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Graham Farish Class 158 2-Car DMU, 158856 Central Trains

Code: 371-862
  • £220.99
  • (Delivery from £3.95 )
  • RRP £259.95
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Class 158 2-Car DMU 158856 Central Trains


- Pristine Central Trains livery

- Running No. 158856

- Two-Car Unit comprising car Nos. 52856 & 57856

- Destination blinds for Leicester

- Equipped with a Next18 DCC Decoder Socket – Recommend Decoder item No. 36-567B

- Coreless, twin shaft motor with two flywheels providing drive to both bogies of the DMS (A) vehicle

- Electrical pickup from all wheels

- Working miniature BSI Couplings at the cab ends (alternative air dams are included to allow this feature to work on second radius curves or less)

- Designed to operate on curves of second radius (263.5mm) or greater

- Separately applied metal detail parts, including exhaust guards and interior luggage racks

- Each model is supplied with an accessory pack comprising exhaust pipes and cab end connector door covers (where appropriate)


Detail Variations Specific To This Model:

- Radio Pod on Roof

- Revised Air Conditioning (Type B)

- Toilet Discharge via Coupler Box (Car A Only)

- Perkins Engine

- Revised Heather

- Standard Air Dam

- Sanding Gear Fitted

- Original Light Cluster

- Gangway Doors with Small Windows



Directional lighting, including illuminated destination panels, switchable on/off at either end on DCC or Analogue control

Cab and saloon interior lighting, switchable on/off via the under-chassis switches

Authentic light colours and temperatures selected for each model based on era and application



Next18 DCC decoder interface – one decoder required per unit

Easy-access DCC decoder socket located behind removable panel on underside of DMS (B)



- Speaker installed in all models for optimum sound reproduction

Zimo MS590N18 DCC Sound Decoder fitted to SOUND FITTED versions

SOUND FITTED models operate on DCC and Analogue control as supplied


Livery Application:

- Authentic liveries applied to both vehicles including interior decoration

- Multiple paint applications employed using BR and corporate specification colours

- Logos, numerals and text added as appropriate using multi-stage tampo printing using authentic typefaces, logos and colours



The British Rail Class 158 Express Sprinter is a Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU), built specifically for British Rail's Provincial Services sector between 1989 and 1992 by British Rail Engineering Limited (BREL) at Derby Litchurch Lane Works and outshopped in Regional Railways Provincial livery. They were built to replace many locomotive-hauled passenger trains, thereby reducing cost of operation, and to allow cascading of existing Sprinter units to replace elderly 'heritage' DMUs. The majority of the 182-strong fleet of Class 158 units were built as two-car sets, with 17 three-car units constructed specifically for use on Trans-Pennine services. Similar three-car units were built for use by Network SouthEast but these were converted to Class 159 specification before introduced into service, with toilet retention tanks and other modifications to operate over the third-rail network.

All but one of the Class 158s remain in service today (2023), with operators including ScotRail, Northern, Great Western (GWR), East Midlands Trains (now EMR), and Transport for Wales (formerly Arriva). Former operators include Central Trains. The Class has worked extensively across the UK network, even into East Anglia as far as Stansted Airport and Norwich. Some 158s have been converted to additional Class 159s and now operate for South Western alongside their original classmates.


UK Delivery:

In stock items are usually despatched within 1-2 working days of ordering.


All returns must be received by us within 14 days of the date you received your order, please allow at least four days for postage. You will be required to cover the shipping and they must be returned via a traceable method – such as Royal Mail Signed For. We cannot accept responsibility for returned items until they are signed for by us.

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