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Hornby R1253M Eurostar “Yellow Sub” Starter Set

Hornby R1253M Class 373 4- Car EMU
Eurostar ‘Yellow Submarine’ – Starter Train Set
In Eurostar ‘Yellow Submarine’ Livery.

5 in Stock Ready to Order

Set Prices:
£150 – Analogue (-£20 if Track & Transformer removed)
£182 – 8 Pin DCC Fitted (1 x Power Car)
£286  – ESU V5 Olivia’s Single Sound Fitted.
£450 – ESU V5 Olivia’s Twin Sound Fitted (Dummy Car Requires Pickups Fitting.)

Additional Work Available- DCC Fitted Only.
£100 – Directional Lights Fitted (£72 if having Twin sound.)
£ 7 – Cab Light(Power Car Only – Dummy Car Only If Fitted With Working Lights.)
£ 40 – Additional Motor Bogie, a must if extending your set.
£ 45 – ESU Stay Alive Fitted (ESU Decoders Req)
£  1 –  Per Passenger – 10 for £8.
£ 60 – Divisable Coach Internal Lighting. (Both Coaches)
£ 48- Generator Coach Internal Lighting.
£ 21 – additional Coach Decoders (Allows Internal Lighting to be turned On/Off

Class 373 Eurostar V5 Sound Functions Recorded at North Pole Depot

Function Commands:

F0:- Front / Tail Lights. Directional (If Fitted)
F1:- Power Car Engine Start Up/Shut Down
F2:- High Tone Horn.
F3:- Low Tone Horn.
F4:- Brakes Releasing.
F5:- On = Train Doors Slamming Dispatch Whistle – Turn Off = Guard to Driver right away Driver Replies
F6:- Onboard Announcements (See Footnote)
F7:- Aircon
F8:- Cab Door Slam.
F9:- CWR Sound
F10:- Flange Squeal.* Only operates at low speed turns off over 15mph
F11:- Compressor.
F12:- Drive Hold. ( Old Notch up/Down) See a further explanation Below***
F13:- Rail Clack.*
F14:- No 1 End Cab Light (Power Car)
F15:- No 2 End Cab Light (Dummy Car)
F16:- On=Fade Out (reduces sound Doppler effect to 25% Volume) Off=Back to normal setting
F17:- Brake 1 Option (Slows Loco down 50% Quicker) without using Speed Controller
F18:- Brake 2 Option (Slows Loco down 65% Quicker) without using Speed Controller
F19:- Brake 3 Option (Slows Loco down 85% Quicker) without using Speed Controller
F20:- Dummy Car Engine Start Up/Shut Down* (Not on if Single Sound only)

F6 Operation Only whilst the Eurostar is Stood (Not Moving)

Once F6 is on by using F2 to F5 these will play the Announcements listed below:
F2:- English Announcement – Cleaning
F3:- French Announcement – Cleaning
F4:- English Announcement -Train For Bordeaux
F5:- French Announcement – Train For Bordeaux

Additional Coach Sets Available

R40001 (Last 1)


Eurostar’s first use of the Class 373 for an external agency marketing campaign took place in September 1999 when the Sets 3005/3006 were transformed with a vinyl wrap that recreated scenes from The Beatles’ film ‘Yellow Submarine’. This was just one of the promotional events that marked the release of the remixed music track that Autumn. Along with the remastered version of the film that was released in cinemas and on video, the film which had not been available for over a decade included scenes that were edited out of the original, while the album featured new mixes of songs, such as ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ and ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’, the first such time a Beatles album had ever been remixed.

Costing in excess of £100,000, the artwork was the result of four months intensive work by Apple Corporation’s Art Director, Fiona Andreanelli, with the finished vinyl artwork taking two weeks to print and a further six days to apply to the train. At over 400 metres in length, each carriage portrayed a different design, telling a different part of the Yellow Submarine story. On Wednesday 8 September, accompanied by a Jazz band playing ‘Yellow Submarine’, Sets 3005/3006 departed Waterloo on the official launch, much to the surprise of passengers booked on the service, which was a normal departure rather than a dedicated press charter.

The train retained the graphics for the next three months, operating between London, Paris and Brussels but fate was not kind to Sets 3005/3006 as, despite featuring the first advertising livery to be featured on Eurostar, the Sets were the first of the Class 373 trains to be scrapped, being sent to European Metal Recycling (EMR) at Kingsbury on 27 October 2016. Note: The designs featured on this model are a representation of the graphics that were applied to the eighteen passenger cars of Sets 3005/3006 and are not intended to accurately portray the livery in service.

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