Birmingham RailCar Workgroup

Birmingham RailCar Workgroup We are a group responsible for the restoration, operation & maintenance of twelve 1950's Class 104 D

This page is a Social Media presence for the Birmingham RailCar Workgroup who are responsible for all the Class 104 Diesel Multiple Units that survive in preservation. Expect to see restoration progress, plus links to our website with fresh updates and news. Nostalgic views of Class 104's back when they worked for British Railways will also be included.

September will remain in our memories for many years as the month M56182 returned to traffic at its launch event on the ...
30/09/2023

September will remain in our memories for many years as the month M56182 returned to traffic at its launch event on the 9th. The vehicle then went on to successfully operate on a further 11 days clocking up 690 miles.

During the month we repaired three teething issues including a non responsive tone on the horn (now back to two tones!), an irritating clicking noise on the bogie mounted dynamo (a pulley had worked loose) and finally the commissioning of the No2 heater (which hadn't successfully been finished as part of the main restoration).

More running is planned for October which will be the last month of North Norfolk railcar action for some time.

Some readers may remember the Railcar Restorers YouTube channel covered us six months ago to show the restoration progre...
27/09/2023

Some readers may remember the Railcar Restorers YouTube channel covered us six months ago to show the restoration progress of M56182 in its final year, as part of their series visiting other railways and DMU projects. Well we are pleased to say that we are the first group to receive a second visit (and video) after they covered M56182's launch on September 9th:

In this episode we follow up on episode two of this series where we went through the unit featured in this video as well as the 104 unit yet to be restored, ...

24/09/2023

Much to our surprise, during a preparatory exercise designed to flush through old fuel, M50479's No2 engine burst into life, despite not being plumbed into a fuel tank at that moment!! A temporary fuel tank with fresh fuel and a quick air bleed later and we have a settled and running engine. Quite amazing for a machine that has not been started for circa 10 years and not "done work" since circa 2005. We quickly headed for the "business end" (exhaust) to prioritise ascertaining how much of the iconic "104 rasp" was being produced!! 😂😂

This week has seen preparations made to see if M50479's engines still run. No1 engine is currently electrically dead so ...
17/09/2023

This week has seen preparations made to see if M50479's engines still run. No1 engine is currently electrically dead so initial focus has been on No2 engine. The water and oil have been changed, the latter was found to be very runny. Old fuel has been flushed through and a bitsa set of batteries are receiving a deep charge in readiness for a start attempt. Rocker covers have been removed and the engine slowly turned through a cycle and externally all looks normal.

Inside the shed, the drivers side guards van ceiling has been stripped of its old skin and rotten framework replaced or repaired. The finished frame has been primed. The two smaller panels from the rear passenger vestibule have also received identical treatment.

13/09/2023

Just to give an idea of the work that's going to be required on M53479 at Weybourne..... here's a quick video of it's currently No2 side brakevan bodyside structural integrity! 😬😱🫣

Time to start all over again... With M56182 now off the launch pad, we jump straight in on the next major rebuild, M5047...
10/09/2023

Time to start all over again... With M56182 now off the launch pad, we jump straight in on the next major rebuild, M50479. The failed front tarpaulin has been removed and the surplus (but better condition) rear tarpaulin has been slid along to the front to keep the worst of the rain off. It isn't quite long enough to cover up the front end but given how biblically rotten it is it can be argued that it can't get any worse! This adjustment also fully reveals the rear 1/3rd of the vehicle for the rebuilding work to now progress in earnest.

WHAT A DAY! We haven't managed to post anything directly until today as M56182's official launch was just such a busy da...
10/09/2023

WHAT A DAY! We haven't managed to post anything directly until today as M56182's official launch was just such a busy day... An action packed itinerary from 10:30 till 22:30 included an official ceremony with speeches and a champagne launch over the buffers! A private supporters charter followed with a ribbon breaking arrival at Sheringham for photographs, cakes and a toast. The vehicle then entered passenger service with extra runs behind the Class 14 and (a first for the NNR) a trip with a box van on the rear. An evening Fish & Chip special saw the sun set and some rare after dark DMU operation to allow M56182's magnificent woodwork to come alive. It was a brilliant day and the group are amazed at the level of interest and support shown for the vehicle's debut. We may post a few more photos as they come in but for now thank you to everyone who supported us on the day and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

