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Bachmann Class 37/0 Centre Headcode D6829 BR Green (SYP) S/F/D

BR Green with Small Yellow Panels
Code: 35-306SFX
  • £322.99
  • (Delivery from £3.95 )
  • RRP £379.95
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Class 37/0 Centre Headcode D6829 BR Green (Small Yellow Panels) Sound Fitted Deluxe

The British Rail Class 37 is a favourite among enthusiasts and modellers alike and, having been a firm fixture in the Bachmann Branchline OO scale range for many years, in 2022 an all-new model of this iconic locomotive was launched. Built to unprecedented levels of accuracy and fidelity, the new Branchline model incorporates the latest technology and shares many common features and specifications with the award winning Bachmann Branchline Class 47. Finished in original BR Green livery with Small Yellow Warning Panels, this Class 37/0 depicts one of the locomotives delivered to the Western Region, No. D6829, and is supplied in SOUND FITTED DELUXE format.

FEATURES:

  • Pristine BR Green livery with Small Yellow Warning Panels
  • Running No. D6829
  • SOUND FITTED DELUXE - Fitted with a Zimo MS450P22 DDC Sound Decoder
  • Motorised Radiator Fan
  • Tinted Windscreen Glazing
  • Length 245mm

DETAIL VARIATIONS SPECIFIC TO THIS MODEL:

  • Central Headcode Panels – Glazed displaying Blinds ‘2B79’ and ‘9A76’
  • Western Region Lamp Brackets
  • Headboard Clips
  • Corner Handrails
  • Original Buffer Beam Valances
  • Round Oleo Buffers
  • Original Windscreen
  • English Electric Cantrail Grilles
  • Etched Frost Grilles (optional part supplied separately)
  • Welded Boiler Roof
  • Original Open Boiler Port and Safety Valves
  • Original Water Filler Door and Access Steps
  • Fabricated Bogies
  • Original Speedo Drive
  • Mileage Counter
  • Original Water and Fuel Tanks
  • Water Filler Valve

- Era 5

- OO Scale

CLASS 37 HISTORY:

The British Rail 1955 Modernisation Plan paved the way for the large-scale replacement of steam traction with diesel locomotives, and one of the most successful diesel locomotive designs to result from this was the English Electric Type 3. These 1,700hp Types 3 diesel-electric locomotives were built at English Electric’s Vulcan Foundry and by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns between 1960 and 1965, with 309 examples produced in total. When TOPS was implemented the type was designated Class 37.

The class proved popular with railwaymen and so in 1985, a major refurbishment programme for the Class 37 locomotives was sanctioned to extend the working lives of 135 locomotives. Features of the refurbishment involved plating over the four-character head codes and sealing off the nose end communication doors. Dedicated freight locomotives received lower gearing to increase the tractive effort, and some were fitted with extra ballast or even more powerful engines. A new subclass was created for locomotives refurbished with Electric Train Heating (ETH) equipment, allowing their use on passenger trains the whole year-round.

With the sectorisation of British Rail taking hold in the early-1980s, the locomotives returned to traffic following refurbishment in a wide and diverse range of liveries. Passenger machines appeared in BR Blue Large Logo, InterCity and Regional Railways schemes to name just three, whilst freight engines received numerous varieties of Railfreight livery, Transrail, Mainline and Loadhaul. The Class continued to be widely used into the Privatisation-era, with examples operating for the likes of EWS, DRS, West Coast Railways and Colas, whilst others have received ‘retro’ heritage repaints.

UK Delivery:

In stock items are usually despatched within 1-2 working days of ordering.

Return:

All returns must be received by us within 14 days of the date you received your order, please allow at least four days for postage. You will be required to cover the shipping and they must be returned via a traceable method – such as Royal Mail Signed For. We cannot accept responsibility for returned items until they are signed for by us.

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