What’s in the Shops: Class 47s galore!

A number of Class 47 models have been released by Bachmann in recent months in both N gauge and OO gauge. It’s a popular locomotive with modellers and collectors alike and many modellers will have at least one in their collections whether they are diesel and electric modellers or interested in other railway eras, writes Nigel Burkin.

Anglia Railways 47/7:

Recently, Bachmann released a number of OO-gauge Class 47s as limited editions for sale in specific regions of the UK including No. 47 714 finished in Anglia Railways livery (32-817SD). The full-size locomotive is currently stored at Barrow Hill under the ownership of Harry Needle Railroad Co.

No. 47 714 was one of the former ScotRail push-pull locomotives which saw the early 2000s operating as a relief locomotive for Anglia Railways, working the Anglia main line and could often be seen at Norwich.

Livery application is sharp and well defined with opaque colours and accurate markings.

The model is a ‘regional exclusive’, only being allocated to Bachmann stockists in East Anglia, the East Midlands and South Yorkshire areas together with Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. Different Class 47 versions were produced for retailers in other regions of the UK with some of the allocation factory-fitted with digital sound. In common with all of Bachmann’s Class 47 models, the model has working directional lights, flush glazing, detail add-on pack and a 21-pin DCC interface socket.

For the full article, see the April edition of Modelling – available now!

For a complete list of stockists and how to get your copy, visit: www.railwaymagazinemodelling.co.uk/distributors

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