The group are saddened to hear of the passing of Terry Essery, one of our 104 drivers during the Churnet Valley years an...
30/08/2023

The group are saddened to hear of the passing of Terry Essery, one of our 104 drivers during the Churnet Valley years and also a true gent and railwayman. Terry was better known for his life with steam, having fired BR steam at Saltley depot and later written several successful books on the topic. A stalwart driver at the Churnet Valley, Terry was an excellent teacher and nearly every operations volunteer involved in the Churnet throughout it's preservation history will have fond memories of his calming influence and guidance. In his later years on the footplate, Terry enjoyed the slightly less strenuous day that DMU driving offered, and in complete contrast to some other staunch steam mean, Terry gained an equal affinity with diesel traction, and was much respected at the controls. Rest in Peace Old Sausage!

104's gain even more personality during the hours of darkness. The cream lines of the green livery gently shine when pic...
26/08/2023

104's gain even more personality during the hours of darkness. The cream lines of the green livery gently shine when picked up by subdued period station lighting, and the rich wooden veneered paneling comes to life inside when illuminated by the original tungsten 1950's light shades. It's now just two weeks until M56182 is launched and running well into the evening on its Fish & Chip special, a rare chance to step back in time for some after-dark DMU atmosphere. See the links for details on how to book your chips, or if you don't fancy them, just travel for no extra cost on the daytime rover ticket.

https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/yellow-104/
https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/restored-railcar-takes-to-the-tracks/

Despite being preserved in large numbers, Class 101 "Metro Cammells" have only rubbed shoulders with Class 104's twice b...
23/08/2023

Despite being preserved in large numbers, Class 101 "Metro Cammells" have only rubbed shoulders with Class 104's twice before in preservation: firstly in 2004 when a set of each type visited the Severn Valley for the legendary "Railcar50" super-gala, and once again when "Daisy" met the Llangollen 104 ten years later for their gala (pictured). This is all set to change on September 9th when M56182 launches, partnered with Class 101 M51188 in a hybrid set of a type commonplace during BR days.

https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/yellow-104/
https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/restored-railcar-takes-to-the-tracks/

Three weeks to go until M56182's launch! Full details for the day have now been added to the NNR's website (see link bel...
19/08/2023

Three weeks to go until M56182's launch! Full details for the day have now been added to the NNR's website (see link below). Don't miss out on M56182's "Tail Load" trip in the afternoon, which will look similar to some of our previous antics on the Churnet Valley (pictured), recreating a practice of old rarely seen today. In fact, it is the first time ever that tail traffic has been operated on the preserved NNR.

https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/yellow-104/
https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/restored-railcar-takes-to-the-tracks/

M56182 LAUNCH DAY DETAILSWith just one month to go we are able to release more details of how we intend to toast M56182'...
10/08/2023

M56182 LAUNCH DAY DETAILS

With just one month to go we are able to release more details of how we intend to toast M56182's entry into service on the 9th September. The day will start with a ceremony and private trip for those who have contributed to the restoration (an ideal run to grab a photograph for visitors who can make the morning). The first fare paying passenger run in 35 years will then be made at lunchtime. Souvenir tickets and booklets are planned to be issued on the historic run and it is planned for a restoration gallery to be on display in the guards van.

Don't miss the second round trip which sees a tail load on the rear. This seldom recreated practice has never before been done on the NNR. We then do a further trip M56182 leading before a spirited "DMU Drag" up the bank utilising the allocated service diesel locomotive which leaves us on the return at Weybourne.

A series of evening runs are then made from 18:50 right through to 22:00 as the sun sets and the tungsten lighting dances on the wooden veneer paneling in M56182 creating a magical atmosphere. Evening trains for ordinary passengers on the NNR are rare and the good news is standard rover tickets are valid on all these evening trains! Some "refreshments" are intended to be available in the evening.

A limited number of Fish & Chips will be available and served on the 18:50 departure. These will be sold on a first come first served basis and bookings will be taken earlier in the day by the guard in the guards compartment adjacent to M56182.

We thank the NNR for allowing this day to happen (these details should also be appearing on the railway's official website soon and you can already book rover tickets in advance for the day). We will also do our best to answer any questions in the comments, and we hope to see as many of you as possible on the big day!

