Hornby R3697 Northern Belle Train Pack 57/6
Hornby R3697 Northern Belle Train Pack Class 57/6
57601 “Windsor Castle”
3 Northern Belle Mk2 Coaches.
First Open’s ‘Chatsworth’ and ‘Warwick’
Corridor Brake First Car ‘Mow Cop’.
In Northern Belle Livery.
In Stock Ready to Order!
£150 – Analogue
£182 – Standard Decoder Fitted.
£225 – TTS Fitted (Class 47 sound)
£286- Olivia’s ESU V5 Class 57 Sound Fitted.
Additional Work Available- DCC Fitted Only:
£36 – Working Lights Fitted.
£ 7 – Cab Light (Per Cab)
£ 7 – Driver
£45 – ESU Stay Alive Fitted
Coach Additional Work (Per Coach)
£36 – Fitting Service
£ 5 – Red Tail Oil Lamp Fitted
£12 – Internal Lighting
£21 – DCC Decoder Fitted ( 4 Function) allows 4 Turn on/off Operations on all lighting (if not taking this option, lights will be on constant)
£ 1 – Each Passengers Fitted 10 for £8
£ 6 – Anti Flicker Unit (Recommended not required if having DCC Fitted)
The Northern Belle luxury train service commenced in June 2000, the result of an extensive programme of refurbishment undertaken by Venice-Simplon Orient Express featuring a number of ageing ex-BR Mk.2 vehicles. The refurbishment was designed to mimic that of the Pullman coaches that ran in the luxury ‘Belle’ trains, evoking the opulence of luxury rail travel in the 1920s and 1930s. The result was coach interiors that were modified to Pullman standards with new seating, lighting and wood paneling.
The interiors of the seven named dining cars feature hand crafted marquetry that was installed by the firm of A. Dunn and Son. Using techniques and machinery that have essentially remained unchanged since the 18th century, Dunn’s marquetry was used in the great ocean going liners such as Titanic, Lusitania, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth, the floors of Buckingham Palace and the original Pullman and Wagons-Lits coaches. Each named car carries marquetry motifs relating to their title, being Alnwick, Belvoir, Glamis, Harlech, Warwick and Duart castles, as well as Chatsworth House.
The inaugural run of the Northern Belle was from York to Grantham, featuring a reception at nearby Belvoir Castle, with the first public run, the ‘Birmingham Lunch Excursion’, taking place on 2 June 2000, running from Birmingham, out to Chester, then returning via Wrexham and Shrewsbury to Birmingham. The Northern Belle was always intended for touring destinations in northern Britain, but not exclusively so, as current destinations include locations and events in London, the south-west and southern Britain.
Traction for the Northern Belle has varied since 2000 when the train was operated by VSOE; it is now owned by Northern Belle (Holdings) Limited and the operator is West Coast Railways and to accompany the train, WCR’s Class 57 57601 ‘Windsor Castle’ has been re-liveried into a matching Northern Belle umber and cream livery.
New P&P Cost UK & International From July 2020
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£6 Royal Mail upto 10kg (Recorded Delivery 2-5 days) from postal Date
£10 DHL Next Day Delivery upto 10kg (from pick up schedule)
£22 DHL upto 1kg insured to £300
£34 DHL Insured to £800
Over 1kg we will discuss the weight & insured value on a per order valuation.
Tel: 0114 3216 160 Or 0114 2647 449.