

Horn Short Low

Plays Once (Momentary Action)

F19

Horn Short High

Plays Once (Momentary Action)

F20

Wagons Buffering

Plays Once (Momentary Action)

F21

Wagons Clanging

Plays Once (Momentary Action)

F22

Coupling

Plays Once (Momentary Action)

F23

Guards Whistle

Plays Once (Momentary Action)

F24

Locomotive Buffering

Plays Once (Momentary Action)

F25

Aux if used by user

Toggle On/Off