Bachmann Europe PLC have today released their latest OO gauge model to dealers - the Class 47 diesel locomotive.
Five hundred and twelve Class 47 locomotives were built between 1962 and 1967. The first was withdrawn following accident damage in 1966 but a some remain in traffic with various operators. A number have been preserved for use on heritage railways, whilst others have been rebuilt into Class 57 locomotives.
Initially two versions are being released namely D1500 in BR two tone green livery (32-800) and D1765 in two tone green with full yellow ends and 4 digit headcode (32-801). These have a RRP of £73.40. The models feature six axle drive, 5 pole motor, directional lighting and are DCC ready (21 pin sockets).