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  1. Virgin Mk3 1st and 2nd Class

  2. Virgin Mk3 buffet

Virgin Mk3 Passenger Carriage 1st and 2nd Class (R4097B and R4096C) Rating 7/10


This is a mark 3 carriage in a rather attractive Virgin livery, suitable to be run with virgin 43 (125), 90, 47 to name three. The exterior detailing on this model is very good with detailed bogies, overhead warning signs, coach numbers, and flush glass. This model is scale length and there are many different numbered versions of this model allowing you to create an accurate full length train. Although this models exterior has a high standard of finish the interior is very poor, with just red plastic moulded seats. I suppose for the price you can't ask for more. The new Pullman carriages with lights and high levels of interior and exterior are more than twice the price. This models track handling ability is very good with it being able to run through standard Hornby points at full speed (using a 125). This model due to its scale length doesn't take 2nd radius track.


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Virgin Mk3 Buffet Carriage (R4098D) Rating 6/10


This mark 3 (mk3) buffet carriage in a rather attractive Virgin livery, has the same levels of exterior detail as the 2nd and 1st class open carriage above, but the Interior is even worse. There appears to have been no sign of an attempt to make the catering area. Like the passenger carriage this model also runs well but also has red plastic moulded seats. This model due to its scale length doesn't take 2nd radius track.


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