UG 1959 Stock 4 Car Model Set

A brand new 1:76 (OO) 4-Car Motorised Underground Train has been produced by Bachmann EFE Rail exclusively for London Transport Museum.

The 4-Car set is modelled on a late 1970s Piccadilly line unit, Train No 254, working to Heathrow.

This exclusive set is available online and in our Covent Garden store.

The set comprises of:

• Car A: Driving Motor Car No 1212
• Car B: Trailer Car No 2212D (‘D’ for de-icer car)
• Car C: Non-Driving Motor Car No 9213
• Car D: Driving Motor Car No 1213

Features include:

Interior lighting

Coreless motor in driving cars A & D driving both bogies

PluX22 DCC decoder sockets in driving cars A & D*

Provision for a 'sugar cube' speaker to be fitted

All-wheel pickup on driving cars A & D

Detailed and decorated interiors

NEM coupling pockets allowing multiple trains to be coupled together

*Model is ready to run on analogue controlled layouts. Two decoders required for digital control (search Bachmann 36-570B)


The A & D end driving motor car bodies are 20.8cm long and 3.4cm wide (approximate)
The B & C non-motored car bodies are 20.3cm long and 3.4cm wide (approximate)


In stock
Postwar experiments with unpainted aluminium bodies on London Underground trains instead of steel proved successful on District line 'R49 stock' from 1952. When new rolling stock was required to replace the Piccadilly line 'Pre-1938 tube stock' the new trains were also left unpainted. In 1959 a new type of train was introduced on the London Underground, the ‘1959 tube stock’. The trains were lighter in weight with an unpainted aluminium finish to save maintenance costs. They also had fluorescent interior lighting and rubber suspension, and were striking in appearance when new, the silver exterior marking a departure from traditional Underground red. 76 new trains of ‘1959 tube stock’ were originally ordered for the Piccadilly line, but 57 trains were diverted to the Central line due to the urgent need for new rolling stock there. These trains were returned to the Piccadilly line when new deliveries of almost identical ‘1962 tube stock’ arrived in 1962–64. The Piccadilly line extension to London Heathrow Airport was opened in December 1977. Heathrow was the first international airport to be linked to an underground transit system, and new ‘1973 tube stock’ was designed specifically for the airport link. The internationally recognised aircraft silhouette symbol was displayed on the front of Piccadilly line trains serving the airport. Until all the '1973 tube stock' had been received, '1959 tube stock' continued to operate on the Piccadilly line to and from Cockfosters, Uxbridge and the new terminus Heathrow Central. Our model represents a '1959 tube stock' train on one of those workings. When delivery of '1973 tube stock' were complete the '1959 tube stock' was transferred to the Northern and Bakerloo lines for continued service until withdrawal in late 1999.
SKU 471169
scale 1:76
Brand London Transport Museum
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