Jump the queue for Hornby’s Mk. 3b Driving Van Trailer.
RAIL EXPRESS magazine is delighted to be able to offer readers a special purchase opportunity on Hornby’s recently announced 4mm scale ‘OO’ gauge model of the Mk. 3b Driving Van Trailer. As a special ‘thank you’ to collectors that supported our campaign to get this vehicle produced we have reached agreement with Hornby to provide you with the chance of securing some of the first models off the production line.
Readers may recall our original proposal to commission a 4mm scale model from Dapol. For a number of reasons, this plan stalled and in an effort to make sure the DVT actually saw the light of day; we approached Hornby and offered the Margate firm our research package.
The completely new model is an obvious addition to Hornby’s range, allowing modellers to at last recreate authentic Mk. 3 push-pull passenger rakes that were an everyday sight on the WCML and still see use today on the London–Norwich route. Indeed the two initial colour schemes will be Virgin Trains and ‘One’ Railway.
The model is highly specified with working lights and opening cab doors. The recommended retail price is £49.99. A third livery, in the form of EWS silver, is available as part of a special EWS train pack (RRP £179.99). However, as part of this deal, we are making these products available at very competitive shop prices – see the order form for more details.
To reserve your models please click the link for the downloadable order form, print it out and return it to us ASAP by mail (or fax to 01780 470060). Please note that we cannot accept any orders after August 1st so please act promptly. Delivery is expected in early October. We will only take payment once the models are ready for despatch. Orders sent in via this form will be treated with priority.
For further information or to order by phone contact us on 01780 470086 during office hours. Communication by mail or fax is preferred as we are extremely busy at present.