Class 43 High Speed Train

The Class 43 High Speed Train power cars are an iconic piece of British Railway history. The production trains entered service in 1976 and they have been a popular choice for ready-to-run models ever since. Read our collection of Class 43 HST news, features and reviews here.

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Hornby's all-new High Speed Train

MIKE WILD

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.

MIKE WILD
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The final HST wind down

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

British Rail’s Inter-City 125 is one of the most recognisable and successful trains in railway history but is now reaching the end of its operational days. Some units, however, are enjoying a second life, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES
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ZIMO Digital sound for the Hornby HST

PAUL CHETTER

The scream of turbochargers epitomised the High Speed Trains when they entered service. PAUL CHETTER sets out to recreate the spectacle with digital sound in ‘OO’ gauge using the Hornby 8-pin chassis HST power cars as the basis.

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Railway Realism: The BR High Speed Train story

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

On October 4 1976, exactly 40 years ago, a train that revolutionised rail travel in the UK first entered public service. Since then the High Speed Train has gone on to be one of the most iconic and well-known ever to run on our rails, as Evan Green-Hughes relates.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES
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Train formations: Class 43 High Speed Trains

MARK CHIVERS

If you think High Speed Trains are all alike, you might be surprised at the variety. MARK CHIVERS presents a series of formations covering their 40-year careers.

MARK CHIVERS
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Hornby’s revitalised BR MK3s

MIKE WILD

The British Rail Mk 3 carriage is an essential part of the modern and recent railway scenes. Hornby has gone back to the drawing board to create a new collection of coaching stock, as MIKE WILD explains.

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VIDEO: Lineside on the East Coast Main Line

MIKE WILD

Join Mike Wild as he follows a selection of main line movements on the East Coast Main Line around Peterborough across the summer, exclusively on KeyModelWorld.

MIKE WILD
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Hornby Farewell tour HST

Hornby is bidding farewell to its outgoing HST tooling in style with this power car pack to model the LNER ‘Lets Go Round Again’ tour which took place over four days in December 2019.

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Hornby's East Coast Surrogate DVT for ‘OO’

The arrival of the Class 91s in 1988 heralded the start of a new era of electric traction on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) and Hornby is marking that with the arrival of its model of surrogate Driving Van Trailer 43013 as a solo item.

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All-new HST and Flirt units from Hornby for 'OO'

Hornby's extensive range of ‘OO’ gauge diesel and electric outline models is set to be strengthened further with three all-new models, together with revisions to existing toolings and the adoption of 21-pin DCC decoder sockets for many new and existing products. Read the full story here.