Bachmann 31-086A

GWR 32XX 'Earl' 9018 BR Black (Early Emblem)

Manufacturer catalogue image

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

Manufacturer description

3200 (Earl) Class 9018 BR Black Early Emblem Weathered

Built: 1936 – 1939

Built for: GWR

Designed by: Charles B. Collett

Duties: passenger

Wheels: 4-4-0

Highlights

• Adjustable tender draw-bar length

• Fully detailed and decorated cab interior

• Copper cap chimney

• Hinged tender fall-plate

History

The Great Western Railway 3200 Class was a class of steam locomotive with 4-4-0 wheel arrangement and was nicknamed ‘Earl’ or ‘Dukedog’ class. These passenger train locomotives were composed of former Duke class boilers on Bulldog class frames. They were one of the last steam locomotive classes to retain outside frames.

The first prototype conversion retained its Duke number and name, but the others took new numbers in the 32xx series and were given the names of Earls who had some connection to the GWR. The names were removed and re-applied to Castle Class locomotives in 1937.

In 1946 the whole class was renumbered 90xx upon the delivery of new 2251 Class engines. Only one member of the class survives in preservation at the Bluebell Railway, No. 9017 (3217).

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Bachmann
Range:
Branchline
Product Code:
31-086A
GTIN:
803393054441
RRP:
£159.95
Release date:
2018

Model details

DCC status
DCC Ready 21 pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Livery
Black with Early Emblem
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Running number
9018

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
Great Western Railway 3200 "Earl"
Operator
British Railways
Motive power
Steam
Wheel arrangement
4-4-0
Designer
Charles Collett
Built
1936-1939
Total produced
30

* Class names often change over the lifespan of a locomotive, so this is not necessarily the class name used by the operator in the period modelled.

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