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The popular Class 45 Diesel Locomotive returns to the Bachmann Branchline range with this OO scale model depicting No. D25 in plain BR Green livery with Small Yellow Panels. Together with the Class 44s and 46s the classes were commonly known as the ‘Peaks’, because the Class 44s had been named after mountains in England and Wales, however many of the Class 45s went unnamed including No. D25.

The Bachmann Branchline model combines a finely-proportioned bodyshell with extensive detailing throughout, including separately fitted cab handrails, windscreen wipers, lamp brackets and sandpipes. With a powerful 5-pole motor fitted with twin flywheels which drives both bogies, these models have plenty of pulling power to haul even the longest trains. With a 21 Pin DCC decoder interface, it’s easy to add a decoder or sound decoder and speaker for use on DCC, or why not opt for one of our SOUND FITTED models and enjoy realistic running sounds straight out of the box.

 

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Bachmann Branchline OO Scale
  • Era 5
  • Pristine BR Plain Green (Small Yellow Panels) livery
  • Running No. D25
  • Split Headcode Boxes displaying headcodes 1S49 and 1V39
  • NEM Coupling Pockets
  • Sprung Buffers
  • Powerful 5 Pole Motor with Twin Flywheels
  • Detailed Cab Interior with pre-fitted Driver in one cab
  • Directional Lighting
  • Locomotive Ready to Accept a Speaker
  • Accessory Pack
  • Equipped with a 21 Pin DCC Decoder Socket – recommended Decoder item No. 36-557A
  • Length 275mm

 

CLASS 45 HISTORY

The 127 British Rail Class 45s, also known as the BR-Sulzer Type 4 diesel locomotives, were built by British Railways' Derby and Crewe Works between 1960 and 1962. Along with the similar Class 44 and Class 46 locomotives, they became known as ‘Peaks’. The Class 45s began their lives with a variety of nose ends, incorporating gangway end doors flanked by split headcode boxes (Nos. D11-D15), split headcode boxes but no gangway doors (a group each of Crewe and Derby examples) and twin headcode panels situated in the centre of the nose (the later-built Derby and Crewe specimens). Numerous locos transitioned through a single central headcode panel phase (akin to the Class 46s), before the majority received plated over nose ends with sealed beam headlights in the 1970s. ETH-fitted survivors of Class 45/1 received high intensity headlights in the mid-1980s. Liveries worn were standard BR lined green, 'austerity' green without the cream embellishments of the original livery, and BR blue, a few with small yellow panels, and ultimately the entire class with full yellow ends.

Class 45s became the main traction on the Midland Main Line from 1962, and their introduction allowed considerable acceleration of the previously steam-powered services. The Class 45s remained the main source of power on the Midland Main Line up to 1982, when they were relegated to secondary services following introduction of HSTs on the route. From 1986, Class 45s virtually disappeared from the line. From the early 1980s until their final withdrawal in 1988, the Class were regular performers on the North Trans-Pennine line, working services from Liverpool Lime Street to York, Scarborough or Newcastle via Manchester Victoria, Huddersfield and Leeds. These trains were usually formed of early-type BR Mk2 carriages, of up to seven in a typical train.

The Class 45s also worked several named expresses including the Thames-Clyde and Thames-Forth, also known as The Waverley, on the much-lamented route from Carlisle to Edinburgh via Hawick. Class 45 No. D60 'Lytham St Annes', later No. 45022, is famous for working the final service train over the Waverley route before it closed on 6th January 1969, this being the final Edinburgh to St Pancras sleeping car service.

32-679A Class 45 Split Headcode D25 BR Plain Green (Small Yellow Panels)

SKU: 32-679A
£189.95 Regular Price
£170.96Sale Price
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