Everybody is working very hard at the moment pulling together all of the finishing touches to M56182. See the finished r...
03/08/2023

Everybody is working very hard at the moment pulling together all of the finishing touches to M56182. See the finished result yourself and get Saturday 9th September in the diary! We are expecting to release full details of the big day next week 🎉🎉🎉

M56182 LAUNCH DATE ANNOUNCEDThe news the DMU world has been waiting for! After an epic 9 1/2 year restoration, unique Cl...
14/07/2023

M56182 LAUNCH DATE ANNOUNCED

The news the DMU world has been waiting for! After an epic 9 1/2 year restoration, unique Class 104 M56182 will be launched into passenger service on Saturday 9th September.

Everyone is invited so keep the date free and more details of what special extras we are planning for the big day will be announced as soon as they are confirmed with the NNR.

As final painting on M56182 progresses, some further finishing touches are being added as we head towards launch day (lo...
12/07/2023

As final painting on M56182 progresses, some further finishing touches are being added as we head towards launch day (look out for a separate post on this in the next few days!). One of these are the distinctive yellow curtains that sit in the corridor connection. These were reclaimed examples (M56182's originals were lost) which were extensively cleaned and the perished leather straps replaced prior to installation.

The time has finally come for M56182 to enter the "end game" phase of the restoration. The vehicle has now returned to t...
04/07/2023

The time has finally come for M56182 to enter the "end game" phase of the restoration. The vehicle has now returned to the main shed once again (courtesy of NNR) for all the top coats of paint/varnish and final assembly of all the exterior fittings. Once this has been done M56182 will be examined and then passed fit to run to enter service. We want the final paintwork to be a nice surprise so we won't be updating on a step-by-step basis but included is a view of the roof in its top coat to wet the appetite!

Negotiations are also underway for an official launch day for M56182, details of which will be posted as soon as they are confirmed, so keep an eye out for that!

Not as exciting as "proper restoration" but we have also been undertaking some housekeeping work at Weybourne to protect...
06/06/2023

Not as exciting as "proper restoration" but we have also been undertaking some housekeeping work at Weybourne to protect assets we have the use of. This is the roof of our small storage building which was suffering from vegetation build up and consequent surface pitting of the very thin tin roof. The botanical gardens have been removed, rust treater added and a fetching top coat of "Cardinal Red" to finish. We also reset the building back level as over the past five years it has slowly been tipping to one side!

Whilst we work behind the scenes on resolving the mechanical gremlins delaying M56182's completion, we had time at the w...
04/06/2023

Whilst we work behind the scenes on resolving the mechanical gremlins delaying M56182's completion, we had time at the weekend to progress M50479.

We successfully removed the corridor connection from the rear of the vehicle, something we wanted to do early using mechanical assistance before sealing up the end of the restoration shed for bodywork to commence. It came apart surprisingly well with nuts undoing without too much intervention and floor plates falling off wood which no longer existed in a whole form! Once the gangway was removed the main wood floor bearer in the doorway was ceremoniously removed using the hoover!! 😯

All of this removal is one of the first steps to achieving the access required for the serious and invasive rebuilding that the entire guards van requires, owing to the fact that M50479 has the poorest condition guards area yet to be restored on a preserved 104. Fresh challenges ahead!

M50479 Update: So that they don't get rusty, the corridor end floor plates which were made for M50479 at the same time a...
31/05/2023

M50479 Update: So that they don't get rusty, the corridor end floor plates which were made for M50479 at the same time as M56182, have been drilled, countersunk and painted up to black gloss ready for the day (long in the future!) that they will be needed.

M56182 Update: With the vehicle now fully loaded from a weight perspective, two days was spent adjusting bogie springs t...
28/05/2023

M56182 Update: With the vehicle now fully loaded from a weight perspective, two days was spent adjusting bogie springs to manipulate the riding heights of the bogies and buffers to the required specification, an important part of the vehicle's fitness to run and the "M Examination" that will form the evidence that M56182 is safe to carry passengers again after such a long period of storage, restoration and disturbance. Much tweaking was required to try and iron out a particularly vicious lean into the secondmans corner but we are now in the correct zone. Incidentally we also have a banging noise coming from the front bogie which will require more testing and investigation to solve before committing to launch day.

