Class 158 2-Car DMU 158844 Northern (DCC Sound Fitted)
- Pristine Northern livery
- Running No. 158844
- Two-Car Unit comprising car Nos. 52844 & 57844
- Destination blinds for Leeds
- Equipped with a Plux22 DCC Decoder Socket – recommended Decoder item No. 36-570
- Three pole motor with flywheel providing drive to the inner bogie
- Electrical pickup from all wheels
- Designed to operate on curves of second radius (438mm) 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, frame extensions and coupling tool.
Directional lighting, including illuminated destination panels, with Day/Night mode – selectable via the chassis-mounted switches or via a dedicated DCC function
Directional lights can be turned on/off at each end independently via the chassis-mounted switches or via separate DCC functions
Passenger saloon lighting – switchable on/off via the chassis-mounted switches or via a dedicated DCC function
Cab lighting at the trailing end*
Door interlock lights* (*when used on DCC)
Plux22 DCC decoder interface – one decoder required per unit
Easy-access DCC decoder socket located behind removable panel on underside of Car A
- Two speakers fitted, one in each vehicle, for optimum sound reproduction – fitted to every model as standard
Zimo MX645P22 DCC Sound Decoder fitted to SOUND FITTED versions
SOUND FITTED models operate on DCC and Analogue control as supplied
- 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
CLASS 158 DMU HISTORY:
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.
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.