We are delighted to present the Bachmann Branchline Class 150/1 2-Car DMU in BR Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (Regional Railways) livery as part of the Winter 2021 British Railway Announcements.
Offered in this livery for the first time, this two car Diesel Multiple Unit is a must-have for anyone with an interest in rail operations around Manchester and the north west during Era 8. Both vehicles are highly detailed on both the bodyshells and underframe, and the interiors are not overlooked either, all of which is enhanced by the exquisite livery application using authentic colours, graphics and logos. Powered by a five pole motor and with SOUND FITTED, you can enjoy the added dimension of realistic sound effects when operated on analogue control or DCC straight out of the box!
- Bachmann Branchline OO Scale
- Era 8
- Pristine BR Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (Regional Railways) livery
- Running No. 150133
- Comprises Car Nos. 52133 and 57133
- Destination blinds for Manchester Piccadilly and Preston
- Accessory Pack
- NEM Coupling Pockets
- Powerful 5 Pole Motor with Flywheel
- Interior Detailing
- Interior Lighting
- Directional Lighting
SOUND FITTED - Fitted with a ESU Loksound V5DDC Sound Decoder – See below for the function list
- Length 540mm
- F0 - Lights - On/Off (plus Light Switch Sound)
- F1 - On - Warm Engine Start / On, Off - Failed Engine Start / On, Off, On - Cold Engine Start
- F2* - Brake
- F3 - Horn (Playable)
- F4** - Double Toot Horn
- F5 - Heavy Load
- F6 - Coasting (Manual notch Down if F21 On)
- F7 - Maximum Revs (Manual notch Up if F21 On)
- F8*** - On - Coupling Up / Off - Uncoupling
- F9 - Flange Squeal (Speed Related)
- F10 - On - Carriage Doors Open / Off - Carriage Doors Shut
- F11 - Spirax Valve
- F12 - On - Guard’s Whistle / Off - Driver’s Response Buzzer & Horn
- F13 - Compressed Air Let Off
- F14 - Uncoupling Cycle
- F15 - Air Build Up
- F16 - Carriage Heating
- F17**** - AWS
- F18 - On - Sound Fades Out / Off - Sound Fades In
- F19 - Mute (Latch) / Volume Cycles 6 Levels (Trigger)
- F20 - Station Announcement
- F21 - Manual Notching Logic On/Off (control with F6 & F7)
- F22 - Sanding Valve
- F23 - Fire Bell Test
- * Alterative Brake sounds can be selected via CV changes
- **Alternative Horn characteristics can be selected via CV changes
- *** Alternative coupling sounds can be selected via CV changes
- **** Alternative AWS sound can be selected via CV change
Please note that normal load running sounds and any other automatic or randomised sounds will also operate when this model is used on analogue control (DC) straight from the box!
CLASS 150 DMU HISTORY
The British Rail Class 150 ‘Sprinter’ is a class of diesel multiple unit passenger train built by BREL York from 1984 to 1987. A total of 137 units were produced in three main subclasses, replacing many of the earlier, first generation ‘heritage’ DMUs. The first subclass, the 150/0, comprised a pair of prototype units.
The second batch which comprised fifty units was classified 150/1s and numbered in the range 150101-150. Like the prototype units, they did not have front-end corridor connectors which are fitted to allow passengers to move between units when working in multiple. Originally based at Derby Etches Park depot, these units were introduced in 1986, mainly concentrated around Birmingham and Manchester, and in later years restricted mainly to commuter services. Today the entire fleet is concentrated on the Northern franchise, mainly working around Manchester to places like Buxton, Sheffield, Liverpool, Southport and Carnforth.
The final batch of 85 two car units were built with front-end corridor connectors. These units were classified as Class 150/2s and numbered in the range 150201-285. The Class 150/2s were used on longer-distance services and have operated in Scotland, Wales, the West of England and the North.