Back in 2005 the Swindon Diesel Preservation Society published a doctored photograph of part of their restoration team h...
24/05/2023

Back in 2005 the Swindon Diesel Preservation Society published a doctored photograph of part of their restoration team having assembled a compartment in Class 126 Sc59404. Almost 20 years later we decided to create our own homage to this in M56182, all part of the light entertainment to be found undertaking the final assembly of a restored DMU! It is always worth remembering that any restoration is just as much about its people as it is the nuts, bolts and £££

M56182 Update: Progress on the finishing touches to the cab has been made. The drivers and secondmans seats have both be...
21/05/2023

M56182 Update: Progress on the finishing touches to the cab has been made. The drivers and secondmans seats have both been installed along with an arm rest for the driver. A wing wall has been fitted on the other side of the drivers position complete with an original "Loudaphone" Cab-to-Guard telephone set. Until M56182 has another 104 cab or guards van to talk to, the Loudaphone will regrettably remain cosmetic only, however when a 2-car set is up and running we plan to make it work! M56182 is the first 104 in preservation to have its Loudaphone set returned to place. Finally, a replacement aluminium front strip has been fitted to the cab desk, the curvature for which required expert panel-beating skills, for which we are very grateful to North Norfolk stalwart Nick Johnson for providing to us.

M56182 Update: With the second class seats in position the already assembled ashtrays have now been secured into the rea...
17/05/2023

M56182 Update: With the second class seats in position the already assembled ashtrays have now been secured into the rear cards of the relevant seats in the middle saloon. When M56182 was first built, smoking was permitted throughout, but only enough of these extremely rare ashtrays survive to furnish the middle saloon. 10 examples are therefore now installed and we believe this becomes the only DMU in preservation to have original ashtrays fitted. (Battery Electric unit 79998 at the Royal Deeside Railway also has a few of these fitted, but is not technically a DMU!)

M56182 Update: Another major milestone in the form of the second class seating being fitted. This process broadly mirror...
14/05/2023

M56182 Update: Another major milestone in the form of the second class seating being fitted. This process broadly mirrored that of the First Class with powder coated seat frames brought into the vehicle and built up with the reupholstered trim and cushions. Once built, they were bolted through the floor into position and finally the sprung bases added. Suddenly the vehicle is fully populated once more and the rear saloon now follows the toilet and vestibules in being fully finished and ready to take passengers. Only a few more little touches are now left on the interior!

M56182 Update: The final ceiling panel, the section opposite the toilet compartment, has finally been fitted and trimmed...
10/05/2023

M56182 Update: The final ceiling panel, the section opposite the toilet compartment, has finally been fitted and trimmed out. It was much delayed behind the rest of the ceiling as we didn't want to fit it until the rear sliding door was complete in case major adjustments were needed in that area. The door in turn had been waiting on floor/lino laying. Once the panel was up and painted, some complex trim angles/shapes were reproduced (the originals were too water damaged to save) and fitted to finish off. The last of the saloon lights was also wired in and fitted.

M56182 Update: The reproduction sun blinds have been fitted to all of the second class windows. 104's were built with bl...
07/05/2023

M56182 Update: The reproduction sun blinds have been fitted to all of the second class windows. 104's were built with blinds were they were dispensed with by BR in the 1970's. Although not required by passengers in the preservation era, we have chosen to reinstate the blinds in order to protect the seat upholstery from UV sun damage whilst the vehicle is not in service. Nothing of the original blinds survived so we are grateful to the Dean Forest DMU Group for selling us a set of sprung roller blinds from two scrapped Class 108 vehicles. These rollers formed the foundations upon which to build, and we have made brand new material blinds with eyes and bollards to hold them in the down position. We have not included the original function of being able to position the blind at set intervals down the window. It was quite a long running project, with extra brackets to be made and many test fits and adjustments as they are an extremely tight and accurate fit inside the small space above the window hidden in the bodyside. The results are however well worth it and we hope to protect the investment in the seating for many more years than would otherwise be the case. M56182 is the first 104 in preservation to have its blinds refitted.

