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.

The release of Heljan's Falcon model presents the locomotive in its' last years of service from the historic Newport locomotive shed. The BR corporate blue livery is very realistically weathered and carries the 'white elephant' logo on one side. This sticker was applied by a depot wag following the loss of one of the Falcon plates. The sticker was not removed after a replacement plate had been fitted and Falcon ran for some time with the elephant's feet sticking out below the plate! Etched nameplates are supplied with the model, so you can recreate this if you wish.

A very popular model on its' first release, the heavy Heljan chassis and motor drive provides excellent haulage capacity and smooth running performance. The bodyshell replicates the original locomotive as accurately as is possible, having been researched from surviving information at Brush. A very high level of detailing has been incorporated, with excellent grille detail and separately fitted handrails.

The BR blue livery weathered badly, especially in the atmosphere created by the coal and steel industries of South Wales. Most western region enthsiasts remember Falcon and indeed many other WR locos in this sort of condition.

Remember! Antics price includes mainland UK delivery for your model of Falcon.

£129.00
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1969 Brighton Belle train pack containing the two Pullman driving motor cars, one powered. Additonal Brighton Belle Pullman trailer cars are also available to recreate the full 5-car train.

This pack will contain unit number 3053, comprising car S292S and car S293S (powered) painted in the British Railways Pullman blue and grey livery.

The Brighton Belle was a named train which operated between London Victoria and Brighton and was the first electric all Pullman service in the World. The service commenced in June 1934 and continued until withdrawal in April 1972, however the service was suspended during the Second World War. There were three 5 car units designated 5BEL which were specially built for the service and were able to travel in 60 minutes the 51 miles between London and Brighton without stopping. Recently under the patronage of The Transport Trust a group was formed to restore a 5BEL unit into a fully working and operating train. Their goal is to have the train ready and in service by the London 2012 Olympics, a goal which is well within their grasp. The stunningly elegant Hornby model initially produced in two distinctive livery periods captures perfectly the opulence and style of the Brighton Belle Pullman. Each Car is lit and complete with detailed interior.

£175.00
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Dapol OO BR 55002 Class 122 Gloucester Single Car DMU Blue & Grey 4D-015-001
Following on from the production of these models in N gauge Dapol have announced the production of the 121 and 122 single car DMUs in OO, projected for late 2013 release.
A high specification model incorporating laser scanning of the real railcars for accuracy in replication of the bodyshell and details. Slide mould tooling is being used to provide depth of detailing in the bodysides and underframe. The mechanism is to be concealed within the floor, below the window line and a close-coupling mechanism will provide realistic spacing between coupled cars.
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Dapol OO BR SC55013 Class 122 Gloucester Single Car DMU Blue 4D-015-004
Following on from the production of these models in N gauge Dapol have announced the production of the 121 and 122 single car DMUs in OO, projected for late 2013 release.
A high specification model incorporating laser scanning of the real railcars for accuracy in replication of the bodyshell and details. Slide mould tooling is being used to provide depth of detailing in the bodysides and underframe. The mechanism is to be concealed within the floor, below the window line and a close-coupling mechanism will provide realistic spacing between coupled cars.
£123.50
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Bachmann Branchline OO Gauge BR 08818 Class 08 0-6-0 Diesel Shunting Locomotive BR Blue with Wasp Stripes Weathered 32-115B

A detailed model of BR class 08 350bhp diesel shunting engine 08818 painted in the corporate blue livery with wasp striped yellow warning panels. Weathered finish.

Powered by a smooth running motor and flywheel assembly these highly detailed model locomotives run at a very realistic slow speed. Ideal for shunting.

Era 7. DCC Ready. A mini size 8-pin decoder is required dur to the restricted space available inside the engine bonnet.
£101.96
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Hornby Railways OO Gauge R3342 BR 08489 Class 08 0-6-0 Dieel Shunting Engine BR Blue with Wasp Stripes
Probably the best model of the BR class 08 shunting engines in OO the Hornby model is carefully designed to replicate the details of the full size locomotive, including maximum speed and train-pulling power! The low gearing ensures excellent steady slow running performance at shunting speeds, while theopening cab doors can be used to accomodate a shunter figure directing operations.

Built at the BR Horwich Works and outshopped on the 7 November 1958, Class 08 489 was originally numbered D3604 but changed to its current number on the 31 December 1973. The locomotive was withdrawn from service on the 30 September 2008 and carried the EWS livery at that time. 08 489 was sold to T. J. Thompson, Stockton and was eventually scrapped on the 31 May 2009.
DCC Ready. 8 pin decoder required for DCC operation.
£121.95
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Bachmann OO BR 20141 Class 20 Bo-Bo BR Green Full Yellow Ends TOPS Number Weathered 32-034A

Bachmanns' excellent model of the class 20 model is powered by a centrally mounted motor driving all four axles. The detailed bodyshell allows several variations in fittings to be reproduced, reflecting the changes made during the extended building period and now over 50 years of service.

