Supplied complete with a factory DCC decoder and digital sound system this model brings you the full Deltic experience!
Features of the DCC Ready Hornby model include:
A new and highly detailed model of the BR class 73 electro-diesel locomotive. These locomotives were built as electric locomotives for the Southern region 750v DC third rail system and fitted with a low-power diesel engine to propel the locomotive away from the electric rail. Especially useful for goods and parcels services. Several class 73 locomotives were used to power the Gatwick Express airport services for many years.
DCC 21/22 pin DCC compatibility (22-21 pin conversion board)
A detailed model of the BR class 121 single car diesel multiple unit train finished in the refurbished blue and grey livery as car 55026 with Highland stag logos on the cab ends.
This version of the 24 has not been produced previously and provides a further visual variant of the popular and useful Derby type 2. Bachmanns models have a heavy diecast chassis and central motor drive to both bogies, with flywheels to maintain smooth running. Era 7.
DCC and Sound ready, 21 pin decoder required for DCC operation, sound decoder and speaker required for sound operation. Directional lighting. Internal (cab) lighting.
A fine and detailed model of the Derby type 4 class 45 with split headcode boxes. These large diesels were the mainstay of the Cross-Country network for many years.
Experience the sound of the Derby built Sulzer engined type 4 in action on your DCC layout!Developed from the class 44 design these later locomotives remained in service until the 1980s, hauling express passenger trains on secondary and cross-country routes.
The Bachmann model features a detailed bodyshell, carefully researched to capture the look and appearance of the locomotives. Bachmanns' drive mechanism features a heavy diecast chassis, ideal for hauling heavy goods trains, and a central motor driving both bogies.
DCC plug socket fitted
Using the revolutionary 3D laser scanning system, LIDAR, to accurately map the actual locomotive has allowed Hornby to recreate to a level of detail far more accurate than traditional mapping methods alone. Reference to historical photographs, plans and reference material ensures that any differences from the scanned engine, such as modifications, were taken into account to produce the final model design.
Expected April 20203 car DMU set is painted in the refurbished blue & grey livery, applied from the early 1980s. Era 7 1971-1982. Model features cab ends with marker lights, twin exhausts with silencers, modified bogies, round buffers, through gangways and bodyside heater louvre on DMBS car.
Expected April 2020This car is painted in the British Rail blue and grey livery applied to units as they were put through the refurbishment programme. Era 7 1971-1982Features:- Switchable directional lighting. Interior lighting. Provision for DCC and sound system installation. 21 pin decoder fitting
These 4-car units were built along with the CEP units, the BEP sets including a buffet car in the formation and frequently running with CEP units in 8 or 12 car formationsDCC Ready. 21 pin decoder required for DCC operation. Use Bachmann 36-554 or Lenz Silver 21 decoders for DCC conversion. Bachmann have arranged the wiring on these units with through connections, allowing lighting in both end cars to be controlled by one decoder.
These trains were built in the late 1950s using the British Railways Mk.1 coach body design for express services over the steadily expanding network of electrified routes. Refurbished in the 1980s these trains ran until the early 2000s before finally being replaced by newer designs.The Bachmann model features accurately reproduced bodyshells modelling the original configuration of the 4CEP trains with many finely reproduced and separately fitted detail parts. The train is driven by a heavy motor bogie concealled within one of the guards' van ends with through wiring to connect directionally controlled lighting circuits.This model is finished in Britisn Rail corporate blue and grey livery, applied from the mid 1960s.Eras 6-7. DCC Ready, 21 pin decoder required for DCC operation. Directional lighting. Internal lighting. Length 1070mm.
Dimensions - Length 540mm.
This Bachmann model will be the BR standrad design 2EPB, featuring detailed underfloor equipment, internal lighting including an illuminated route code panel and performance can be expected to match the diesel units produced in recent years.
DCC Ready 21-pin decoder socket.
The motor luggage vans were created to provide luggage capacity for the newly electrified boat train services. Electrically compatible with the Southern regions' EMU trains the luggage vans had the added feature of battery power, allowing the van to move onto the non-electrified dockside sidings to transfer passenger luggage directly to the ship loading conveyors. When running on the 3rd rail these vans can also haul a trailing load, resulting in occasional use to power parcels trains and at least one railtour!
This model will be painted in the BR corporate blue and grey livery of the 1970s and 80s.
Now fondly remembered by enthusiasts the BR blue period seemed quite drab at the time, as BR finally managed to forge a consistent corporate image. Following the end of steam many diesel classes gained their own dedicated following as the 'non-standard' classes were slated for withdraw. Thousands followed the Westerns, 24s, 25s, 44/45/46 'Peaks' and the mighty Deltics as each class in turn was displaced by newer locomotives, specialist heavy freight engines and the futuristic HST trains.
As ever the only constant on the railway scene of the 1970s and 80s was the change and this group includes the first railfreight grey liveries, a precursor of business sector liveries to come.