M56182 Update: The night driving cab-to-saloon blinds have been fitted to the cab. Two are the concertina type which hav...
30/04/2023

M56182 Update: The night driving cab-to-saloon blinds have been fitted to the cab. Two are the concertina type which have a straightforward drop downwards when closed. The final one is a clever sprung roller blind mounted on its side which attaches to the door and extends/retracts if the door into the saloon is opened or closed, meaning the blinds don't have to be reset or disturbed during the evening shift. This quaint feature is not very common on DMU's as many other classes either have hinged doors into the cab, or sliding doors which slide on the saloon side of the wall, not the cab side. This arrangement appears to be a solution to a problem which was to a degree self inflicted by the original builders!

M56182 Update: A small item, but all part of the finishing touches as we slowly creep towards a launch into service. The...
27/04/2023

M56182 Update: A small item, but all part of the finishing touches as we slowly creep towards a launch into service. The four First Class transfers have been added to the glass to mark the first class saloon, which is now almost complete!

M56182 Update: The speedometer generator, wheel wear compensater unit and connecting wiring has been fitted and tested. ...
25/04/2023

M56182 Update: The speedometer generator, wheel wear compensater unit and connecting wiring has been fitted and tested. This was a fairly straightforward exercise with just a stuck needle on the speedometer dial in the cab to rectify. This was another item tested during last month's test run. The speedo equipment was restored many years ago and is one of the items recently removed from storage and fitted. Calibration was achieved by adjusting the resistance in the compensator box until the generator and speedo dial were fully matched and reading the correct speed. The previous London Transport speedometer has been replaced by a recently acquired correct pattern BR example.

M56182 Update: Another big step forwards in the form of the First Class seating being assembled and fitted. These were r...
23/04/2023

M56182 Update: Another big step forwards in the form of the First Class seating being assembled and fitted. These were repaired and reupholstered years ago and have been waiting their turn to shine. The seat frames were grit-blasted and powder coated. Fitting them was a real challenge as these seats were rescued from scrapped sister E50556 and had been badly damaged by the fire brigade in an emergency training exercise many years ago followed by decades of water damage (note the two photos of how they were initially found). As a result of the damage all the separate cushions, frames and legs needed special persuasion to take to their new home inside M56182. As a nod to E50556 which gave its life for other 104's such as this one to go on, the seat frames are finished in the original colour (blue) of Eastern Region 104 First Class frames. We can't wait to invite people into First Class, all being well later this year!

M56182 Update: Commissioning continues, with the latest items being the battery charging dynamo and resistance adjuster ...
20/04/2023

M56182 Update: Commissioning continues, with the latest items being the battery charging dynamo and resistance adjuster box. The dynamo itself was fitted some time ago as part of the bogie overhaul but it has taken till now to connect up live into the system. This involved extending some wires as the pair we originally salvaged for the job were ex-101 and found to be slightly too short!

We also decided to re-site the variable resistor from the lighting control box (under the vehicle) into a new box under a seat in the passenger saloon. This allows fine tuning and adjustment of the dynamo output whilst on the move with the dynamo turning, something not possible before. The dynamo outputs do change periodically so this is a useful feature to have to allow easy calibration without stopping and starting the train on a dedicated test run. The box itself is discrete but in case anyone gets on their hands and knees and spots it, we made sure the door was a BR period feature (salvaged from a Mark 1 dynamo) so it looks in keeping!

During a recent test run, the dynamo was first found to be working, and then secondly set up using the regulator to give a healthy output for the batteries. Also tested for the first time was the reduced size pulley on the belts, we have now successfully proven works without slipping and will enable 56182 to charge from 12-25mph (normal DMU's charge from around 18-25mph). Additionally, at 25mph, the dynamo spins at a speed it would normally achieve at approximately 40mph.

M56182 Update: The two passenger vestibules are now fully completed and ready to take passengers. They become the second...
18/04/2023

M56182 Update: The two passenger vestibules are now fully completed and ready to take passengers. They become the second area of the vehicle's interior (after the toilet) to reach this 100% restored stage. The finishing touches that brought us to this milestone were the fitting of the aluminium kick plates along the bottom of the bulkheads, the fitting of the fiberglass heater duct corner covers and the installation of the No1 heater air intake ducting and associated mesh in the floor/bulkhead. Only the final parts in the cab and passenger saloons now remain before the interior itself is declared finished.

