Class 116 DMU markings

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Class 116 DMU markings

Postby RobMeades » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:49 pm

I will shortly have to add correct markings to my Class 116, Rhymney Valley Line, all-BR-blue livery 1/32 scale DMU model and I want to get it right. My problem is that I can find very few pictures of Rhymney Valleys line DMUs of this livery. So I need help from the experts here. Can anyone advise me on the correctness of my assessments below and, also, what might be some valid numbers to apply to my model?

From what I can see from railcar.co.uk, there are markings in three places on each side of each coach and, possibly, another on the front. They are:

- Something written on the drivers door that I can't make out: possibly "private" or similar?
- A large BR logo on the panel behind that.
- A five digit number either on the panel next to that or at the rear on the brake van section, depending on which side you look at.
- In some cases a Cxxx number on the cab front.

Below are links to the railcar.co.uk pictures I base this assessment on plus a link to a picture of the bodies of my model so that you can see exactly my livery.

http://www.meades.org/misc/gauge_1_dmu/assembly_27b.jpg

https://www.railcar.co.uk/images/upload ... 6-1200.jpg
https://www.railcar.co.uk/images/upload ... 3-1200.jpg
https://www.railcar.co.uk/images/upload ... 9-1200.jpg
https://www.railcar.co.uk/images/upload ... 7-1200.jpg
https://www.railcar.co.uk/images/upload ... 0-1200.jpg
https://www.railcar.co.uk/images/upload ... 5-1200.jpg
https://www.railcar.co.uk/images/upload ... 0-1200.jpg
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Re: Class 116 DMU markings

Postby Noel » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:20 am

The driver's doors have "Private" on them as you suspect; the guard's door [the one with the window] has "Guard" on it. The double arrow is behind the driver's door, while the 5 digit vehicle number is always towards the right hand end as you look at the side [it may sometimes also have a regional letter in front of it]. All of these may vary somewhat in their exact locations. The Cxxx number is the set number, with the letter showing the allocation; it may appear as paper labels in the front window of the non-driving side or not be present at all. You may find this site useful for further information and set compositions [which varied over time] and further photos of the class, although not necessarily in S Wales https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/132193-class-116-diesel-multiple-units/. I believe the writer is on this forum, incidentally.
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Re: Class 116 DMU markings

Postby RobMeades » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:26 pm

Thanks for the clear information Noel. That link is to a REALLY long thread. I will try to make the time to read it tonight and hope that Chris F. comes by, or find a way to @ him on here.
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Re: Class 116 DMU markings

Postby RobMeades » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:52 pm

In case it's useful to others, the markings I ended up with can be found here:

http://www.meades.org/misc/gauge_1_dmu/markings.jpg

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