Description and History:
This is the R3609 Hornby OO gauge Class 800/0 IEP Bi-Mode Diesel-Electric Multiple Unit in GWR livery No.800 003 - 2-car set. It comes with our price match guarantee, let us know in the unlikely event anyone is doing it cheaper and we will match it!*
Set 800 003 was constructed in Hitachi's Kasado factory in Japan between July and October 2015, before undergoing static tests at the factory test facility, prior to shipping to the UK. Departing in late December 2015, the unit arrived at Southampton in March 2016, before moving by road to the Hitachi Newton Aycliffe factory in County Durham to continue further testing.
In October 2016, 800 003 underwent maximum speed commissioning in test runs on the ECML between Darlington and York, before supporting the other Class 800 Units in the main type test programme, mainly operating on the GWML infrastructure, particularly to support Train Operator specific tests conducted at all stations on the IEP GW network. 800003 received it’s GWR green livery in June 2017, ahead of the Royal event.
This locomotive is DCC ready and has an 8 pin socket, a chip for which is available from here. Fitting a chip is required for DCC operation.
Postage & Packaging:
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