British Rail Class 373 White Rose Train - GNER - 1/160 N Scale Diecast Metal Model by Amercom
1:160 Scale – British Rail Class 373 White Rose Train - GNER - Length: 5.5", Width: 0.75”, Height: 1.25"
Thismodel is made of a combination of metal and plastic parts. It is a static model and does not move at all or has moving parts. The model comes attached (via tiny screws) to a plastic base that measures 8.25 inches long by 1.5 inches wide. The base is made to look like rail tracks and it has a sticker sign noting the country, type and year of the model depicted.
The coloring and markings are accurate and realistic.
The maker of the model, Amercom, really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very clear and crisp. These models have different details engraved such as doors, hatches, panels, lights, ports, antennas, ropes, shovels, etc; all of these done with high accuracy and proportion. When they are painted in different color, say for example, shovels and ropes, they are indeed painted accurately.
These models come in what could be described as a disposable plastic shell pack. The packaging is very minimum, it is just big enough to enclose the vehicle and the cardboard backing to which the shell is attached is barely bigger than the lengths and width dimension of the vehicle.
The British Rail Class 373 or TGV TMST train is a French designed and built electric multiple unit that operate Eurostar high speed rail services from London to France and Belgium via the Channel Tunnel, part of the TGV family, it has a smaller cross-section to fit the smaller loading gauge in Britain, was originally able to operate on the UK third rail network and it has extensive fireproofing in case of fire in the tunnel. It is both the second longest—387 metres (1,270 ft)—and second fastest train in regular UK passenger service, operating at speeds of up to 300 kilometres per hour (186 mph). It is beaten in both aspects by the Class 374 (E320) which is 400 metres (1,300 ft) long and has a top speed of 320 kilometres per hour (199 mph), though this is never achieved on HS1 in Britain.