23 May Class 156 DMU – Second Run

OO GaugeClass 156 DMU – Second Run


British Rail “Provincial” livery with Sprinter branding. Photo courtesy Gareth Bayer.


4mm Scale/OO • DCC Ready/DCC/DCC Sound • Autumn 2018 Release

Rapido Trains Inc. is proud to again be associated with Realtrack Models next diesel multiple unit model, the Metro Cammell 2-Car Class 156. 114 two-car Class 156 DMUs were built between 1987 and 1989 by Metro-Cammell at Washwood Heath (Birmingham) for British Rail. More details will follow.

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Liveries/numbers available in the second run are as follows:

British Rail “Provincial” livery

5 numbers available

156418 (Car Nos. 52418/57418) with Sprinter branding
– Liverpool and Norwich destinations

156438 (Car Nos. 52438/57438) with Sprinter branding
– Cardiff and Portsmouth destinations

156452 (Car Nos. 52452/57452) with SuperSprinter branding
– Cambridge and Birmingham destinations

156458 (Car Nos. 52458/57458) with SuperSprinter branding
– Inverness and Glasgow destinations

156497 (Car Nos. 52497/57497) with SuperSprinter branding
– Carlisle and Leeds destinations

East Midlands Trains Class 156. Photo courtesy Gareth Bayer.

East Midlands Trains livery

4 numbers available

156405 (Car Nos. 52405/57405)
– Derby and Crewe destinations

156406 (Car Nos. 52406/57406)
– Nottingham and Worksop destinations

156410 (Car Nos. 52410/57410)
– Nottingham and Skegness destinations

156473 (Car Nos. 52473/57473)
– Lincoln and Leicester destinations

This landmark OO gauge model features:

  • 3D scanned for accuracy
  • Completely hidden five-pole motor with dual flywheels
  • A new standard for underframe detail for a British model with piping and a crazy amount of separately-applied parts!
  • Full interior with factory-fitted lights and cab lighting
  • Directional head/tail lights with working orange door warning lights and illuminated destination boards
  • DC/Silent (21-pin DCC Ready) and DCC/Sound (ESU LokSound decoder) options available
  • Etched metal details inc. exhaust guard & windscreen wipers
  • Designed for drop-in conversion to EM and P4
  • Two liveries with five numbers available in first run – every combination has unique printing. Yes, they’re all different!
  • Limited edition, produced strictly to order


Pre-production sample – All those separate parts!

Pre-production sample – Can you find the motor?

Pre-production sample – Designed for sound.

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