Dynamometer Cars back in stock

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Rapido Trains UK OO Gauge LNER Dynamometer Cars are now back in stock!

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Four versions are available to order now! Including our exclusive BR Maroon version. Due to the immense popularity of this range we don't expect stock to be around for long.

LNER Dynamometer Car No. 23591, LNER teak finish with lining.

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This covers the glory days of LNER high speed running from 1928 to 1938. Optional duckets will be supplied to allow for modifications made prior to Mallard’s record breaking run.

LNER Dynamometer Car No. 902502, post-1946 LNER teak with lining.

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This covers the glory days of LNER high speed running from 1928 to 1938. Optional duckets will be supplied to allow for modifications made prior to Mallard’s record breaking run.

LNER Dynamometer Car No. E905202 in British Railways faux teak finish with BR Gill Sans lettering

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This livery was applied in 1949 and can be seen when the Dynamometer Car was used on trials with Bulleid’s famous ‘Leader’ locomotive.

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Dynamometer Car in BR Maroon livery No. E902502

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

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!

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