Bachmann 31-502ASF

Class 158 2-Car DMU 158901 BR WYPTE Metro

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 8 (1983 to 1994) British Rail Sectorisation

Manufacturer description

As part of our Winter 2022 British Railway Announcements, we are delighted to welcome the return of the Class 158 Diesel Multiple Unit to the Bachmann Branchline range. This two-car DMU is finished in BR West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive Metro livery with SOUND FITTED.

The pinnacle of second generation DMUs, the Branchline Class 158 combines high fidelity bodyshells with an underframe that’s adorned with separate components depicting the engines, electrical equipment, and auxiliary gear. It’s the livery application which really brings these models to life and every element has been replicated in miniature. Whilst the main colours are spray painted, the myriad smaller logos, symbols and lettering are applied using a specialist printing process, using BR and corporate specification fonts, logos and colours.

Driven by the low-level drive mechanism, which is fitted to each vehicle, the conductive couplings ensure that the two vehicles work together in harmony and enable the use of a single decoder for DCC operation. This SOUND FITTED comes pre-fitted with a DCC sound decoder, providing realistic sound effects when used on both analogue control and DCC straight out of the box.









F0 - Directional Lights - On / Off

F1 - On - Warm Start / F13 - On, then F1 - On - Warm Start with Compressor Speed-up / F5 - On, then F1 - On - Cold Start / F5 - On, then F13 - On, then F1 - On - Cold Start with Compressor Speed-up

F2 - Brake (Non-Latching)

F3 - Single Horn

F4 - Two-Tone Horn

F5 - Light Engine

F6 - Engine Idle / Coasting

F7 - Flange Squeal

F8 - On - Doors Opening (F1 On) / Off - Doors Closing (F1 On)

F9 - Passenger Compartment Lights - On / Off

F10 - Guard's Whistle

F11 - On - Driver's Buzzer / Off - Guard's Response

F12 - On - Driver's Twin Buzzer / Off - Guard's Response

F13 - Engine Speed Up

F14 - On - Directional Lights Day Mode / Off - Directional Lights Night Mode

F15 - Cab Lights (Trailing End) - On / Off

F16 - Air Conditioning Fan

F17 - Windscreen Wipers

F18 - On - Doors Opening (F1 Off) / Off - Doors Closing (F1 Off)

F19 - Fade All Sounds

F20 - Directional Lights Off (Car A, 57xxx)

F21 - Directional Lights Off (Car B, 52xxx)

F22 - Station Ambience

F23 - Remote Telephone Test

F24 - Detonators

F25 - AWS

F26 - No User Access

F27 - Volume Down

F28 - Volume Up

Analogue Users: Please note that basic prime mover sounds will operate and will vary according to use when this model is used on analogue control (DC) straight from the box! Directional lights and passenger compartment lights will also illuminate when power is applied.


The British Rail Class 158 Express Sprinter is a Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU), built specifically for British Rail's Provincial Services sector between 1989 and 1992 by British Rail Engineering Limited (BREL) at Derby Litchurch Lane Works and outshopped in Regional Railways Provincial livery. They were built to replace many locomotive-hauled passenger trains, thereby reducing cost of operation, and to allow cascading of existing Sprinter units to replace elderly 'heritage' DMUs. The majority of the 182-strong fleet of Class 158 units were built as two-car sets, with 17 three-car units constructed specifically for use on Trans-Pennine services. Similar three-car units were built for use by Network SouthEast but these were converted to Class 159 specification before introduced into service, with toilet retention tanks and other modifications to operate over the third-rail network.

All the Class 158s remain in service today, with operators including ScotRail, Northern, Great Western (GWR), East Midlands Trains (now EMR), and Transport for Wales (formerly Arriva). Former operators include Central Trains. The Class has worked extensively across the UK network, even into East Anglia as far as Stansted Airport and Norwich. Some 158s have been converted to additional Class 159s and now operate for South Western alongside their original classmates.

Catalogue listing

Product Code:
Winter 2022
Release date:
Dec/Jan 2022

Model details

DCC status
DCC Sound Fitted
Interior lighting

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
Class 158

* Class names often change over the lifespan of a locomotive, so this is not necessarily the class name used by the operator in the period modelled.

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