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Graham Farish has announced that it is to produce a new N scale model of the streamlined Bulleid Merchant Navy Class locomotives.
The first of the Class was built in 1941, with a total of 30 locomotives being built with the last being delivered in 1949. All 30 locomotives were subsequently all rebuilt and lost their streamlined casing between February 1956 and October 1959. Used on express passenger workings on non electrified routes operated by the Southern Railway and later the Southern Region of British Railways, they lasted until the end of SR steam operation in July 1967. Eleven of the 30 have survived into preservation. The Graham Farish model will depict the streamlined version.
Three versions are being introduced including No. 35024 East Asiatic Company in BR blue with early emblem (372-310), No. 35023 Holland-Afrika Line in BR green with early emblem (372-311) and No. 35028 Clan Line in BR green with late crest (372-312). Features include;
Original streamlined body and tender
Loco powered chassis with NEM 6 pin decoder socket in the tender
Electrical pickup on driving and tender wheels
David Haarhouse, Bachmanns European Sales & Marketing Manager said The streamlined Merchant Navy was produced originally in OO scale by the old Graham Farish company between 1950 and 1953. Now a brand new N scale version built to the latest standards will delight many N scale modellers and remind us all of just how far the Graham Farish range has developed since it was acquired by Bachmann in 2000.
Each version will cost 138.95 recommended retail price and will be introduced over the next 18 months.
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