Audience and performers, musicians and animals, all listen to the command of his voice. It’s the Ringmaster who directs the action in the circus ring. Our Ringmaster ready-to-run train set will command your attention and let you know the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey® Circus is coming to town!
This ready-to-run train set includes:
• Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey™ 0-6-0 steam locomotive and tender with operating headlight
• performers’ car
• water tank car
• horse stock car
• body-mounted E-Z Mate® couplers
• 47 x 38 oval of snap-fit E-Z Track®, including 12 pieces of curved track, 1 piece of straight track, and 1 curved plug-in terminal rerailer
• power pack and speed controller
• illustrated instruction manual
â€˜Indian Pacificâ€™ train pack comprises of 1 x General Electric C30 Locomotive and 3 Stainless Steel
All vehicles are painted in crisp colours displaying the current â€˜Indian Pacific logos and plaques fitted to the
coaches. The coach selection comprises a sleeper car, dining car and first class car.
The locomoitve features all-wheel drive, central motor with flywheels and working LED headlights
First time modelers will also require a basic oval track pack and a 12V DC controller.
Addditional coaches included:
StreamlinedÂ Baggage Car
Streamlined Gold Class Coach
Streamlined Dining Car
Streamlined Sleeping Car
Introducing the Pacific National Train Pack comprising of a C30 Locomotive and 3 shared bogie container wagons in HO Scale.
‘THE GHAN’ train pack comprises 1 x General Electric C30 Locomotive and 3 Stainless Steel
All vehicles are painted in crisp colours displaying the current ‘THE GHAN’ logos and plaques fitted to the
coaches. The coach selection comprises a sleeper car, dining car and first class car. We envisage
additional coach packs together with a baggage car will also become available in the near future
First time modelers will also require a basic oval track pack and a 12V DC controller.
The BR 2-HAL 2623 2 Car Electric Multiple Unit Train Pack in BR Blue is an outstanding model train thats the perfect fit for your 00 or HO gauge/scale layout. It features a huge amount of detail on all sides and boasts accurate rail livery that adds a real air of authenticity to your set.
Gauge/Scale: OO (1:76 Scale)
DCC Type: DCC Ready, 8 Pin Socket
Livery: BR Blue
Established in 1923, the Southern Railway linked London with the Channel ports, South West England, South coast resorts and Kent. It was the smallest of the Big Four railway companies, with most of its revenue coming from passenger traffic rather than freight in the more densely populated region of Southern England.
The electrification of the region began in 1929 under the management of Sir Herbert Walker and, when it was completed, the Southern Railway was the worlds largest electrified railway system.
Designed for long distance, semi-fast services, the Class 2-HAL was a development of the earlier Class 2-BIL, with some changes to the body construction. The wooden frame and canvas covered wooden roof was retained, whilst the cab was constructed of welded steel. The galvanised steel sheeting sides replaced wooden panels, with internal partitions being made of plywood. Powered by two 275hp traction motors via a third rail, the 129 5 long two car unit had a top speed of 75mph and weighed 76 tons.
A total of 100, two car sets were built at the Southern Railway’s Eastleigh Works, using frames from the Lancing Works. The first batch of 76, numbered 2601 - 2676, were built in 1938 for service on the London to Maidstone and Gillingham routes in Kent. This was far more than was actually required for the Medway service and was the largest single batch of main line semi-fast stock ever built by the Southern Railway.
The finish was less luxurious than the 2-BIL, 2-NOL and 4-LAV Classes that preceded the 2-HAL, particularly in Third Class where seating was thinly padded, drably upholstered and with painted woodwork replacing the traditional polished mahogany. The 2-HAL had only one lavatory per two car set, as opposed to two on the 2-BIL. The passenger capacity was originally 32 in First Class, which was later reduced to 24, and 102 in Third Class.
In 1939 a second batch, numbered 2677 - 2692, was built for service on the London Waterloo to Aldershot and Reading routes, the only improvement being more attractive upholstery in the Third Class coaches. Some of the 2-HALs allotted to Medway were subsequently moved to the Aldershot/Reading routes, being used for mass transportation of troops around Southern England at the start of World War 2 and following the evacuation at Dunkirk.
In 1948 a third batch, numbered 2693 - 2699, was built but these units had a completely different appearance, being all-steel construction and looking very much like the standard 4-SUB units being built at the same time. A final unit, No. 2700, was built in 1950 as an accident replacement.
The Class as a whole passed to the newly formed British Railways in 1948, being re-classified as TOPS Class 402 and remaining in service until the mid-1960s when they were replaced by the large new build of 2-HAP units. The last sets in passenger traffic were No. 2695, No. 2698 and No. 2699, which were withdrawn in July 1971.
The halcyon days of British Railways were epitomised by numerous small branch lines and light railways that criss-crossed the countryside. This Country Flyer set embraces those small local trains, the smartly liveried 0-4-0 locomotive making easy work of hauling the 4 wheel coach and wagon around the oval of track included in the set.
