The majority of the fleet remained in use on the Thameslink network after its reshaping and privatisation in 1997, with a few units moving to Southern. Some of the fleet was also used on various other services operating out of London Victoria, including flagship expresses to Brighton. Finished in the bold blue and yellow livery of the prototype, this Class 319 is fitted with a sprung Brecknell Willis pantograph and uses conductive couplings between each vehicle to allow operation on DCC by installing a single.Decoder - a simple process thanks to the easy-access decoder socket which is accessed by removing one of the underframe panels which is held in place by a single screw. Powerful coreless motor and flywheel fitted to the MSO vehicle. Unobstructed interior including seat and table detail. Integral conductive couplings between vehicles. Functional multiple unit couplings at the outer ends. Directional lighting - switchable on/off via DCC or the chassis-mounted switches. Easy Access DCC decoder socket - located behind an underframe panel on the TSO vehicle. Equipped with a Next18 Decoder Socket (one decoder required). The British Rail Class 319 is a dual-voltage electric multiple unit train capable of operating on 25kV 50Hz AC from overhead wires or 750V DC from a third rail. Built in two batches in 1987-88 and 1990 for BR's Network SouthEast sector, the units were primarily uséd on the then-new Thameslink service operating from Bedford to Brighton and various other destinations south of London. Some of the fleet was also uséd on various other services operating out of London Victoria, including flagship expresses to Brighton. We make every effort to describe items accurately, however, nobody is perfect and on the odd occasion we may miss something. If you see anything which is incorrect in this listing, or wish to double check something, please feel free to ask a question. We include pictures of detailing packs, instructions and boxes etc if they are present and included in the price, if they are not in the photo's, you can safely assume they are not there. If in doubt, please ask and we will confirm. The photographs are also part of the listing, please review them carefully.
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