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Class 47/0 47012 BR Blue

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Designed from scratch, this all-new model incorporates unrivalled levels of detail and technical features taking the Branchline Class 47 to new heights for British outline diesel locomotives. With high fidelity mouldings, numerous separately fitted parts and countless tooling variations to capture the minutiae of the real locomotives throughout their lives - ensuring each model is faithful to its prototype – Bachmanns new 47 is brought to life with an exquisite livery application using true-to-prototype colours, fonts and logos. Along with an unprecedented array of lighting features, their new Dual Fitted speaker system is fitted to all models bringing to life SOUND FITTED models.

Bachmann Branchline OO Scale
Pristine BR Blue livery
Running No. 47012
Equipped with a Plux22 DCC Decoder Socket – recommended Decoder item No. 36-570
Length 255mm

DETAIL VARIATIONS SPECIFIC TO THIS MODEL
  • Glazed Headcode Panels displaying ‘Dominos’
  • Single Bufferbeam Bracket denoting a Brush-built Machine
  • Single Arm Windscreen Wipers
  • Round Buffers
  • Full Cab Roof Vents
  • Serck Radiator Grilles
  • Ribbed Exhaust Panels
  • Spanner Mk3 Boiler
  • 1,200 Gallon Water Tanks with Water Filler Valves
  • Plated Bogie-mounted Cab Steps
  • Stones Speedo Drive

BACHMANN BRANCHLINE CLASS 47 SPECIFICATION



MECHANISM:
  • Five pole, twin shaft motor with two flywheels providing drive to both bogies
  • All axle drive
  • Electrical pickup from all wheels
  • Separate metal bearings fitted to each axle
  • Diecast metal chassis block and bogie towers
  • Diecast metal gearboxes, with gearing arranged for prototypical running speeds and haulage capabilities
  • 5mm (OO gauge) wheels to NEM310&NEM311 standards with authentic profile and detailing
  • Detachable coupling pockets to NEM362 standards fitted to each bogie
  • Designed to operate on curves of second radius (438mm) or greater


DETAILING:
  • Bogies constructed from multiple components featuring full relief detail
  • Separately applied metal detail parts, including grab handles, windscreen wipers and etched fan grilles
  • Sprung metal buffers
  • Each model supplied with a full set of decorated, model-specific bufferbeam pipework and accessory parts


LIGHTING:
  • Directional lighting, switchable on/off at either end on DCC or Analogue control
  • Cab lighting*, assigned to two DCC functions for separate switching of each
  • Separately switched Engine Room lighting* (*when used on DCC)
  • Authentic light colours and temperatures selected for each model based on era and application


DCC:
  • Plux22 DCC decoder interface


SOUND:
  • Two quality speakers employed for optimum sound reproduction, fitted to every model as standard

  • LIVERY APPLICATION:
    • Authentic liveries applied to all models
    • Multiple paint applications employed on each model using BR specification colours
    • Logos, numerals and text added as appropriate using multi-stage tampo printing using authentic typefaces, logos and colours

CLASS 47 HISTORY



Towards the end of the 1950s, British Railways began planning a new fleet of diesel locomotives and after investigating several prototypes, BR decided to place an order with Brush Engineering for 20 locomotives during February 1961. The resulting design became the iconic Brush Type 4 Diesel locomotive, a practical, versatile design with a very distinctive cab. Powered with a Sulzer engine and initially rated at 2,750hp, the locomotive could achieve a top speed of 75mph with a tractive effort of 55,000lb. Building commenced in January 1962 and the first locomotive No. D1500 appeared in late September of the same year with test runs on the London Midland Region and Western Region. The design was a success and BR went on to order a total of 512 with continuous production through to early 1967, forming the largest single class of main-line diesel locomotives in the UK.

During this time and subsequent years, several variations appeared with an increase in speed and tractive effort to 95mph and 62,000lb respectively. Originally fitted with four character train reporting head-codes, these changed to marker lights, with the addition of high intensity lights and roof aerials in the late 1980s. Other variations involved the fitting of different types of steam heating boiler for early BR coaching stock, later replaced with electric train heating for use with modern rolling stock. The numbering system started with four figures but changed to five with the introduction of the TOPS coding system which saw the locomotives classified as Class 47 Diesels with variations such as 47/0, 47/2, 47/3, 47/4 and 47/7. By the end of the 1990s, half of the Class 47 fleet had been withdrawn or scrapped, 33 have been converted into Class 57 locomotives and several have been preserved, including the original No. D1500, now numbered 47401.

Accessory Pack
Cab Light
DCC Ready - Plux 22.
Directional Lighting
Era - 7
Gauge - 00
Livery - BR Blue
NEM Couplings
Speaker - Fitted

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