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Class 126 Swindon Intercity

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Class 105 Cravens

Cravens produced batches of 2 and 3 car sets classified as Class 105. Using the standard Cravens front of two windows, the first batch appeared in 1957. Built on a short frame, they all featured the internal exhaust arrangement.

My model is the standard Bachmann offering, and very good it is too. My only critism is that the interior lights are not very bright. The model does have working lights, even showing a red to the rear. Obviously this is not correct for a green liveried version as they would have carried oil lamps.

DC Kits currently offer a kit of this class. MTK also offered a kit of this class. Anbrico produced a kit of this class some years ago.