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Class 150 makes Warwickshire debut

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The first test shots from the new Class 150 tooling were on show at the N Gauge Show held at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on 13/14th September.

147 units were built by British Rail Engineering Ltd at York for the Provincial Sector of British Rail between 1984 and 1987. Provincial went on to become Regional Railways before privatisation and the units subsequently passed to new operators.

Split into three sub-classes, Graham Farish are concentrating on the Class 150/1 and Class 150/2 versions. These two car units are currently in service with a number of Passenger Train Operating Companies in England and Wales.

The Blue Riband model incorporates working lights (tail lights, marker lights and main beam), NEM coupling pockets (Arnold type and dummy buck-eye) and a 6PIN DCC socket. The trailer car also has DCC provision.

Two versions of the Class 150/1 will be available initially appearing in Central Trains (371-326) and First NorthWestern liveries (371-325). The 150/2 (which has the corridor connection on the cab ends) will appear in Arriva Trains Wales (371-327) and Regional Railways Sprinter liveries (371-328). The recommended retail price will be £90.50 with the model being released around Easter 2009.

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Although not modelling in N these look like good reprasentations, and doubtless much needed .

I like them seeing as I'm an N gauge user but I don't think I'd be able to use them with the modern era I'm modelling. I would have preffered maybe a class 142 or I'll just wait for the 156 to come out.
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