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Hornby R4753 Virgin Trains East Coast Mk3 TRFB trailer buffet first 40708 Side View

Hornby R4753 Virgin Trains East Coast Mk3 TRFB trailer buffet first 40708

Hornby R4753 Virgin Trains East Coast Mk3 TRFB trailer buffet first 40708
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Part Number: Hornby R4753
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Description

Hornby R4753 Mk3 TRFB trailer buffet first 40708 in Virgin Trains East Coast livery

 

Virgin Rail East Coast MK3 Buffet Car

Running number: 40708

Developed in response to growing levels of passenger comfort on airlines and the increase in car usage during the 1960s, the first Mk3 coaches were built for the prototype High Speed Train in 1972 and in 2016 have come to be widely recognised as a safe and reliable design of passenger rolling stock.

The original Trailer First (TF), Trailer Second (TS), and Trailer Buffet Second (TRSB) coaches were delivered in HST sets for the Western Region with Trailer Guard Second (TGS) coaches following in 1980, following complaints from Guards regarding engine noise in the Guards' compartments in the power cars. These TGS coaches replaced the last TS in all sets from 1980 onwards. TRUB cars (Trailer Restaurant Unclassified Buffet) were built from 1978 onwards and were reclassified as TRFB (Trailer Restaurant First Buffet) from 1989/90 on the Western Region.

Many of the Mark 3s are scheduled to be withdrawn by 2020, with Great Western Railway and Virgin Trains East Coast sets being replaced by Class 800, 801 and 802 sets.

 Please note: This coach is produced with tinted windows.

 

Gauge

00

Operator/Livery

Virgin Rail East Coast

Livery Finish

Pristine

Length

305mm per coach

Period/ERA

2005+ ERA 9 10

Class

HST 125 Buffet Coach

Coach Type

TRBF

Designer

Sir Kenneth Grange

Running Number

40708

Entered Service

1978

Coupling Hooks and pockets

UK standard hook coupler

Lighting, Passengers and Detailing

No internal lighting, no internal passengers. Fixed Buffers.

Minimum Track Radius

R2

Age Suitability

13+