CLASS 114 BR Derby DMU

THE PROTOTYPE

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 van (which was a regular occurrence in that area). As a result of this, several 3-car formations were put together using two power cars and one trailer. These were usually used on the Grantham – Boston/Skegness workings during 1957.

E50049/E56049 was introduced with 230 hp versions of the power unit, which proved to have a much more acceptable power to weight ratio, and during 1959 and 1960 all the class were fitted with these more powerful engines.

READY TO RUN

PRICE

2 Car – £225

Fitted with Hornby DCC ready chassis

 

LIVERY OPTIONS

BR Standard Green with white whiskers

BR Standard Green with small yellow panel

BR Blue full yellow ends

BR Blue / Grey full yellow ends

CONVERSION KIT

PRICE

£48

Comprises :

  • Bodyside Overlays
  • Resin Cabs
  • Underframe and other ancillary parts as illustrated

 

To complete requires :

  • Mk1 coaches : TSO/SO x2
  • Mechanism : Hornby Class 121
  • Paint
  • Transfers

Instructions included.

BODYSIDE OVERLAY KIT

PRICE

£14

Comprises :

  • Bodyside Overlays
  • Glazing
  • Vinyl Door Handles
  • Guard and Driver Grab Rails

Instructions included.

CAB

PRICE

£12 each

Comprises :

 

  • Resin Cab End
  • Flush Glazing

Associated Products

Waterslide Transfers – BR Green

Waterslide Transfers – BR Blue