A brand new especially commissioned by Hornby Model Railways 00 Gauge “Great British Trains” box set. This model is the Royal Train Pack with LMS 4-6-2 Princess Coronation Class Duchess of Sutherland 6233.This train pack contains the Super Detailed locomotive, together with three specially produced coaches HM The Queens Personal Saloon Car, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Personal Saloon and Royal Household Couchette.
This set is in factory fresh condition, all items are exactly as they would have left the production line. The set comes with detail pack, instructions ETC.
The British Royal Train is used to convey senior members of the British Royal Family and associated staff of the Royal Household around the railway network of Great Britain. It is owned, maintained and operated by DB Cargo UK. The Royal Train comprises a dedicated set of claret liveried carriages. The current stock dates from 1977 to 1987. They are arranged according to requirements, and stored when not in use. The earliest Royal coaches date back to the mid-19th century in the reign of Queen Victoria.
Until an upgrade in 1977 there were multiple sets based in different regions, a legacy of the pre-nationalisation era of Railways in Britian. Many are now in museums or on heritage railways.