Being very reliable locomotives and generally in goods service away from the public eye class 20s were repainted quite slowly. 20141 was among the last of the class to receive the BR blue livery, still carrying green livery with grey roof when photographed in April 1980. The replacement bodyside door had arrived from stores already painted blue!

DCC Ready 21 pin decoder required for DCC operation.

£106.21
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Hornby Railroad R3394TTS BR 20163 Class 20 Single-Cab Bo-Bo Diesel Locomotive with TTS Sound
The single cabbed class 20 has long been an enthusiast and modellers favourite for its' steam era appearance, though in the 1980s, coupled nose-to-nose, a pair of 20s could often out-pull the 'new' 58s when it came to shifting power station coal trains!
The class 20 model features the former Lima model bodyshell being reintroduced in 2016. The fitting of the TTS sound system will be great enhancement to what was one of the better lima models.
£109.99
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The North British 'baby warships' did not enjoy the highest profile of the Western regions' hydraulics, but performed their duties away from the limelight throughout the 1960s. This new, high specification model of the BR class 22 completes one of the missing links in the hydraulic fleet.

The Dapol model represents the later body style with split headcode boxes and will be powered by a flywheel drive mechanism with Dapols' smooth running 'super-creep' motor and 40:1 drive ratio, which has provided excellent slow-speed performance in Dapols' recent N gauge locomotives. The chassis incorporates directional lighting, a 21-pin DCC decoder socket and space for a sound system speaker has been designed into the fuel tank..

This model of 6326 is painted in BR rail blue with full yellow ends.

£105.00
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New model announced 2014

Bachmann 32-408 model of BR class 25/3 locomotive 25286 painted in BR corporate blue livery.

Bachmann's nicely detailed class 25 models are very useful to modellers of British Rail from the end of steam until about 1980. The powerful and smooth running mechanism, featuring a centrally mounted motor driving both bogies provides good slow-running performance. Ideal for the traditional era goods trains closely associated with the 25s.

This model of 25286 is painted in the BR corporate blue livery with domino dots in the headcode box.

DCC Ready. 21-pin decoder required for DCC operation.

£93.46
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Bachmann Branchline OO Gauge 32-788 BR 37284 Class 37/0 Co-Co Diesel Locomotive BR Blue Centre Headcode Box
Model of BR class 37/0 locomotive 37284 painted in the corporate blue livery of the 1970s and 80s.
This locomotive was one of the later builds of class 37 locos, ordered after BR had decided the nose-end communicating doors were unneccessary, allowing a single, central headcode box to be fitted and greatly cleaning up the appearance of the locomotives.
the Bachmann class 37 model features a heavy diecast chassis block accomodating a centrally mounted motor with drive to both bogies and all six axles. The detailed bodyshell closely replicates the complex curves of the real locomotives, with the curved cantrail shoulder grilles and solebar level 'tumblehome' carefully recreated.
Era 7. DCC Ready 21 pin decoder required for DCC operation.
£117.26
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Bachmann OO BR 40159 Class 40 1Co-Co1 Diesel BR Blue Centre Head Code Full Yellow Ends 32-484
Bachmann Branchline OO 32-484 Class 40 BR 40159 BR Blue Centre Head Code Full Yellow Ends
Part of the later build of class 40 locomotives 40159 carried a centrally mounted 4-character train description box, a change from the 'split box' format following the elimination of the draughty and possibly never used nose communicatiing doors. This gave the locomotives a much tidier nose end appearance.
A superb Bachmann model of the Class 40's that were the first really successful large batch of diesel locomotives running in Britain.
Era 8. DCC and Sound Ready, 21 pin decoder required for DCC operation, sound decoder and speaker required for sound operation. Directional lighting. Internal (cab) lighting. Length 285mm.
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Bachmann OO BR(W) 842 Royal Oak NBL-Built Warship Class 43 B-B Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive Blue 32-067
Bachmann Branchline OO 32-067 Class 43 Warship 842 Royal Oak BR Blue
When the Western region began ordering diesel-hydraulic locomotives they had the German V200 design in mind and the Swindon-designed D800 Warship class bears a close resembelence to the German locomotives. Following a policy of dual-sourcing BR ordered a batch of these D800 class locomotives from North British in Glasgow. D833-D865 were built at NBL, fitted with MAN engines and Voith transmissions, in place of the Maybach-Mekydro combination of the Swindon built locomotives.

To separate the two types of D800 Warships for TOPS the Swindon Maybach engined units were given class 42, while the North British MAN engined locomotives were placed into class 43. Neither type survived long enough to receive TOPS numbering.

