BR Maroon Dynamometer Car

Posted by Oliver Davies on

Samples of our exclusive forthcoming Rapido Trains BR Maroon Dynamometer cars have arrived!

Best known as the vehicle that recorded the 126mph run of LNER ‘A4’ No. 4468 Mallard on July 3 1938, the North Eastern Railway’s test car, built at Darlington Works in 1906, is now on display at the National Railway Museum.

No. 23591 passed into LNER ownership after the Grouping of 1923 where Chief Mechanical Engineer Sir Nigel Gresley used it extensively to test his new designs and modifications against established locomotives. It was even used behind the UK’s only steam-diesel hybrid locomotive! 

Based on detailed research of the prototype, archive photographs and official drawings, this model featured exceptional interior and underframe detail, including depictions of the recording equipment and the additional speed recording wheel between the bogies. No wonder it was voted by the readers of Model Rail magazine as ‘Coach of the Decade’ in its Model of the Decade awards!

This BR Maroon version is exclusive to Rails of Sheffield. Production is limited so pre-ordering is highly recommended.

Production is nearly finished and these are expected to leave the factory later this month.



Looking for the LNER teak version? 

These are expected at the same time and all versions can be pre-ordered here at Rails. 


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