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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FIRST REVIEW: Hornby’s ‘TT:120’ High Speed Train

MIKE WILD

The unmistakable lines of the Class 43 High Speed Train have been immortalised in ‘TT:120’ scale by Hornby. MIKE WILD reviews the first arrivals in InterCity ‘Swallow’ and GWR green liveries.

MIKE WILD

NEW ARRIVAL: First Hornby 'TT:120' scale Class 43 HST arrives

MIKE WILD

Hornby's TT:120 scale collection is expanded with the arrival of the Class 43 HST power cars and Mk 3 carriages in InterCity Swallow livery - all are in stock now on the Key Model World Shop to add to your layout.

MIKE WILD

Exclusive CrossCountry HST train pack joins Key Publishing Exclusives collection

MIKE WILD

Key Publishing has teamed up with Hornby to offer a limited edition train pack featuring CrossCountry HST power cars 43184 and 43366 in ‘OO’ to celebrate the end of long-distance HST operation, exclusively available from the Key Model World Shop.

MIKE WILD
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VIDEO: TXS 21-pin Installation Hornby HST Power Cars

MIKE WILD

The latest generation Hornby Class 43 High Speed Train power cars set out to make sound installation simple. MIKE WILD adds a pair of TXS 21-pin chips to EMT liveried 43049 and 43060 and demonstrates the finished models on video.

MIKE WILD

Hornby Rail Charter Services HST bundle available now!

Mike Wild.

The Key Model World Shop range has expanded with the addition of an exclusive bundle featuring Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge Rail Charter Services HST and five trailer coaches as well as Key Publishing’s HSTs Around Britain, 1990 to the Present Day book.

Mike Wild.
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Hornby East Midlands Trains HST power cars

MARK CHIVERS

East Midlands Trains’ dynamic livery is the latest colour scheme to adorn Hornby’s recently re-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Class 43 High Speed Train (HST) power cars.

MARK CHIVERS
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Installing Hornby’s Mk 3 Maglights

MIKE WILD

Hornby’s latest generation Mk 3 carriages have been designed with the manufacturer’s new magnetic switched lighting strips in mind. MIKE WILD adds a full set to a Blue Pullman HST set in ‘OO’ gauge.

MIKE WILD

Midland Pullman Coronation fundraiser tour for Railway Children

Andy Roden

A fundraising tour using Locomotive Services Ltd’s ‘Midland Pullman’ HST set will run on May 8 2023 to raise money for the Railway Children.

Andy Roden

KEY MODEL WORLD TV SHOW - FEBRUARY 2023

MIKE WILD AND RICHARD WATSON

The February 2023 Key Model World TV Show is here. In this edition we tour Chris Morris' fabulous 'N' gauge model of Dawlish Warren, catch up on model railway news, review Hornby's reworked Class 43 HST and demonstrate sound profiles for the Hornby Gresley 'W1' 4-6-4 from Locoman Sounds. Join us to today to watch this feature length show.

MIKE WILD AND RICHARD WATSON
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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.

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