Bachmann 31-742

MR 1532 (1P) Tank 58072 BR Lined Black (Early Emblem)

Manufacturer catalogue image

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

Brand:
Bachmann
Product Code:
31-742
DCC:
DCC Ready (18-pin socket)
Category:
Steam locomotives
RRP:
£149.95

Midland Railway 1532 Class (1P) 0-4-4 58072 BR Lined Black Early Emblem

Built: 1881 – 1900

Built for: MR (absorbed by the LMS)

Designed by: Samuel W. Johnson

Duties: passenger

Wheels: 0-6-0T

Highlights

• Pre-fitted speaker for ease of Digital Sound installation

• Realistic fire-box flicker 

• Sprung buffers

• Belpaire firebox variant

• Fitted with condensing equipment for working through tunnels on the Metropolitan Railway 

History

One Hundred and fifteen of these and the similar 1823 and 1833 Classes lightweight passenger tanks were built for the Midland Railway from 1881 to 1900 by Derby Works, Dubs & Co. and Neilson. All passed to the LMS in 1923 and although withdrawals started as early as 1930, the final locomotive was not retired by BR until 1959. They were distributed widely across the former MR and S&DJR system from North Yorkshire and the Midlands to the South West and London, where certain locomotives had condensing gear for working through Metropolitan Railway tunnels.

The model features a Next18 DCC decoder interface with provision for DCC sound, round-topped or Belpaire firebox boilers and prototypical detail variations according to livery and era. Pre-fitted speaker for ease of Digital Sound installation Realistic fire-box flicker Both round-top and Belpaire firebox variants modelled Sprung buffers.

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