This model recreates the detail differences, particularly in the placement of roof ports, created by the adaption of the Warship bodyshell to accomodate the different engine type. The first time the NBL warships have been accurately modelled.
Era 6 1967-1971. DCC Ready. 21-pin decoder required for DCC operation.

£115.00
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Bachmann OO BR 47001 Class 47 Co-Co Diesel Locomotive BR Blue Weathered 31-659

Bachmann Branchline OO Gauge 31-659 BR 47001 Class 47 Co-Co Mixed Traffic Diesel Locomotive BR Blue Weathered
Model of BR class 47 diesel locomotive 47001 painted in the corporate blue livery of the 1970s and early 80s.
Equiped with a heavy diecast chassis providing six-axle drive from a centrally mounted 5-pole motor, these detailed models are fitted with directional lighting.
Era 7. DCC Ready. 21-pin decoder required for DCC operation.
£127.46
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Bachmann Branchline OO 31-660 Class 47/4 47436 BR Blue Large Logo

This model represents one of the class 47s fitted with an extra generator to supply electric power to the train, known as ETH (Electric Train Heating) or more correctly ETS (Electric Train Supply). The large logo blue livery provided a break from the bland plain blue and was applied to many locomotives working passenger trains during the 1980s.
47436 was allocated initially to Sheffield, but while painted in the large logo livery was working from Gateshead, Bescot and Crewe, all sheds supplying locomotives for Cross Country InterCity services.

The Bachmann model is powered by a centrally mounted motor with drive to all six axles in both bogies, combined with the diecast chassis block gives plenty of power for hauling scale length trains. The bodyshell has been modelled from full-size locomotives and tooling design allows for many visilbe detail differences between locomotives to be recreated.
DCC Ready. 21-pin decoder required for DCC operation.
£114.95
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Hornby Railways OO Gauge R3571 BR Class 50 D400 - 50th Anniversary Special Edition
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Class 50 entering service, this Special Edition pack recreates English Electric Type 4, D400 in a British Railways Blue livery, typical for a West Coast Main Line service in late 1967.
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Dapol OO BR D1072 Western Glory Class 52 Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive Blue with Full Yellow Ends 4D-003-005
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Bachmann OO BR 55004 Queens Own Highlander Class 55 Deltic Locomotive BR Blue with DCC & Sound 32-534DS
Bachmann Branchline OO Gauge 32-534DS BR Class 55 55004 Queens Own Highlander BR Blue DCC Sound
Supplied complete with a factory DCC decoder and digital sound system this model brings you the full Deltic experience!
The Bachmann Deltic is the finest model yet of these superb and charismatic
locomotives. Capturing the high set lines of the body and matched with a powerful motor driving through both bogies to deliver the stunning acceleration and speed for which the Deltics were renown. Complemented with authentic Deltic sound you can fully enjoy sight and sound of this magnificent locomotive on your own layout.
Era 6. DCC and Sound Fitted.
£212.46
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Hornby OO BR 71012 Class 71 Southern Region Bo-Bo Electric Locomotive BR Blue R3374
Hornby OO R3374 BR Class 71 71012 BR Blue

British Railways class 71 locomotives were built to provide electric locomotives for goods and non-electric (eg parcels) services across the third rail electrified areas of the former Southern Railway. Power was collected from the third rail aith an auxiliary pantograph fitted for use in yards, where the third  rail would be a hazard for shunting staff and a flywheel booster set was fitted to provide power while negotiating gaps in the third rail.
While the cass 71s were a successful design a pure-electric locomotive is restricted to routes with electric power available. A new design of electric locomotive (later class 73) equiped with a low-power auxiliary diesel engine provided a far more flexible locomotive able to work away from the third rail for extended periods. The class 71s locomotives were withdrawn from service en-bloc at the end of 1977. One example, E5001, was retained for presevation as part of the national collection.

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Dapol OO BR 73105 Class 73 Electro-Diesel Locomoitve Large Logo Blue 4D-006-001
A new and highly detailed model of the BR class 73 electro-diesel locomotive.
Theses 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.

Model features
Laser scanned accuracy
See-through etched main bodyside and roof grills
PLUx22 decoder interface.
Sprung buffers
NEM coupler pockets
and a host of other details should make this model a must have for the southern modeller.
£124.50
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Dapol OO BR 73135 Class 73 Electro-Diesel Locomoitve Blue 4D-006-003
A new and highly detailed model of the BR class 73 electro-diesel locomotive.
Theses 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.

