Exclusive Dynamometer Car

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We are pleased to offer the forthcoming Rapido Trains Dynamometer Car in the much requested BR MAROON livery! 

This was always a much requested livery when we first produced the Dynamometer car, so we are pleased to offer the model today.

The Rapido design team have worked hard to capture what the Dynamometer car would have looked like if it had ever made it into BR Maroon livery.

Production is very limited so order now to secure yours.

Delivery expected late 2022.


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! 

This model features 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!

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