CLASS 123 SWINDON INTER CITY DMU

 

THE PROTOTYPE

The Class 123 was a design of Diesel Multiple Unit built for British Rail in 1963. They were built by British Rail at Swindon Works, and designed like all Swindon units as inter-city sets. Ten of the four-car sets were built and introduced in 1963.

Swindon-built DMUs, including the Class 123 and 124, had a structure and internal construction with much more in common with BR Mk1 coaching stock than they do with many DMU classes. The carriage underframes were standard main-line 63 ft 6 in frames, as opposed to the 57 ft 0 in frames common to most 1st generation DMUs. The units were provided with Mk1-style “Pullman” gangways instead of the “British Standard Gangways” fitted to most contemporary DMUs of the period. It was also unusual for a first-generation DMU to sport a front end gangway. None of these units have made it to preservation.

READY TO RUN

3 Car – £300

4 Car – £375

Fitted with Hornby DCC ready chassis

LIVERY OPTIONS

BR Standard Green with Yellow Connectors

BR Grey over Blue Full Yellow Ends

CONVERSION KIT

£37.50

To complete requires :

  • Mk1 coaches : TSO x2, CK x1, SK x1
  • Mechanism : Hornby Class 121 or Replica Railways 64′ Powered Chassis
  • Bogies : B4 (trailer cars), B5 (power cars)
  • Paint
  • Transfers

Instructions included.

CONVERSION KIT
Driving Cars (bodies only)

£21

To complete requires :

  • Mk1 coach : SK x1, TSO x1,
  • Paint
  • Transfers

Instructions included.