Bachmann 31-511A Class 158 2-Car DMU Arriva Trains Wales (Revised) Nos. 52824 & 57824

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The Class 158 is one of British Rail’s most successful second generation Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs); first introduced in 1989, the entire fleet remains in traffic to this day. This Bachmann Branchline model depicts one of the units that operates in Wales and across the English-Welsh border, and the two-car unit is decorated in Arriva Trains Wales livery.

The pinnacle of OO scale 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. Fitting that decoder couldn’t be easier thanks to the clip-off underframe panel behind which the decoder socket is fitted and combined with the pre-fitted speaker in each car, it’s easy to fit sound to your model, or why not let us do the work for you by choosing a SOUND FITTED model for a fully immersive operating experience straight out of the box.

 

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Bachmann Branchline OO Scale
  • Era 9
  • Pristine BR Provincial (Express) livery
  • Running No. 158824
  • Two-Car Unit comprising car Nos. 52824 & 57824
  • Destination blinds for Aberystwyth
  • Equipped with a Plux22 DCC Decoder Socket – recommended Decoder item No. 36-570
  • Length 610mm

MECHANISM:

  • EACH TWO-CAR UNIT COMPRISES TWO POWERED VEHICLES WITH THE FOLLOWING FEATURES:
  • Three pole motor with flywheel providing drive to the inner bogie
  • Twin axle drive
  • Separate metal bearings fitted to each driven axle
  • Trailing axles run in metal pinpoint bearings
  • Electrical pickup from all wheels
  • Diecast metal, multi-stage gearbox, with gearing arranged for prototypical running speeds and haulage capabilities
  • 16.5mm (OO gauge) wheels to NEM310 & NEM311 standard