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Class 47/7 47712

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Bachmann -
Class 47/7 47712 'Lady Diana Spencer' BR ScotRail

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RRP £239.95
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Etched Nameplates included

DETAIL VARIATIONS SPECIFIC TO THIS MODEL

Plated Headcode Panel at No. 1 End and Sealed Beam Marker Lights at No. 2 End
Single Bufferbeam Bracket denoting a Brush-built Machine
Cab-Front-mounted ETH Equipment
Scottish Jumper Cables
Single Arm Windscreen Wipers
High Intensity Headlights
Round Buffers
Kickplate below Cab Door
Full Cab Roof Vents
Serck Radiator Grilles
Ribbed Exhaust Panels
Blanked Roof Boiler Port
Later Extended Range Fuel Tanks
Battery Box Cooling Pipes
Plated Bogie-mounted Cab Steps
Slow Speed Speedo Drive (fitted at the No. 2 End)

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


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
Engine Room Lighting
Era - 9
Gauge - 00
Length - 255mm
Livery - BR ScotRail
Minimum Radius - 2nd Radius
Name - Lady Diana Spencer
NEM Couplings
Running Number - 47712
Sprung Buffers

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