Dapol produce an N gauge model of the highly recognisable Class 142 “Pacer” diesel multiple unit. A new batch has been announced, covering five new liveries not seen in the range before. With the Class now approaching the end of their service lives on the network, it’s a great time to commemorate the class on your layout.
2D-142-001 - 142096 in debranded Northern Rail purple - £118.96
2D-142-001D - 142096 in debranded Northern Rail purple - Digital Fitted - £152.96
2D-142-002 - 142042 in Merseyrail livery - £118.96
2D-142-002D - 142042 in Merseyrail livery - Digital Fitted - £152.96
2D-142-003 - 142022 in BR 'Skipper' Western chocolate and cream - £118.96
2D-142-003D - 142022 in BR 'Skipper' Western chocolate and cream - Digital Fitted - £152.96
2D-142-004 - 142001 in Greater Manchester/ GMPTE orange and tan - £118.96
2D-142-004D - 142001 in Greater Manchester/ GMPTE orange and tan - Digital Fitted - £152.96
2D-142-005 - 142053 in Provincial light blue - £118.96
2D-142-005D - 142053 in Provincial light blue - Digital Fitted - £152.96
ND116C - Class 142 'Pacer' 2 car DMU 142025 in Northern Spirit livery - £115.18
ND116E - Class 142 'Pacer' 2 car DMU 142021 in Tyne and Wear PTE livery - £115.18
ND116ED - Class 142 'Pacer' 2 car DMU 142021 in Tyne and Wear PTE livery - DCC fitted - £144.50
142036 at Eccles in June 2013. ©Rept0n1x
The Class 142s were constructed between 1985 and 1987 as a cost effective method of providing temporary rolling stock on branch lines in the North and South-West of England. The units were a development of the earlier Class 141 and had a body based on the Leyland National bus, with many fixtures and fittings shared between the two vehicles. Featuring a long wheelbase with no bogies, the units have often proved to be uncomfortable and unreliable with some modifications made throughout their life to improve running quality. Incredibly, the units still run to this day but all will be retired by the end of 2019 as they do not comply with new disability legislation.
(Information Provided by Wikipedia)
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