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Bachmann Branchline is releasing the Midland Compound in its final working condition. The locomotive was produced by Bachmann last year as an Exclusive Edition model for the National Railway Museum to represent the locomotive in its current preserved form, the locomotive being retrospectively altered to reflect its early operating life. This arrangement continues and the preserved version is available only from the National Railway Museum.
The new Bachmann Branchline model has involved new tooling to enable the locomotive to be reproduced in its in service condition.
The first five locomotives, 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 No. 1000 was withdrawn from traffic in 1951 and set aside for preservation.
Three versions are due for release over the next 18 months including No. 1189 in LMS black livery (31-931), No. 40934 in BR lined black with early emblem (31-932DC) and No. 41157 in BR lined black with late crest (31-933) all with a Fowler tender type.
Each model has a recommended retail price of 132.80. The DCC ON BOARD version will have a recommended retail price of 150.30.
13 March 2012
For further information please contact :
Dennis Lovett, Public Relations Manager,
Bachmann Europe PLC, Moat Way, Barwell, Leicestershire, LE9 8EY
Telephone: +44 (0) 1455 841756