- E&GR 0-4-0 Locomotive
- LWB Open Wagon
- 4 Wheel Coach
- Controller (R8250)
- Straight Track
- Double Curve 3rd Radius Track x 8
- Power Track
- Trackmat 1600 x 1180mm
2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the formation of one of the United Kingdom’s most distinctive Railway Operating Companies, English Welsh & Scottish Railway Ltd, or EWS as it was more commonly known. The merger of Rail Express Systems, Loadhaul, Mainline Freight and Transrail Freight into North and South Railways during March 1996 was followed, on April 25th, by the unveiling of the EWS brand, but it was not until October 1996 that the English Welsh & Scottish Railway Ltd was formed.
On December 24, 1996, EWS was announced as the preferred bidder for the loss-making Railfreight Distribution, a deal concluded on March 12, 1997. At that point EWS controlled 90% of the United Kingdoms railfreight market and by 2006 the companys turnover was approaching £1 billion, with the UK market share standing at around 70%. On June 28, 2007, Deutsche Bahn announced it had agreed to purchase EWS, subject to receiving regulatory approval and the sale was completed on November 13, 2007. Despite assurances to the contrary, on January 1, 2009 EWS was rebranded as DB Schenker, their corporate red livery displacing the highly distinctive EWS maroon and yellow livery.
Limited Edition of 1,000
Train pack includes:
- - EWS Class 67 ‘67003’ in maroon and gold livery
- - MHA wagon numbered ‘394652’
- - MHA wagon numbered ‘394653’
- - MHA wagon numbered ‘394654
The most famous locomotive and train in the World features in this superb Hornby train set. The striking apple green liveried class A1 “Flying Scotsman� helps to recreate those wonderful days of train travel in the 1930s when the two great railway rivals, LNER and the LMS vied for the lucrative passenger traffic between London and Scotland.
The track circuit in this set can be extended to fully complete the included MidiMat layout using additional track and accessory packs thus creating an exciting and fully functioning model railway.
Additional coaches can be obtained to extend the train.
LNER class A1 4-6-2 ‘Flying Scotsman’ locomotive
2 x LNER composite coach
1 x LNER brake coach
3rd Radius starter oval
Track pack A (with point and buffer stop)
P9200wall plug transformer
R8250 Train Controller
R8206 Power Track
Hornby MidiMat (1600 x 1180mm)
A logical design progression from the Class 395 Javelin, the Class 800/801/802 stock have been designed to technical specifications laid down by the Department for Transport, complying with the latest European standards. The main requirements were for the stock to have the flexibility to run on a variety of lines, on gradients up to 1:37, with varying running infrastructure, as well as being adaptable to future transport planning and passenger demands. Running as five car and nine car units, trains can be extended up to a maximum of twelve cars, with a maximum total multiple length of 312 metres, in both bi-mode (dual electric/diesel) and electric forms.
- Directional lighting
- Non-working pantograph
- 5 Pole Skew Wound motor for smooth running
- OO Guage Design which is compatible with HO Track
- Driving Pantograph Trailer Standard car (DPTS) - powered
- Driving Pantograph Trailer First car (DPTF)
- 3 x Coaches
Hornby OO LMS Surburban Passenger Train Pack - Limited Edition
The Hornby LMS Surburban Passanger Train Pack is an outstanding model train pack thats the perfect fit for your 00 gauge Hornby layout. It features a huge amount of detail on all sides and boasts accurate rail livery that adds a real air of authenticity to your set. Connect it up to your wagons and watch your assembled train roll around the track on a mission to deliver passengers, goods and anything else it can tow!
Technical Details & Features
Gauge/Scale: OO (1:76 Scale) (HO Compatabile)
Wheel Configuration: 2-6-4T
DCC Type: DCC Ready, 8-Pin Socket
Entered Service: 1927
Limited Edition: 1,000
Away from the perceived glamour of the mainline, the real work of the railways took place on a myriad of suburban lines across the country, especially in the great conurbations of the Midlands.
The main requirement for a locomotive working suburban services was to have quick acceleration, efficient braking and good tractive ability, the latter being especially useful when pulling heavy carriages, full of commuters.
Fowler’s 4P 2-6-4T engine was ideally suited to this task, mainly being used on longer distance commuter trains from stations in the big cities of England, as well as being used to bank heavy passenger and goods trains on the West Coast Main Line. Typically hauling sets of Stanier’s 57’ non-corridor suburban stock, thousands of commuters spent their working week travelling back and forth from the cities behind these engines.
This train pack recreates a typical suburban working, with Fowler 4P No. 2238 in LMS lined black and two Stanier 57’ non-corridor Brake Third coaches 20768 and 20769, with Composite 16592, in LMS lined maroon livery.