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Class 100 Gloucester RCW

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Class 102 Metro-Cammell

Class 103 Park Royal

Class 104 Birmingham RCW

Class 105 Cravens

Class 106 Cravens

Class 107 Derby Heavyweight

Class 108 Derby Lightweight

Class 109 Wickham

Class 110 Birmingham RCW

Class 111 Metro-Cammell

Class 112 Cravens Mechanical

Class 113 Cravens Hydraulic

Class 114 Derby Heavyweight

Class 115 Derby Suburban

Class 116 Derby Suburban

Class 117 Pressed Steel

Class 118 Birmingham RCW

Class 119 Gloucester RCW

Class 120 Swindon

Class 121 Pressed Steel

Class 122 Gloucester RCW

Class 123 Swindon Intercity

Class 124 Trans-Pennine

Class 125 Derby

Class 126 Swindon Intercity

Class 127 Derby

Class 128 Gloucester DMLV

Class 129 Cravens DMLV

Class 130 DPU (Ex-116)

Class 131 DPU (Ex-122)

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Derby Lightweight

The Derby Lightweight DMU's were the first major production DMU type built by British Railways. They were built at BR's Derby Works between 1954 and 1955. They were called 'Lightweights' because they used aluminium alloy in the body construction to save weight. This was to cause corrosion problems in later life. They were originally produced as 2 and 4 car units. Two single car units were converted from a two car unit a couple of years later. This is the subject of a separate page.



Bachmann produce an excellent RTR model of this class. Silver Fox Models offer a RTR version of this class as the 2 car BEMU or single car. In addition, Silver Fox Models also offer the single car version as Test Coach Iris or the 2 car version as Test Unit Gemini and Craftsman Models produced a conversion kit based on the Lima Class 117. DC Kits offered a kit of this class in various versions. MTK also offered a kit of this class as a 2 car unit and single car unit. Anbrico produced a kit of this class some years ago.