Bachmann Class 150/1 2-Car DMU 150133 BR GMPTE (Regional Railways) SOUND FITTED - Chester Model Centre

Bachmann Class 150/1 2-Car DMU 150133 BR GMPTE (Regional Railways) SOUND FITTED


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Bachmann Class 150/1 2-Car DMU 150133 BR GMPTE (Regional Railways) SOUND FITTED

We are delighted to present the Bachmann Branchline Class 150/1 2-Car DMU in BR Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (Regional Railways) livery as part of the Winter 2021 British Railway Announcements.

Offered in this livery for the first time, this two car Diesel Multiple Unit is a must-have for anyone with an interest in rail operations around Manchester and the north west during Era 8. Both vehicles are highly detailed on both the bodyshells and underframe, and the interiors are not overlooked either, all of which is enhanced by the exquisite livery application using authentic colours, graphics and logos. Powered by a five pole motor and with SOUND FITTED, you can enjoy the added dimension of realistic sound effects when operated on analogue control or DCC straight out of the box!



  • Bachmann Branchline OO Scale
  • Era 8
  • Pristine BR Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (Regional Railways) livery
  • Running No. 150133
  • Comprises Car Nos. 52133 and 57133
  • Destination blinds for Manchester Piccadilly and Preston
  • Accessory Pack
  • NEM Coupling Pockets
  • Powerful 5 Pole Motor with Flywheel
  • Interior Detailing
  • Interior Lighting
  • Directional Lighting
  • SOUND FITTED - Fitted with a ESU Loksound V5DDC Sound Decoder – See below for the function list
  • Length 540mm



F0 - Lights - On/Off (plus Light Switch Sound)

F1 - On - Warm Engine Start / On, Off - Failed Engine Start / On, Off, On - Cold Engine Start

F2* - Brake

F3 - Horn (Playable)

F4** - Double Toot Horn

F5 - Heavy Load

F6 - Coasting (Manual notch Down if F21 On)

F7 - Maximum Revs (Manual notch Up if F21 On)

F8*** - On - Coupling Up / Off - Uncoupling

F9 - Flange Squeal (Speed Related)

F10 - On - Carriage Doors Open / Off - Carriage Doors Shut

F11 - Spirax Valve

F12 - On - Guard’s Whistle / Off - Driver’s Response Buzzer & Horn

F13 - Compressed Air Let Off

F14 - Uncoupling Cycle

F15 - Air Build Up

F16 - Carriage Heating

F17**** - AWS

F18 - On - Sound Fades Out / Off - Sound Fades In

F19 - Mute (Latch) / Volume Cycles 6 Levels (Trigger)

F20 - Station Announcement

F21 - Manual Notching Logic On/Off (control with F6 & F7)

F22 - Sanding Valve

F23 - Fire Bell Test

* Alterative Brake sounds can be selected via CV changes

**Alternative Horn characteristics can be selected via CV changes

*** Alternative coupling sounds can be selected via CV changes

**** Alternative AWS sound can be selected via CV change

Analogue Users: Please note that normal load running sounds and any other automatic or randomised sounds will also operate when this model is used on analogue control (DC) straight from the box!



The British Rail Class 150 ‘Sprinter’ is a class of diesel multiple unit passenger train built by BREL York from 1984 to 1987. A total of 137 units were produced in three main subclasses, replacing many of the earlier, first generation ‘heritage’ DMUs. The first subclass, the 150/0, comprised a pair of prototype units. 

The second batch which comprised fifty units was classified 150/1s and numbered in the range 150101-150. Like the prototype units, they did not have front-end corridor connectors which are fitted to allow passengers to move between units when working in multiple. Originally based at Derby Etches Park depot, these units were introduced in 1986, mainly concentrated around Birmingham and Manchester, and in later years restricted mainly to commuter services. Today the entire fleet is concentrated on the Northern franchise, mainly working around Manchester to places like Buxton, Sheffield, Liverpool, Southport and Carnforth. 

The final batch of 85 two car units were built with front-end corridor connectors. These units were classified as Class 150/2s and numbered in the range 150201-285. The Class 150/2s were used on longer-distance services and have operated in Scotland, Wales, the West of England and the North.

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