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Hornby R4871 5-BEL 'Brighton Belle' Coach Pack Side Stacked View

Hornby R4871 5-BEL 'Brighton Belle'

Hornby R4871 5-BEL 'Brighton Belle' Coach Pack Unit No. 3053 Trailer Parlour First Kitchen 'Gwen' 'Mona' and Trailer Parlour Third Car No. 85
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Part Number: Hornby R4871
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£139.99
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Hornby R4871 5-BEL 'Brighton Belle' Coach Pack Unit No. 3053 Trailer Parlour First Kitchen 'Gwen' 'Mona' and Trailer Parlour Third Car No. 85

 

Unit No. 3053, Trailer Parlour First Kitchen, 'Gwen', 'Mona' and Trailer Parlour Third, Car No. 85

Note that R3606 and R4871 are not interchangeable with earlier versions of the Brighton Belle. To facilitate easy assembly of the 5-car rake, all cars are now fitted with standard NEM pockets, and a choice of two Coupling types are included to suite the coupling gap required. Power for the lighting PCB’s is now collected via pick-ups located on one Bogie of each car.

Related item: R3606 Pullman, 5-BEL 'Brighton Belle' Train Pack - Era 6

The lineage of the ‘Brighton Belle’ can be traced back to the introduction of the daily ‘Pullman Limited Express’ by the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway on the London Victoria to Brighton route on December 5, 1881 and its subsequent replacement by the 'Southern Belle' on November 1, 1908.

The ‘Southern Belle’ was steam hauled until December 31, 1932, the line being electrified the following day as a result of a £2 million direct investment by the Southern Railway to extend electrification from London to Brighton, Hove and Worthing. The Southern Railway recognised that the future of the ‘Southern Belle’ would need to take account of these changes, as well as reflecting the social changes of the 1930s, with stock needing to be light, fresh and creatively styled inside, whilst still retaining the traditional appeal of the Pullman Umber and Cream livery.

Gauge

00

Operator/Livery

Brighten Belle

Livery Finish

Pristine

Length

295mm

Period/ERA

1930s

Class

Pullman - Brighten Belle

Coach Type

Unit No. 3053, Trailer Parlour First Kitchen, 'Gwen', 'Mona' and Trailer Parlour Third, Car No. 85

Designer

Southern

Running Number

3053

Entered Service

1930s

Coupling Hooks and pockets

Standard NEM pockets, and a choice of two Coupling (hook and knuckle) types are included to suite the coupling gap required.

Lighting, Passengers and Detailing

Internal Table lighting, no internal passengers. Buffers.

Minimum Track Radius

R2

Age Suitability

13+