The Class 800 AT300 is a bi-mode multiple unit built by Hitachi for Great Western Railway and London North Eastern Railway. They use electric motors for traction, but in addition to operating on track with overhead electric wires, they have diesel generators to enable them to operate on unelectrified track. Based on the Hitachi A-train design, the trains were built by Hitachi between 2014 and 2018. The trains were assembled at the Hitachi Newton Aycliffe facility from bodyshells shipped from Kasado, Japan.
As part of its production, the Class 800 is a part of the Intercity Express Programme (IEP) and is in the Hitachi AT300 product family. The respective train operating companies has also given the units separate branding; under Great Western Railway, they are known as Intercity Express Trains and under London North Eastern Railway, they are known as Azuma.
Features of the Kato Class 800
- Five Car Train Pack.
- Beautifully reproduced LNER livery and details.
- Scale reproduction of the 26m coaches unique to British vehicles in 1:148 Scale.
- Minimum radius Kato R282.
- Directional LED lighting.
- Equipped with a special coupler. It is possible to prototypically and easily run these units in multiple.
- Flywheel Motor
- Prototypical disc-braked wheels with no traction tyres.
- DCC Ready - you will need DCC89 Class 800 DCC Decoder Set or similar.
This set includes a 5 car Azuma set in attractive book-case style packaging.
Optional lighting for the coaches: 11-212 Standard LED coach lighting set V2 pack of six