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Dapol - 2D-020-001D - Passenger Train, Diesel, DMU, Class 153 - Central Trains (UK) - 153378

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Stock Number2D-020-001D
Original Retail Price£155.20
BrandDapol
ManufacturerDapol
Body StyleDapol Passenger Train Class 153 DMU
PrototypePassenger Train, Diesel, DMU, Class 153
Road or Company NameCentral Trains (UK) (Details)
Road or Reporting Number153378
Paint Color(s)Green & Yellow with Silver Roof
Print Color(s)White & Black
Coupler TypeRapido Hook NEM Standard Pocket
Wheel TypeChemically Blackened Metal
Wheel ProfileSmall Flange (Low Profile)
DCC ReadinessDC/DCC Dual Mode Decoder
Item CategoryPassenger Trains
Model TypeDiesel
Model SubtypeDMU
Model VarietyClass 153
Scale1/148



Specific Item Information: The Class 153 is a single car DMU which was produced by Hunslet- Barclay from the conversion of two car Class 155s originally manufactured by British Leyland in the late 1980s. In all 70 Class 153s were built from 35 donor Class 155s and were numbered 153301-335 and 153351-385. The Class 153 operated in NE and NW England, Wales, East Anglia, the Midlands and SW England.
Road Name History:
Central Trains was a train operating company in the United Kingdom owned by National Express that operated a variety of local and inter-regional trains from 2 March 1997 until 11 November 2007.
The franchise gained a reputation for poor timekeeping: its best performing period between 2000 and 2007 still saw one in six trains five minutes late or more,[6] with punctuality dropping as low as 61% in 2003.The company also suffered from ongoing staff relations problems which led to extensive and long-lasting cancellations of Sunday services.
Following a government policy announced in 2004, Central Trains was eventually disbanded in November 2007 with its services dispersed amongst London Midland, East Midlands Trains and CrossCountry.From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
Dapol Ltd is a Welsh model railway manufacturer based in Chirk, Wales. The factory where design and manufacturing take place is just over the border in England. The company is known for its model railway products in N gauge and OO gauge. Dapol's name is a play on its founders David and Pauline Boyle's names. He owned a model concern Highfield Birds & Models. In 1981 he first tried to buy the Airfix and Mainline ranges. The Dapol brand name was first used in a Railway Modeller advert of September 1983. The first Dapol wagons (for OO) were announced to become available on 20 November 1983. From 1 March 1984 ex Airfix railway kits became available.

Dapol manufactures a growing range of N gauge locomotives, coaches and wagons, and is the main competitor of Graham Farish in the British 'ready-to-run' market. Continuous improvement in model specifications has led to the introduction of 40:1 gearing in locomotive drive mechanisms, NEM couplings on all stock, and LED lighting strips for coaching stock (yellow for 'older' coaches, to represent incandescent illumination, and white for more modern coaches and EMUs to represent fluorescent fittings).
Item created by: CNW400 on 2022-01-17 14:53:55. Last edited by CNW400 on 2022-01-17 15:12:51

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