Class 438 / 491 4-TC 4-Car Trailer Unit

Class 438 / 491

Electra Class 438 / 491 4-TC in BR Blue / Grey livery. This model has been fitted with cast ends and has light weathering to the underframe and roof.

The Class 491 4-TC was introduced in 1966 for the Bournemouth Electrification project. The units were unpowered and propelled by a Class 430 4-REP unit to Bournemouth and taken forward to Weymouth by a push-pull fitted Class 33/1 locomotive.

Following the introduction of the Class 442 Wessex Electrics, some 4-TCs worked Waterloo-Salisbury services with unit no. 417 receiving original blue livery for special charter duties. From 1992 onwards the units were re-classified as Class 438.

Another unit was purchased by London Transport and saw much use on specials behind Metropolitan Line Bo-Bo "Sarah Siddons" and during "Steam on the Met" specials. This is now available from Electra Railway Graphics.

Electra Class 438 in Metropolitan Railway Teak livery, click here for more details

This kit converts 4 Graham Farish Mk1 63' Coaches

1967 BR Plain Blue - small warning panels
BR Blue / Grey
Network SouthEast - Post 1988 version with darker blue and curved upsweep
No. 417 - BR Plain Blue (Special duties / preserved)
London Transport - Metropolitan Red with Scarlet Ends
London Transport - Metropolitan Teak with Maroon Ends (Post-2009)
Eurostar Test Train - 6 Car set: Red / Blue Livery (with 2 NSE Trailer Firsts) - £30.00

The Eurostar Test Train was a remarkable formation, comprising a red/blue liveried 4-TC (augmented by 2 NSE trailer Firsts) coupled to a Class 33/1 fitted with Eurostar bogies for third-rail pick up tests. The train was hauled by Intercity liveried Class 73, no 73205.

Each pack includes full colour, pre-cut vinyl bodyside vinyl and end overlays.

Price: 4-car sets £20.00