Dapol 2D-143-001 Class 143 2 Car DMU 143001 BR Provincial Light Blue

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Class 143 2 Car DMU 143001 BR Provincial Light Blue
Class 143 2 Car DMU 143001 BR Provincial Light Blue
Class 143 2 Car DMU 143001 BR Provincial Light Blue
Class 143 2 Car DMU 143001 BR Provincial Light Blue
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Product Description

Expected Delivery Q4 2025 (Subject to Change at Manufacturer's Discretion).

Prototype

The Class 143 and 144 Pacer DMUs were a series of 2 and 3-car units with Andrew Barclay bodywork on a 4-wheel diesel chassis. Despite their unpopularity with passengers, these distinctive little trains lasted in service until 2021. 

The Class 143s also had the chassis built by Andrew Barclay. 25 units were built, initially working around Tyneside before moving to the South-West and Wales. With the many changes of operators since privatisation, numerous livery choices are possible. 

The Class 144s featured BREL-built underframes and spent their careers based in Leeds, working local and regional services. Ten units received centre cars in 1987. Although intended for local journeys, the 144s worked as far afield as Manchester, Lancaster, Morecambe, Lincoln, Hull, Scarborough and Cleethorpes. 

Eleven Class 143 and fourteen Class 144s are preserved. With several other units in non-railway use, such as school classrooms and cafes.

Specifications

The Class 143 / 144 is based around our existing Class 142 chassis and has the following features:

  • A powered and a dummy car in each set
  • All-new super-detailed bodywork with flush glazing
  • Separate handrails, wipers and exhaust pipes
  • Correct underframes for Class 143 and Class 144
  • NEM Pockets
  • Tooling variants for front end and roof differences (original and combined light clusters / With or without radio pod)
  • Scharfenberg-style end coupling compatible with our Class 142, 153 and 156 units.
  • Finely applied detail and decoration
  • Close coupling with extendable corridor connections
  • Electrical through coupling for improved running
  • All wheel drive on the powered car
  • DCC-Ready and DCC-Fitted versions available
  • Light-Bar ready
  • Directional lights on both cars, independently controllable internal (where fitted) and external lighting