Offering for sale a brand new and boxed example of a Hornby Model Railways Royal Train Coaches extension pack, model reference number R4197. The train pack comprises of two Royal Household Cars MK3 Coaches and a Royal Household Couchette MK2 Coach to be used in conjunction with the Royal Train Pack R2370.
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 are 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 Britain. Many now are in museums and or heritage railways.
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