Hornby R30071. Class 153 153380 Abellio Scot Rail
Hornby R30071. Class 153
In Abellio Scot Rail Livery
Pre-order Due Sept 2021!
£126 – Analogue.
£158 – 8 Pin Decoder Fitted
£262 – ESU V5 Olivia’s Sound Fitted.
Additional DCC Options
£12 – Internal Lighting.
£ 7 – Cab Light (Per Cab)
£1- Per Passenger. (10 for £8)
£45 – ESU Stay Alive (gives up to 6 secs of power without track power)
Class 153 Sound Functions:
F0:- Head/ Tail Lights.
F1:- Engines Start Up/Shut Down
F2:- Single Horn.
F3:- Double Horn.
F4:- Brakes Releasing.
F5:- On = Buffer Clash. Off = Coupling
F6:- Interior lighting On/Off
F7:- On = Guard to Driver. Off = Driver to Guard
F8:- Guard Door
F9:- Drivers Cab door
F10:- Flange Squeal.*
F11:- On = passenger doors slam. Off = Dispatch Whistle
F12:- Drive Hold. ( Old Notch up/Down) See a further explanation Below***
F13:- Rail Clack.*
F14:- No 1 End Cab Light (Power Car)
F15:- No 2 End Cab Light (Dummy Car)
F16:- On=Fade Out (reduces sound Doppler effect to 25% Volume) Off=Back to normal setting
F17:- Brake 1 Option (Slows Loco down 50% Quicker) without using Speed Controller
F18:- Brake 2 Option (Slows Loco down 65% Quicker) without using Speed Controller
F19:- Brake 3 Option (Slows Loco down 85% Quicker) without using Speed Controller
* Flange Squeal only operates at low speed turns off over 15mph
*** Drive Hold this replaces notching up & down which was quite hard for us to explain & Locked the Engine rev. Using Drive Hold Press F12 Nothing will happen until you select the speed you require. Still the Loco will not move until you turn off F12 the trick using this is to turn this off before MAX Revs are reached, if not the Loco revs will decrease back to idle. Once the Loco has set off you can increase the speed & engine revs as normal
The origins of the Class 153 date back to 1990, when British Rail needed replacements for its ageing fleet of Class 121 and 122 “Bubble Car” diesel railcars for use on the quiet Cornish, Welsh, North-Western, Norfolk and Lincolnshire branch lines, as well as augmenting rural two car units.
Originally built as a two-car Class 155 “Super Sprinter” by British Leyland between 1987 and 1988, using a construction technique similar to that used in the Pacers, pre-formed panels were riveted together, creating a lightweight body on a welded floor assembly.
Introduction was rapid, but teething troubles with the door mechanisms soon emerged, consequently the fleet was taken out of use and modified, with the Class 156 units taking over the duties.
The conversion to Class 153 was carried out by Hunslet-Barclay at Kilmarnock between 1991 and 1992, with 70 vehicles being produced. The layout of the original non-cab ends was different from the original cab end, so the ends are noticeably distinct with the vehicles not being symmetrical.
Powered by a 285hp Cummins NT855-R5 Diesel, working through a Voith Hydraulic transmission, the maximum speed of a Class 153 is 75 mph, making it perfectly suited for small cross-country services. They are fitted with standard BSI auto-couplers, allowing them to work in tandem with other multiple units from the 14X and 15X Classes fitted with the same coupler, as well as newer units like the Class 170.
In 2019/2020, five former GWR 153s moved from Northern to Abellio ScotRail for use on the West Highland Line attached to Class 156s as ‘active travel’ carriages. These units have had their interiors heavily modified to carry up to 20 bicycles, along with large bags and sports equipment.
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£6 Royal Mail upto 10kg (Recorded Delivery 2-5 days) from postal Date
£10 DHL Next Day Delivery upto 10kg (from pick up schedule)
£22 DHL upto 1kg insured to £300
£34 DHL Insured to £800
Over 1kg we will discuss the weight & insured value on a per order valuation.
Tel: 0114 3216 160 Or 0114 2647 449.