Ginsters Class 158 in ‘OO’

Kernow Model Rail Centre’s (KMRC) range of exclusive West Country themed models is bolstered with the announcement of a new ‘OO’ gauge Bachmann Class 158 two-car Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) in Ginsters livery.


Five Class 158 DMUs from the Wales and Borders fleet – 158819/821/825/827/841 – were branded with promotional artwork for Cornwall-based Ginsters in 2003 and operated throughout the franchise’s network to destinations including Birmingham, Manchester, Penzance and Portsmouth. The mainly black and yellow vinyl wrapped scheme featured images of Cornwall as well as Ginsters logos which were applied on the bodysides and roof of each vehicle. The wraps were removed in early 2007.

KMRC’s latest exclusive ‘OO’ gauge Class 158 models 158827, formed with vehicles 52827 and 57827 in the eye-catching livery with destination blinds displaying Bristol Temple Meads.


Bearing the hallmarks of previous Class 158s from Bachmann’s latest tooling suite for the DMUs, the model will feature a three pole motor, flywheel, all-wheel pick-ups, PluX22 Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder socket, directional lighting, selectable day/night mode, illuminated destination blinds, interior lights, factory-fitted speakers and working miniature BSI couplings at each cab end.

Two versions have been produced in DCC ready (Cat No. 31-517Z) and DCC sound-fitted forms (31-517ZSF), the latter featuring a ZIMO MX645P22 sound decoder.


Priced at £299.99 DCC ready and £399.99 DCC sound-fitted, they are available to order now.

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