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N Gauge Class 143 & Class 144 DMU Announcement

N Gauge Class 143 & Class 144

We are delighted to launch the N Gauge Class 143 & 144


The Class 143 and 144 Pacer DMUs were a series of 2 and 3-car units with Andrew Barclay bodywork on a 4-wheel diesel chassis. Despite their unpopularity with passengers, these distinctive little trains lasted in service until 2021. 

The Class 143s also had the chassis built by Andrew Barclay. 25 units were built, initially working around Tyneside before moving to the South-West and Wales. With the many changes of operators since privatisation, numerous livery choices are possible. 

The Class 144s featured BREL-built underframes and spent their careers based in Leeds, working local and regional services. Ten units received centre cars in 1987. Although intended for local journeys, the 144s worked as far afield as Manchester, Lancaster, Morecambe, Lincoln, Hull, Scarborough and Cleethorpes. 

Eleven Class 143 and fourteen Class 144s are preserved. With several other units in non-railway use, such as school classrooms and cafes.

Class 143 EP Images


The Class 143 / 144 is based around our existing Class 142 chassis and has the following features:

  • A powered and a dummy car in each set
  • All-new super-detailed bodywork with flush glazing
  • Separate handrails, wipers and exhaust pipes
  • Correct underframes for Class 143 and Class 144
  • NEM Pockets
  • Tooling variants for front end and roof differences (original and combined light clusters / With or without radio pod)
  • Scharfenberg-style end coupling compatible with our Class 142, 153 and 156 units.
  • Finely applied detail and decoration
  • Close coupling with extendable corridor connections
  • Electrical through coupling for improved running
  • All wheel drive on the powered car
  • DCC-Ready and DCC-Fitted versions available
  • Light-Bar ready
  • Directional lights on both cars, independently controllable internal (where fitted) and external lighting 

Class 144 EP Images

Class 143 Proposed Liveries

  • 2D-143-001          Class 143 BR Provincial Light Blue 143001
  • 2D-143-002          Class 143 First Great Western Local Lines 143621
  • 2D-143-003          Class 143 GWR Dark Green 143620 
  • 2D-143-004          Class 143 Arriva Dark Blue With Transport For Wales Graphics 143602
  • 2D-143-005          Class 143 Arriva Trains Wales Turquoise 143609

Class 144 Proposed Liveries

  • 2D-144-001          Class 144 West Yorkshire PTE Metro Red/Cream 144011
  • 2D-144-002          Class 144 Regional Railways 144013
  • 2D-144-003          Class 144 Northern Rail Dark Blue / Purple 144004 

Recommended Retail Price

DCC Ready


DCC Fitted


Project Update

Artworks are underway and we will share these with you when they are complete.. We expect the models to be in shops sometime in Q4 2025.

Pre-Order your model at your preferred Dapol stockist

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