Queen with IEP train model

The Queen reviews DCA's model of the Class 800 train

Published on: 29th August 2014

As part of her recent visit to officially open the revamped Reading station, the Queen reviewed a 1/20th scale model of the new Hitachi Class 800 train, which was designed and built in DCA's Warwick workshops. 

The highly detailed model includes an accurate representation of the new train's 1st and Standard Class passenger saloons as well as the driver's cab interior.  It was created from the same 3D CAD data that we used to construct the full size mock up of the Class 800 train which we also built as part of our work to design and develop the interior for this new high speed intercity express train.