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New N Gauge MK3 DVT Update

N Gauge Mk3 DVT Update


A Driving Van Trailer (DVT) is a purpose-built control car railway vehicle that allows the driver to operate with a locomotive in push-pull formation from the opposite end of a train. Trains operating with a DVT consequently do not need the locomotive to be moved around to the other end of the train at terminal stations. Unlike many other control cars, DVTs resemble locomotives (specifically Class 91) and thus when the train is operating in push mode, it does not appear to be travelling backwards. The vehicles do not have any passenger accommodation due to health and safety rules in place at the time of building that prohibited passengers in the leading carriages of trains that run faster than 100 miles per hour (160 km/h). Historically, it was believed that a train would be unstable at high speeds unless pulled from the front but extensive testing, and the experience of high speed trains with central power cars such as the British Rail APT and the Eurostar, have altered this view 


  • Finely detailed body with many extra fitted items 
  • All wheel electrical pick up· Directional lights 
  • NEXT-18 Decoder Socket
  • Accessory bag with optional fitted parts   

Decorated Samples

We are delighted to be able to share images of the decorated samples that have just arrived in time for Warley 2023. These models are yet to be reviewed by the design team and are subject to change and correction as required after their analysis.

Proposed Liveries

  • 2D-017-003Mk3 DVT BR Blue 82115 
  • 2D-017-004Mk3 DVT Network Rail 82124 
  • 2D-017-005Mk3 DVT Intercity Swallow 82137 
  • 2D-017-006Mk3 DVT Virgin 82107 
  • 2D-017-007Mk3 DVT Chiltern  82303 
  • 2D-017-100DB Management Train 4 Piece Rolling Stock Set 
  • 2D-017-101Chiltern Railways 8 pc Slam Door Set with DVT

Recommended Retail Price



4pc. Bookset


8pc. Bookset


Project Update

The design team will evaluate the decorated samples and provide feedback tot he factory about any improvements that need to be made. We expect to see these models starting to appear in shops some time during Q1 2024

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