Bachman report that Research and Development work on the Branchline Standard 4MT 2-6-0 locomotives is now well advanced. These all new models are expected to be available during September 2007. Pictured above is an image of one of the latest engineering samples to arrive in the UK.
Initially, 4 versions will be available. 32-950 in BR Lined Black with early emblem and 32-951in BR Lined Black with late crest. Both of these locos are supplied with the larger BR1B Tender and feature lifting hooks on the cab. These are typical features of those locos used on the Southern Region.
32-952 and 32-953DC are both paired with a BR2 Tender. The latter loco being supplied with a DCC Decoder already installed. 32-952 depicts Loco number 76079 which is preserved and can be seen in regular use on East Lancs Railway.