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Bachmann Europe Plc and the National Railway Museum have teamed up again to produce the third Exclusive model this time featuring the Midland Railway 4-4-0 Compound locomotive No. 1000. This locomotive was preserved in 1951 and is currently on loan for 3 years to The Scottish Railway Museum at Boness. The first model produced in 2007 featured the iconic Prototype DP1 Deltic diesel locomotive (32-520) which was followed in 2009 by the Great Western 4-4-0 City of Truro locomotive (31-725NRM).
No.1000 the Midland Compound was one of a Class that eventually totalled 45 locomotives. The first 5 to the design of S.W. Johnson were built in 1902. Deeley, Johnsons successor built a further 40 locomotives between 1905 and 1909 to his own design. This resulted in the original five locomotives being rebuilt to the same design, No. 1000 receiving attention in 1914. The Class saw service with the London, Midland & Scottish Railway from 1923 1948 who went on to build a further 195 examples to a slightly different design. No. 1000 was withdrawn from traffic in 1951 and set aside for preservation. It was restored at Derby Works in 1959 where it regained Midland Railway livery. This locomotive is currently non operational and recently moved from the Severn Valley Railway to the Scottish Railway Museum at Boness where it is on static display.
The standard model is available from 11 October at 140 (2500 pieces). The exclusive edition will be available from November which includes a Platinum box, with an acrylic plinth and numbered certificate at 170 (500 pieces) .The model is produced exclusively for the National Railway Museum and will only be available through the NRM at York and Locomotion, Shildon (whilst stocks last) or on-line from
www.nrmshop.co.uk (Customer Services telephone 0151 650 6062 open 8am to 8pm to Christmas, then from 10am to 4pm afterwards)
Graham Hubbard, Managing Director of Bachmann Europe Plc said: We are delighted to be able to produce another of the iconic locomotives from the National Collection. We feel sure its arrival will be welcomed by many modellers.
Steve Davies, Director of the National Railway Museum, said:
We are really pleased to have produced another quality product through our partnership with Bachmann and we hope the Midland Railway 4-4-0 Compound locomotive No. 1000 will match the success of previous models which have been extremely popular with collectors and modellers.Were also thrilled to be selling the models exclusively from our Museum shops and online store as every purchase will support the National Railway Museum in its vital work in preserving the National Collection.
Each sale will support the NRM in its vital work in preserving Britains railway heritage, and providing public access to the national collections.
4 October 2011
For further information please contact :
Dennis Lovett, Public Relations Manager,
Bachmann Europe PLC, Moat Way, Barwell, Leicestershire, LE9 8EY
Telephone: +44 (0) 1455 841756