Bachmann 31-518

Class 158 2-Car DMU 158773 East Midlands Trains

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Prototype Eras
Era 9 (1995 to 2004) Initial Privatisation
Era 10 (2005 to 2015) Rebuilding of the Railways
Era 11 (2016 to 2021) Current Era

Manufacturer description

Highlights:

History

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 blue. 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 182 158 units were built as 2-car units, with 17 3-car units constructed specifically for use on Trans-Pennine services. Similar 3-car units were built for use by Network SouthEast but these were converted to Class 159 specification before introduction to 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 159001-022, upon which our model of 159013 is based.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Bachmann
Range:
Branchline
Product Code:
31-518
GTIN:
803393027353
RRP:
£274.95
Release date:
2013

Model details

DCC status
DCC Ready 21 pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Livery
Stagecoach
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Running number
158773
Features
Directional lighting
Interior lighting

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
British Rail Class 158
Operator
East Midlands Trains
Motive power
Diesel Multiple Unit
Max speed
90 mph
Built
1989-1992
Total produced
182

* 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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