Bachmann Class 158 2-Car DMU 158761 BR Provincial (Express)

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Bachmann Class 158 2-Car DMU 158761 BR Provincial (Express)

As part of our Winter 2022 British Railway Announcements, we are delighted to welcome the return of the Class 158 Diesel Multiple Unit to the Bachmann Branchline range. This two-car DMU is finished in BR Provincial Express livery.

The pinnacle of OO scale second generation DMUs, the Branchline Class 158 combines high fidelity bodyshells with an underframe that’s adorned with separate components depicting the engines, electrical equipment, and auxiliary gear. It’s the livery application which really brings these models to life and every element has been replicated in miniature. Whilst the main colours are spray painted, the myriad smaller logos, symbols and lettering are applied using a specialist printing process, using BR and corporate specification fonts, logos and colours.

Driven by the low-level drive mechanism, which is fitted to each vehicle, the conductive couplings ensure that the two vehicles work together in harmony and enable the use of a single decoder for DCC operation. Fitting that decoder couldn’t be easier thanks to the clip-off underframe panel behind which the decoder socket is fitted and combined with the pre-fitted speaker in each car, it’s easy to fit sound to your model, or why not let us do the work for you by choosing a SOUND FITTED model for a fully immersive operating experience straight out of the box.



MODEL FEATURES:

Bachmann Branchline OO Scale
Era 8
Pristine BR Provincial (Express) livery
Running No. 158761
Two-Car Unit comprising car Nos. 52761 & 57761
Destination blinds for Nottingham
Equipped with a Plux22 DCC Decoder Socket – recommended Decoder item No. 36-570
Length 610mm
MECHANISM:

EACH TWO-CAR UNIT COMPRISES TWO POWERED VEHICLES WITH THE FOLLOWING FEATURES:
Three pole motor with flywheel providing drive to the inner bogie
Twin axle drive
Separate metal bearings fitted to each driven axle
Trailing axles run in metal pinpoint bearings
Electrical pickup from all wheels
Diecast metal, multi-stage gearbox, with gearing arranged for prototypical running speeds and haulage capabilities
16.5mm (OO gauge) wheels to NEM310 & NEM311 standards with authentic profile and detailing
Working miniature BSI Couplings at the cab end
Conductive couplings with integral close coupling mechanism at the inner end
Designed to operate on curves of second radius (438mm) or greater
DETAILING:

Separately applied metal detail parts, including exhaust guards and interior luggage racks
Bogies constructed from multiple components featuring brake and suspension detail
Separately fitted underframe components
Each model is supplied with an accessory pack comprising exhaust pipes, frame extensions and coupling tool
LIGHTING:

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)
Authentic light colours and temperatures selected for each lighting application
DCC:

Plux22 DCC decoder interface – one decoder required per unit
Easy-access DCC decoder socket located behind removable panel on underside of Car A
SOUND:

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 files produced specifically for the Bachmann Branchline Class 158 DMU using recordings from real units
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


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