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QUOTE This Loco will benefit from 6 axle drive ensuring smooth and powerful performance. Twin flywheel drive will be installed. Looks like a powerful beast.

QUOTE ...will be the first Branchline locomotive to feature working cab lights... Do any other locos mainstream locos have this feature. Sure it's a little gimicky, but quite cool nonetheless.
 

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Bachmann press release:



Class 37/4 tooling complete

Bachmann Europe PLC has announced that the tooling for the Branchline Class 37/4 Diesel Locomotive has recently been completed.

David Haarhaus, Sales & Marketing Manager of Bachmann said "we have listened to customer feedback on our previous range of Class 37 diesels and have created what is a brand new model. Tooling options allow us to provide a number of variations for cab noses and grilles, which provide us with plenty of options for future models".

The model will be powered by a new chassis unit with 6 axle drive with twin flywheels. New bogie frames have been tooled and new wheels of improved profile. The body will feature an etched brass radiator roof fan grille and a new radiator fan beneath it. Opening cab doors will be provided and directional LED lighting will be provided on both nose ends.

David Haarhaus continued "we have a strong commitment at Bachmann to Digital Command and Control (DCC), we are pleased to announce that the Class 37/4 will be the first Branchline locomotive to feature working cab lights to show the detailed cab interiors. These lights can be switched on or off using our Bachmann EZ Command or soon to be launched EZ Command Dynamis Digital controllers. We continue to pursue excellence across all our activities and this is another pioneering move by Bachmann for British outline models".

309 locomotives were built between 1960 and 1965 for mixed traffic use by English Electric at Vulcan Foundry and Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns. Most were fitted with steam heating for use on passenger trains but 31were fitted with electric train heating between 1986-7 to become Class 37/4. The introduction of newer locomotives has seen the withdrawal of many of the Class 37 locomotives. A number of Class 37/4's remain in use with EWS for contract work for passenger operators.
 
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