Hornby ‘Flirts’ at CAD stage


Hornby has released early CAD images of its forthcoming newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Class 755/3 three-car (R3963/A) and Class 755/4 four-car (R3964/A) ‘Flirt’ bi-mode multiple units.

These Stadler-built trains were introduced on Greater Anglia services from 2019 and feature a unique ‘power pack’ vehicle in the centre of each unit.


Currently at the design stage of the process, the early CAD images show the high level of detail that is being incorporated into the units, including a multitude of fans on the roof of the ‘power pack’. The specification also includes decorated interiors, directional lighting, a close coupling mechanism and photo-etched roof fan and bodyside grilles.

Hornby’s new models will also feature the distinctive shared bogies between vehicles, 21-pin Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder socket and will be powered by two flywheel-fitted five-pole skew-wound motors – one at each end of the three and four-car sets.


Two of each configuration are planned, with prices set at £362.99 for three-car units and £411.49 for four-car units. Release is currently slated for late 2023/early 2024.

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