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Bachmann LNWR G2 "super D"

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Seen here is the most recent engineering sample of the forthcoming Branchline G2 steam locomotive. This exciting new OO scale product will now be the first Branchline Steam locomotive model to incorporate a 21 pin decoder socket which has the advantage that 21 pin decoders fit directly into the socket with no need for a wiring harness. Please note that the Branchline catalogue has showed the G2 models as being offered with an 8 pin decoder socket. The DCC socket is located in the tender.

The Branchline G2 models are provided with a Bowen-Cooke style tender that will feature a new adjustable close tender coupling system. The model will be available with or without the tender back cab. A high lever of cab control detail is incorporated in the design along with the prototypical flangeless driving wheels. Recommended retail prices start at £90.25 and is due to be available from your local model shop from mid September.

Also Recently received by Bachmann UK is a sample of the forthcoming Branchline VDA van. This all new tooling will provide an accurate model of this numerous prototype. Introduced in the mid 1970's, these versatile vans can still be seen in use on all parts of the current railways network

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Well, nice model but I do not like the front end, I picked up on the coupler straight away.
As for the noise of a "D", well having both fired and driven these locos, the noise I can hear now, when they are at work with a train behind them, the noise is two LOUD beats and two softer beats and did you know that a Super "D" was prone to "running" away when moving around either a yard or a shed, the water used to build up and when you opened the regulator and closed it the loco would keep going. Many a driver shook up by them doing this.
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