Bachmann 32-900C

Class 108 2-Car DMU BR Green (Speed Whiskers)

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 5 (1957 to 1966) British Railways Late Crest

Manufacturer description

Announced as part of our Winter British Railway Announcements we are delighted to bring you this Class 108 2-Car DMU in BR Green (Speed Whiskers) livery. This highly detailed model also includes directional and interior lighting and illuminated destination blinds.

MODEL FEATURES:

CLASS 108 HISTORY

The BR Class 108 Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs) were built by BR’s Derby Works from 1958 to 1961, with atotal of 333 vehicles having been made by the time production ended. The units saw prolific use over the London Midland and Eastern regions, and are associated with Lancashire, the Cumbrian Coast route, services around Manchester and around Yorkshire and the North East. They appeared first in BR Green livery, followed by BR’s corporate colour schemes and later Passenger Transport Executive liveries, with some units ending their days with Network SouthEast.

The 108s remained in regular service until 1990, when they began to be withdrawn from traffic. They were replaced on regional services by the new "Sprinter" derivative units, or by "Turbo" units on services around London. The final units lasted in traffic until October 1993, although many saw further use in departmental service, as sandite or route-learner units. Good condition on withdrawal and lack of asbestos has ensured that many of this Class entered preservation and can now be found operating on numerous heritage lines.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Bachmann
Range:
Branchline
Product Code:
32-900C
GTIN:
803393058968
RRP:
£239.95

Model details

Coupling
NEM
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin + 8 pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Livery
Green with Late Crest
Features
Directional lighting
Interior lighting

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
British Rail Class 108
Operator
British Railways
Motive power
Diesel Multiple Unit
Built
1958-1961
Total produced
333

* 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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