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British Rail Class 104 BRC&W Unit

In 1957, British Railways commisioned to The Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Works to produce a variety of 2 and 3 car diesel multiple units, allocated Class 104 under the TOPS numbering scheme.Originally for the London Midland Region, most of the class were used in North West of England until the Tyne & Wear Metro in 1980, made them surplus to requirements. In the mid-1980s a few units were reallocated...

British Rail Class 114 BR Derby Unit

The British Rail Class 114 diesel multiple units were built by BR Derby from September 1956 to July 1957. Forty-nine 2-car units were built, numbered E50001-49 for driving motors (later renumbered 53001-49) and E56001-49 for driving trailers (later renumbered 54001-49). With their original 150 hp BUT engines, they were found to be underpowered for the local scheduled services, and lost time especially when towing a...

British Rail Class 116 BR Derby Unit

These units were originally ordered for use on suburban and local services in the Birmingham area, but many found their way to other areas such as South Wales. The class were similar in design to the Class 114, but were fitted out as high density sets, built for short distance, high capacity services, and so were built without gangways or toilets, although gangways were later fitted on some units. They were...

British Rail Class 117 Pressed Steel Unit

The British Rail Class 117 diesel multiple units (DMUs) were built by Pressed Steel from 1959 to 1961. When first introduced, these three-car units were all based on British Railway’s Western Region for suburban work out of London Paddington, as well as South Wales (specifically Cardiff) and Cornwall. The units were largely based at Southall, Cardiff Canton TMD and Plymouth Laira depots. The units remained...

British Rail Class 123 Swindon Inter City DMU

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...

British Rail Class 125 BR Derby Unit

The Class 125 was a design of three car Diesel Multiple Unit built for British Rail in 1958. They were high-density units, externally very similar to the Class 116 and were built specifically for the Lea Valley Line. All withdrawn in 1977, none survive to this day. Kit : Finished Kit : Ready to Run : N/A N/A £210.00 with Hornby DCC ready...

British Rail Class 129 Cravens Parcels Unit

The Class 129 was a class of single-car Diesel Multiple Unit built in 1955 for British Rail. Only three were built by Cravens and were introduced in 1958. The class was built for parcels traffic like the Class 128. One unit (55997) survived into departmental service being named ‘Hydra’. The driving ends of a Class 129 car bore a visible similarity to that of the British Rail Class 105. Other Liveries...

British Rail Class 202 (6L) DEMU

The British Rail Class 202 (or 6L) diesel-electric multiple units were built from 1957-58 at Eastleigh and Ashford Works. These units were built to work the London Charing Cross to Hastings services. Several tunnels along the route had restricted clearance, meaning that these units were built with a narrow body profile. The last six-car units were withdrawn in 1986, when the Hastings line was electrified. The line...

EFE London Underground Model Motorisation Service

We now offer a motorisation service for the EFE London Underground Models, using a Bachmann DCC ready mechanism. Fitted Kit : £55 per set Model motorised with a Bachmann DCC ready...

IR / IÉ 101 Class (B Class) A1A-A1A BRC&W

The 101 Class was manufactured by the Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Works at Dukinfield Works and numbered B101-B112. They were fitted with Sulzer 6LDA28 engines and Metropolitan Vickers traction motors. They were delivered to IÉ during 1956 and 1957 and were intended for mixed traffic use on branch lines, hauling both freight and passenger trains. They found regular use primarily on...

London Underground Metro Cammell 1959/1962 Stock

The 1959 Stock was built by Metro-Cammell in Birmingham and were closely based on the prototype aluminium alloy bodied 1956 Stock. It operated at various times on the Northern line, Bakerloo line, Central line and Piccadilly line. The units had a long career, with some examples remaining in service until 2000, three years beyond their intended withdrawal date. The 1959 Stock entered service on the Piccadilly line,...

London Underground Metro Cammell 1938 Stock

The 1938 Stock was built as part of the London Passenger Transport Board’s New Works Programme 1935–1940. The trains were primarily intended for use on the Northern and Bakerloo lines, with an additional seven trains also being used on the Piccadilly line. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s the Northern line was worked exclusively by 1938/1949 Stock trains. They were starting to show their age by the late 1960s;...

IR / IÉ 601 Class (G Class) 0-4-0 Deutz

The 601 Class locomotives were built in 1956 & 1957, by Motorenfabrik Deutz in Cologne, Germany. They were 3 small shunting locomotives (601, 602 & 603) of B wheel arrangement and were fitted with a Deutz V8 F/A8L 714 engine of 130hp and Voith hydraulic transmission with a chain final drive. They weighed only 18 tons and had a maximum speed of 32 kilometres per hour (20 mph). They were withdrawn from...

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