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Bachmann Europe Plc unveiled the first samples of the previously unannounced Graham Farish Rebuilt Royal Scot locomotive at its Annual Trade Open Days held at its Barwell HQ. The locomotive has been under development for sometime and the model is expected to go on sale later this year.
The Royal Scots were built shortly after Sir Henry Fowler became Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London, Midland & Scottish Railway. They were built in two batches with parallel boilers, the first fifty being built by the North British Locomotive Company in Glasgow in 1927 and the remaining twenty being built in 1930 at Derby Works. When the experimental high pressure compound (No. 6339 Fury) was rebuilt as with a No.2 tapered boiler and became a member of the Royal Scot Class and the first of the rebuilt locomotives in November 1935 bringing the class total to 71. The whole class was subsequently rebuilt to Sir William Staniers design between 1943 and 1955. The first was withdrawn in October 1962 and the last in January 1966. Two locomotives have been preserved.
The new Farish model will form part of the expanding Blue Riband range and will be fitted with a 6PIN DCC socket. 3 versions will be available initially. These are:
372-575 No. 46159 The Royal Air Force in BR Green with Late Crest and LMS smoke deflectors
372-576 No. 46106 Gordon Highlander in BR Green with Early Emblem and BR smoke deflectors
372-577 No. 6115 Scots Guardsman in LMS Black Livery with LMS Smoke Deflectors
The new Rebuilt Royal Scot will be available from Farish dealers late this year. The Recommended Retail Price will be 97.15.
14 July 2008
For further information please contact :
Dennis Lovett, Public Relations Manager,
Bachmann Europe PLC, Moat Way, Barwell, Leicestershire, LE9 8EY
Telephone: +44 (0) 1455 841756