M56182 Update: The latest restored items to be installed into the interior are the sliding doors. These were restored so...
16/04/2023

M56182 Update: The latest restored items to be installed into the interior are the sliding doors. These were restored some 8 years ago right at the dawn of the restoration and have been patiently wrapped up in plastic ever since. They have been set on their runners and carefully married to the guides in the floor. In the case of the drivers and rear doors, catches and lock plates were then carefully aligned and fitted so that these doors can reliably be locked shut when required. The individual saloons, particularly the First Class, are really starting to feel like closed areas of their own now.

M56182 Update: The second class luggage racking has been completed and installed. These were in very poor condition so w...
13/04/2023

M56182 Update: The second class luggage racking has been completed and installed. These were in very poor condition so were split down into their individual brackets and bars before being sent away for contract cleaning and re-coating. They still have patina but are far improved from before. Many weeks were then spent building them back up again inside the vehicle.

M56182 Update: Keeping the theme from the heater update, the saloon heater duct outer covers have now been completed and...
11/04/2023

M56182 Update: Keeping the theme from the heater update, the saloon heater duct outer covers have now been completed and fitted. These were grit-blasted at the same time as the vehicle bodysides were two years ago and sprayed in primer to protect them. Many coats of silver to represent the original anodising were then applied before being fitted. They had to wait some time as they couldn't be installed until the trinity of wall paneling, lino flooring and carpets had all themselves been completed.

M56182 Update: The heating systems are now substantially complete, with all new pipework from the fuel tank having been ...
09/04/2023

M56182 Update: The heating systems are now substantially complete, with all new pipework from the fuel tank having been fitted and plumbed into the heaters themselves. Also fabricated were new filter units which have been designed to take off the shelf modern filters. Regrettably however we are not quite there yet with the heaters, as despite being overhauled neither of them will run on the vehicle, so further investigations and attention is required.

M56182 Update: The final exterior component of the corridor connection has been fitted, the rain hood. This has been man...
06/04/2023

M56182 Update: The final exterior component of the corridor connection has been fitted, the rain hood. This has been manufactured from new materials as the originals were lost during the vehicle's departmental conversion. It has been extended slightly in width to offer further protection of the canvas from the elements, in a very similar fashion to M50517 at Bury a year or two ago.

M56182 Update: Work to restore ten ashtrays to fit inside the middle saloon of the vehicle has been completed. These wer...
04/04/2023

M56182 Update: Work to restore ten ashtrays to fit inside the middle saloon of the vehicle has been completed. These were stripped down, with good examples being polished and poor ones re-plated. The main bowls were powder coated and missing springs replaced with custom built replicas. The assemblies were then all put back together which was no mean feat as they are surprisingly complex in their operation! We believe this is the first DMU in preservation to have original ashtrays (that had been lost) refitted as part of its restoration. Given that all DMU's were built with ashtrays from new, it is an important part of social history currently missing from the preservation scene. We have been warned that putting them back is a mistake but we will only find out after the vehicle is back in service! The type of ashtray fitted to Class 104's are remarkably rare with almost all of them being lost, if anyone reading this knows of any more that we could obtain then please get in touch or comment below!

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good to see another class 104 dmu coach arrive at north norfolk railway one day a 2 car 104 dmu will be running in east anglia again i can remember riding on these units from lowestoft to norwich and back late 1970s early 1980s they were good dmus.
Not sure if you've seen this photo before. It was taken by Michael S. Stokes 21.03.89. The notes with it say that it shows 53517 partnered with 53464 as Newton Heath set 680. They have just arrived at Sheffield Midland with the 06.50 service from Manchester Piccadilly.
good work on the 104 dmu at weybourne and one day hopefully a 2 car 104 dmu will be operating in east anglia again.
excellent work on the 104 dmu coach at weybourne look forward to the day when a brcw 2 car dmu runs on the north norfolk railway these units have not been running in east anglia for a long time.
Class 104 53468 at Rose Hill - late 1970s My Picture
Class 104 at Hadfield - late 1970s - My Picture
A friend has shared this photo taken December 1985, but might have been early 1986. A 104 vehicle trailing what I think is two 101 vehicles. I wonder if anyone could confirm the vehicle number.
I've just been looking at the restored veneered bulkheads around the First Class Seating Area in M56182 and they look really good and shiny and looking very 1970s.

Great Work!
hopefully in the future another brcw dmu coach will join the one at weybourne and run in service in east anglia i can remember these units working out of norwich late 1970s early 1980s .