Bachmann 35-304SFX

Class 37/0 Split Headcode 37043 'Loch Lomond' BR Blue (Large Logo)

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 8 (1983 to 1994) British Rail Sectorisation

Manufacturer description

As part of our Autumn 2022 British Railway Announcements, we are delighted to present the stunning all-new Bachmann Branchline Class 37/0 with Split Headcodes as No. 37043 ‘Loch Lomond’ in BR Blue Large Logo livery in our superb SOUND FITTED DELUXE format.

The British Rail Class 37 is a favourite among enthusiasts and modellers alike, and this iconic loco returns to the Bachmann Branchline range for 2022, but not as you know it. Following in the footsteps of the award-winning Bachmann Branchline Class 47, our all-new OO scale Class 37 has been designed from the rails up to ensure this classic locomotive is modelled more accurately than ever before, whilst the technical specification is equally impressive and incorporates the same great features as our Class 47. With high fidelity mouldings, numerous separately fitted parts and countless tooling variations to capture the minutiae of the real locomotives throughout their lives, our new 37 is brought to life with an exquisite livery application using true-to-prototype colours, fonts and logos. Along with an unprecedented array of lighting features, our Dual Fitted speaker system brings this SOUND FITTED DELUXE model to life and what’s more, it also features our award-winning motorised radiator fan and authentic tinted windscreen glazing!

DETAIL VARIATIONS SPECIFIC TO THIS MODEL

BACHMANN BRANCHLINE CLASS 37 SPECIFICATION

MECHANISM:

DETAILING:

LIGHTING:

DCC:

SOUND:

LIVERY APPLICATION:

SOUNDS

F0 - Directional Lights - On / Off (plus Light Switch Sound)

F1 - On - Warm Engine Start / On, Off - Failed Engine Start / On, Off, On, Off, On - Cold Engine Start

F2 - Brake

F3 - Single Horn (Playable)

F4 - Double Horn

F5 - Light Engine Mode

F6 - Coasting (Manual notch Down if F22 On)

F7 - Speed Lock

F8 - On - Sound Fade Out / Off - Sound Fade In

F9 - Flange Squeal (Speed Related)

F10* - Fan Operation & Noise

F11 - Buffer Up

F12 - Coupling

F13 - Stationary - Guard’s Whistle / Moving - Detonators

F14 - Wagon Snatching & Buffering (Speed Related)

F15 - High Intensity Light (If Fitted)

F16 - Red Tail Lights On Both Ends (Non Directional)

F17 - Marker Lights On Both Ends (Non Directional)

F18 - Cab Light On - No. 1 End (Fan)

F19 - Cab Light On - No. 2 End (non-Fan)

F20 - No. 1 End Directional Lights Off

F21 - No. 2 End Directional Lights Off

F22 - Compressor

F23 - Windscreen Wipers

F24 - Engine Room Lights

F25 - Spirax Valve

F26 - Shunt Mode

F27 - Volume Down

F28 - Volume Up

* Fan Operation and Sounds are activated as part of the Sound Project with F1 On. F10 allows you to override this and activate on demand (not applicable to Sound Project 1 - Class 37/0s as-built)

Analogue Users: Please note that normal load running sounds and any other automatic or randomised sounds will also operate, along with fan operation and sounds (according to the particular Sound Project) when this model is used on analogue control (DC) straight from the box!

CLASS 37 HISTORY

The British Rail 1955 Modernisation Plan paved the way for the large-scale replacement of steam traction with diesel locomotives, and one of the most successful diesel locomotive designs to result from this was the English Electric Type 3. These 1,700hp Types 3 diesel-electric locomotives were built at English Electric’s Vulcan Foundry and by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns between 1960 and 1965, with 309 examples produced in total. When TOPS was implemented the type was designated Class 37.

The class proved popular with railwaymen and so in 1985, a major refurbishment programme for the Class 37 locomotives was sanctioned to extend the working lives of 135 locomotives. Features of the refurbishment involved plating over the four-character head codes and sealing off the nose end communication doors. Dedicated freight locomotives received lower gearing to increase the tractive effort, and some were fitted with extra ballast or even more powerful engines. A new subclass was created for locomotives refurbished with Electric Train Heating (ETH) equipment, allowing their use on passenger trains the whole year-round.

With the sectorisation of British Rail taking hold in the early-1980s, the locomotives returned to traffic following refurbishment in a wide and diverse range of liveries. Passenger machines appeared in BR Blue Large Logo, InterCity and Regional Railways schemes to name just three, whilst freight engines received numerous varieties of Railfreight livery, Transrail, Mainline and Loadhaul. The Class continued to be widely used into the Privatisation-era, with examples operating for the likes of EWS, DRS, West Coast Railways and Colas, whilst others have received ‘retro’ heritage repaints.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Bachmann
Range:
Branchline
Product Code:
35-304SFX
GTIN:
803393069476
RRP:
£374.95
Catalogue:
Autumn 2022
Release date:
Oct/Nov 2022

Model details

Coupling
NEM
DCC status
DCC Sound Fitted
Finish
Pristine
Livery
Blue with Large Logo
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Name
Loch Lomond
Running number
37043
Features
Directional lighting
Interior lighting

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
British Rail Class 37/0
Operator
British Rail
Motive power
Diesel
Max speed
80 mph / 90 mph
Built
1960-1965

* 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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