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Graham Farish Deltic graces the palace
Bachmann Europe Plc today unveiled first samples of the DP1 Prototype Deltic locomotive at the British Railway Modelling Festival of Model Railways held at Alexandra Palace this weekend.
The new model announced earlier this month at the Model & Hobby Show in Coventry utilises the award winning 3D scanned body profile of the actual locomotive, the first time that this technology has been used for a UK N scale model.
The Farish model will have a prototypical gap between the body and bogie frames, a fully detailed body and fuel tanks including the water scoop and recessed fan details with etched grills, another first for UK N scale models as this will be the first to have correctly recessed fans with separate etched grilles instead of engraved representation.
Other features will included wire handles for the cab doors, metal oval buffer heads, detailing parts including a dummy screw link coupling, vacuum pipes and drop plate.
An extra bogie frame moulding will be supplied to allow the user to remove the NEM coupling box if required to enable front end detail to be applied. NEM coupling pockets are provided with short or long couplings supplied, the shorter couplings being provided in the accessory bag.
The model will have a powerful six axle drive chassis with twin flywheels, bi-directional lighting, detailed cab interiors and a 6 pin decoder socket for DCC users.
This exciting model builds on the success of the OO scale version which was recently voted model of the decade in the Model Rail / RMWeb / MREMAG Model of the Year awards.
Two liveries will be carried by the new N Scale model. The first version using the livery carried during in traffic trials on British Railways will be available in ‘The Merseyside Express’ set (Catalogue Number 370-275) whilst the individual model will represent the locomotive as preserved by the National Railway Museum (Catalogue Number 372-920). Both versions will be available later this year.
27 March 2010
For further information please contact :
Dennis Lovett, Public Relations Manager,
Bachmann Europe PLC, Moat Way, Barwell, Leicestershire, LE9 8EY
Telephone: +44 (0) 1455 841756