Hornby shows off new HST

Pictures of the pre-production Class 43 power cars.

Hornby pre-production HST

THE DEMU SHOWCASE event at Burton-upon-Trent last weekend saw Hornby displaying the first pre-production samples of the iconic HST power cars that will be launched later this year.

Some images of the two different versions are displayed here. Please note that the models are test shots only and are subject to much alteration.

Hornby pre-production HST

The samples displayed much variation, including exhaust ports, guard’s windows (blanked or none), cooler group (revised ex-Serck and Brush) and light clusters.

Hornby pre-production HST

The underframe shows a wealth of detail and looks to be up to the same standard exhibited on earlier Hornby locomotives like the Class 50, 56 and 60.

Hornby pre-production HST

A comparison view between the two roof styles shows a number of interesting differences, as well as highlighting a few possible issues (these are in the process of being communicated to the manufacturer for clarification).

Hornby pre-production HST

Click on the pictures for larger versions.

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