Bachmann 31-061

LNER J72 Tank 68733 BR Black (Early Emblem)

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 4 (1948 to 1956) British Railways Early Crest

Manufacturer description

LNER J72 Class 68733 BR Black Early Emblem

Built: 1898 – 1951

Built for: NER / LNER / BR

Designed by: Wilson Worsdell

Duties: shunting and station pilot

Wheels: 0-6-0T

Highlights

• All-new model

• Realistic fire-box flicker

• Sprung buffers

• Pre-fitted speaker for ease of Digital Sound installation

History

The J72 Class of tank engine possess the unique record of having been constructed at varying periods, over a span of 54 years under three railway company ownerships: NER, LNER and BR.

Designed by T.W.Worsdell, and originally designated Class E1 by him, the J72 was introduced in 1898 for light goods and shunting duties. They were a further development of the near-identical J71 Class, which had slightly larger diameter wheels, and were built at

Darlington and Doncaster Works and by the Armstrong-Whitworth Company.

85 J72s were built, the last LNER versions in 1925, then, after nationalization, between

1949-1951, British Railways built a further batch of 28 identical to the original 1898

design making a class total of 113.

During the late ‘40s, a number of J72s were fitted with vacuum braking, enabling them to

work on station pilots and carriage shunting duties.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Bachmann
Range:
Branchline
Product Code:
31-061
GTIN:
803393027179
RRP:
£129.95
Release date:
2018

Model details

DCC status
DCC Fitted 18-pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Livery
Black with Early Emblem
Minimum radius curve
1st Radius (371mm)
Running numbers
69001, 68733

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