Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 02:48 AM UTC
Graham Farish is to release a quartet of N scale Class 40’s in various British Rail liveries
Release date is this Autumn. 371-183DS will be fitted with digital sound.
371-180 - Class 40 D211 'Mauretania' BR Green Indicator Discs
371-181 - Class 40 D369 BR Green Centre Head Code Small Yellow Panel
371-182 - Class 40 40159 BR Blue Centre Head Code Full Yellow Ends
371-183DS - Class 40 40141 BR Blue Split Head Code Digital Sound
The British Rail Class 40 diesel locomotives were built by English Electric between 1958 and 1962, and eventually numbering 200. They were for a time the pride of the British Rail early diesel fleet. Despite their initial success, by the time the last examples were entering service they were already being replaced on some top-link duties by more powerful locomotives. As they were slowly relegated from express passenger uses, the type found work on secondary passenger and freight services where they worked for many years, the final locomotives being retired from regular service in 1985.
Locomotives in the range D210–D235 were to be named after ships operated by the companies Cunard Line, Elder Dempster Lines, and Canadian Pacific Steamships, as they hauled express trains to Liverpool, the home port of these companies. The only locomotive not to carry a name was D226 which was to carry the name Media but never did so.
You will find the Graham Farish range under the Bachmann Europe Plc
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