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Arnold HN3002 N Gauge SR 5-BEL ‘Brighton Belle Pullman’ 5 Car Train Pack (Blue/Grey)


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Description

Contains

1 x DMBPT (Driver Motor Brake Parlour Third) Powered, Blue and Grey - 1969
2 x TPFK (Trailer Parlour First Kitchen), Blue and Grey - 1969
1 x TPT (Trailer Parlour Third), Blue and Grey - 1969
1 x DMBPT (Driver Motor Brake Parlour Third) Unpowered, Blue and Grey - 1969

History

The "Brighton Belle" is one of the most famous, if not the most famous of the "Belle" trains to operate on British tracks.  The “Belle” operated between London Victoria and Brighton and was the first all-electric Pullman service in the world.  The service commenced in June 1934 and continued until April 1972 with only a period during the Second World War when the service was suspended.

There were three 5-Car units specifically built by Metropolitan Cammell for the “Brighton Belle”, a service which took just 60 minutes to travel the non-stop 51 mile distance between London and Brighton. 

In recent years under the patronage of the Transport Trust a group was formed to restore a 5BEL unit and bring it back into service under private ownership.

The stunningly elegant Hornby Arnold N gauge model, which will be initially produced in two distinctive periods, captures perfectly the opulence and style of the "Brighton Belle Pullman", with each car lit with miniature table lamps as well as having carefully crafted detailed interiors. 

Technical features

  • Accurate UK N gauge – 1:148
  • High performance motor with flywheel
  • 6 pin DCC socket
  • Detailed differences on bogies between both models
  • Illuminated table lamps
  • Lit target indicators
  • Driver's cabin interior illumination (depending on direction of travel)