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Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 08:23 PM UTC
Hornby will be releasing their OO scale Hitachi IEP Bi-Mode Class 800/0 DPTS & DPTF Test Train Power Units Train Pack as a limited edition towards the end of the year.
The Class 800 Super Express is a type of electro-diesel train to be used in the United Kingdom, based on the Hitachi A-train design. They are to be built by Hitachi from 2015. The first units will be delivered for the Great Western Main Line (GWML), beginning service there in July 2017 and on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) from 2018.

- DPTS no. 811 002
- DPTF no. 815 002

Each powere unit features:
-DCC Ready
-5 Pole skew wound motor

A logical design progression from the Class 395 Javelin, Hitachi's Class 800/801/802 stock is set to run the length and breadth of Great Britain; from Penzance to Inverness, Liverpool to Yorkshire's East Coast. Hitachi's pioneering bi-mode (dual electric/diesel) technology, designed to technical specifications laid down by the Department for Transport, gives the Class 800 the flexibility to run on a variety of lines, on gradients up to 1:37 and with differing lineside infrastructure, as well as being adaptable to future transport planning and passenger demands.

The models are available for pre order, but be warned they are going very fast.
Please note image shown is a pre-production model and may be subject to change.

Item Code: R3579
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