Introduced in the 1950's these DMU's replaced steam passenger trains on branch lines and local services across the country. The ability to couple these trains together to form longer trains when needed with just one driver and guard made these units very flexible in service. The last units of this type were still in passenger service in 2000 and several sets have been preserved.
DCC Ready. 6-pin decoder required for DCC operation.
DCC and sound system fitted.
Eras 5-6. DCC Ready. 6-pin decoder required for DCC operation.
A new N gauge DMU is particularly welcome and the BR Derby design class 108 is certainly a good choice as these units worked in most areas of Britain.
This 3-car unit is painted in the corporateï¿½ï¿½blue livery of the 1970s.
This 2-car unit is painted in the early DMU green livery with nose end speed whiskers.
A detailed model of the BR single car Sprinter generation train of class 153 introduced in the late 1980s. The 153 is a very flexible unit able to work singly or coupled with any of the other Sprinter train types. This model is finished as unit 153302 in Wessex Trains black and gold livery
This Dapol model features a low friction under window drive mechanism, as developed for the 156 Sprinter unit, incorporating the Dapol super creep motor and a 40:1 gear ratio for superb smooth running at low speeds. A DCC 6 pin socket will be fitted along with directional lighting and see through windows.
The 153 units are the usual trains on many of the scenic but lightly-used cross-country branchlines in Wales. Many of these services are essential, providing public transport connections to many towns and tourist destinations in remote parts of the principality. Units can easily be coupled together, or coupled to other 'sprinter' types to form longer trains wehn required, making the 153 a particularly flexible and useful part of the Arriva roster.
This model will carry the Arriva Trains aqua blue livery. Arriva operate several franchises, including many scenic routes in Wales where the 153 provides passenger train services linking remote communities.
2-car class 158 unit in the livery of East Midlands Trains. Centred on the Sheffield-Derby-Leicester corridor East Midlands services reach as far as Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Scarborough, Norwich and London St.Pancras.