The BR 423 4VEP (Vestibule Electro-Pneumatic) Electric Multiple Units were built by British Railways at their Yorks Works from 1967 until 1974. 194 of these units were built during this time and all were destined to operate on the South and South Eastern part of the England. All units saw continued service before privatisation, as well as number changes in the 1980s to comply with TOPS (Total Operations Processing System). After refurbishment, during the years 1988 – 1990, which included the fitting of fluorescent lights and a public address system amongst other changes, the units were reclassified as Class 423/1. After Privatisation the all the units were operated by South Eastern Trains, South Central / Southern, Connex and South West Trains.
This 4 car unit is presented in the later BR Blue / Grey livery of the 1980s period and is an excellent representation of the ‘slam door’ commuter trains so prevalent on the Southern network in the later half of the last century.
Gauge/Scale: OO (1:76 Scale)
Description: Class 423 VEP 4 car set in BR blue/grey
DCC Compatability: DCC Ready, 8-Pin Socket
Era: 1972 - 1982
Designer: BREL York/Derby
Entered Service: 1967
Motor: 5 Pole Skew Wound
- Directional lighting
- Extensive Detail
- Illuminated Interior
- Interior Detail
- Sprung Buffers
Plastic Buffer Stop. Clips to straight or curved track.
This product is not suitable for children under 3 years. It contains small parts which can present a choking hazard and some components have functional sharp points and edges. Handle with care. Please retian these details and the address for future reference.
Comes with track moulded into the base at intervals to suit standard Hornby twin-track geometry. Supplied with traditional gates as shown here and alternative modern barriers.