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Hornby R3602TTS BR Intercity Swallow Class 43  HST 125 Stacked View

Hornby R3602TTS BR Intercity Swallow Class 43

Hornby R3602TTS BR Intercity Swallow Class 43 HST 125 'Valenta' Powered Train Pack with Dual TTS Sound. Plus fitted with Dual Mega Base Speakers in both motorised and non-motorised power cars.
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Part Number: Hornby R3602TTS
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£349.99
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Description

Hornby R3602TTS BR Intercity Swallow Class 43 HST 'Valenta' Powered Train Pack with Dual TTS Sound. Plus fitted with Dual Mega Base 

TTS decoders fitted with latest firmware from December 2019.

BR Intercity, Class 43 HST, 'Valenta' Powered Train Pack - Era 8

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 British Railways Engineering Ltd at their Crewe Works and emerged in June and August 1972, fitted with Paxman Valenta 12RP200L engines, developing 2,250 hp.

When originally built at BREL’s Crewe Works, the InterCity 125 units were considered to be diesel multiple units and allocated as Class 253 to the Western Region and Class 254 for the Eastern Region. With the introduction of Trailer Guard Second (TGS) carriages, later power cars had no guard’s equipment installed and by 1987 most power cars were simply classified as Driving Motor (DM), although they still had luggage van space, retaining a window by the luggage door on each side.

Following problems with the power cars and the operational ease of removing power cars to perform scheduled maintenance, unit formations were abandoned, resulting in the Class 43 locomotive prefix being adopted. The fleet of 197 Class 43 power cars produced between 1976 and 1982 were numbered 43002 to 43198 and are officially the fastest diesel units in the world. The units have an absolute maximum speed of 148mph (238kph), which is the current world diesel traction record, set on November 1, 1987.

 

Gauge

00

Length

2 x 235mm

DCC Type

Hornby TTS Digital Sound with Mega Base Speakers

Lighting

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

Period/ERA

Era6 - 11 – Pre and Post – Privatisation

Operator/Livery

British Rail Intercity Swallow

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 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 cars. Roof body and bogie detailing.

Age Suitability

14+ years

TTS Decoder Function Allocations. Valenta TTS Sounds used in this HST 125 Model

The TTS decoders have been upgraded to the latest firmware from December 2019.

 

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