The iconic British Rail Class 43 power cars have held sway in frontline main line service for more than 45 years and Hornby has revisited the high-speed diesels with a brand-new tooling. MIKE WILD takes a closer look.
AMAZINGLY IT is now exactly 15 years since I wrote Hornby Magazine’s first ever first review of an all-new HST power car from Hornby. That was for the eighth issue of the magazine released in January 2008.
Models have moved on since then, and in the 2022 catalogue Hornby announced its plans to offer a new generation model of the ever-popular HST bringing new features including powered roof fans, independent lighting control and a new design of NEM coupling pocket. Added to this, the body tooling has been refreshed and also encompasses the latest variations including the Midland Pullman power cars with upper headlights.