Model features
Laser scanned accuracy
See-through etched main bodyside and roof grills
PLUx22 decoder interface.
Sprung buffers
NEM coupler pockets
and a host of other details should make this model a ‘must have’ for the southern modeller.
£120.00
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Bachmann Branchline 31-677 Type AL5 Electric E3056 BR Blue (Pre-TOPS) Single Pantograph

One of the early designs of 25kV electric locomotives for the West Coast mainline electrification the AL5 type was built by BR works at Doncaster. Later class 85 under the TOPS system these were robust and reliable locomotives which had long service lives. Surviving the initial purge of less satisfactory types when the 'second generation' class 87s were built class 85s could still be found in charge of West Coast expresses until the late 1980s.
One of the classic British electric locomotives the 85 will be at home alongside the class 86, 87 and 90 locomotives available from Hornby and Heljan. Hopefully a model of the equally long-lived English Electric AL1/class 81 will follow and maybe the less successful 82, 83 and 84 classes to complete the fleet.

This model is presented in the revised state after overhaul with one pantograph removed and repainted in the corporate blue livery with full yellow ends, but not yet renumbered into the post-1970 TOPS numbering scheme.
Era 6 1977-1975. DCC Ready 21-pin decoder required for DCC operation.

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The Met-Cam class 101 diesel multiple units were among the most successful and long lived designs of the first generation types. The design was distinctivly rounded, quite unlike the body profile used by other builders, and the class could be seen all over the BR network in several different formations.

This is a new and highly detailed model, matching the standards set by the Bachmann 105 and 108 units in recent years. One truck is driven using a motor mostly hidden within the guards' office at the inner end of the motor car, with sifficient power to allow an extra car to be hauled when necessary.

This model will be finished in the BR blue and grey livery applied to these units following refurbishment in the 1980s.

Era 7.  DCC Ready 21 pin decoder required for DCC operation.

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Diesel unit trains have been part of the British railway scene for over 50 years now, providing local stopping train services across the network. The Derby class 108 units were among the last of the first generation DMUs in service.

This Bachmann model is powered by a smooth running motor and flywheel unit mounted inside the guards' luggage van area, providing enough power for several cars formed into a train. The detailed bodyshell is carefully recreated from prototype coaches, incorporating interior seating and drivers control desks.

This 2-car unit comprises a powered DMBS driving motor brake second class car and a DTC driving trailer composite coach with a first class section behind the drivers' cab. The set is painted in the plain blue livery of the 1970s and early 80s with full yellow ends. Both cars are fitted with directionally controlled lighting.

DCC OnBoards - This train is supplied with factory-installed DCC decoders.

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Dapol OO Gauge 4D-009-003 BR Pressed Steel Class 121 Single Car Diesel Multiple Unit Car W55029 BR Blue & Grey Livery

A high specification model incorporating laser scanning of the real railcars for accuracy in replication of the bodyshell and details. Slide mould tooling is being used to provide depth of detailing in the bodysides and underframe. The mechanism is to be concealed within the floor, below the window line and a close-coupling mechanism will provide realistic spacing between coupled cars.
£123.25
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Dapol OO Gauge 4D-009-004 BR Pressed Steel Class 121 Single Car Diesel Multiple Unit Car W55023 BR Blue Livery

A high specification model incorporating laser scanning of the real railcars for accuracy in replication of the bodyshell and details. Slide mould tooling is being used to provide depth of detailing in the bodysides and underframe. The mechanism is to be concealed within the floor, below the window line and a close-coupling mechanism will provide realistic spacing between coupled cars.
£123.25
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The 4VEP is an excellent choice by Hornby for a Southern region electric unit, joining the Bachmann 4CEP units released during 2009. The 4VEP featured a mix of high-capacity suburban style seating with doors to each bay and more comfortable compartments for first class passengers. Ideal for the longer-distance outer suburban journeys.

DCC OnBoard - This model supplied with factory fitted DCC decoder

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Bachmann Branchline OO Gauge 31-368DS BR 03026 Class 03 204bhp 0-6-0 Diesel Shunter BR Blue Livery - DCC & Sound Fitted

Model announced 2016. Pricing to be advised.

Given the limited space available for the fitting of an afternarket sound system in these small locomotives this '03' with factory fitted sound system will be a welcome addition to Bachmanns' range.

Bachmann have completely retooled the class 03 model, bringing it up to current standards of detailing and fitting a new mechanism. To add weight to the model a mix of diecast and plastic mouldings have been used in the bodyshell, with many separately fitted details, allowing design changes to be accurately reflected in the models. The previous models of the 03 and 04 classes offered excellent performance, particularly at slow shunting speeds, the new model manages to exceed even this high benchmark.

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Heljan OO Gauge 2902 BR D2992 Class 07 Ruston & Hornsby 0-6-0 diesel shunter BR blue with wasp stripes

In the early 1960s British Railways Southern region needed small diesel locomotives to replace the various small steam shunting engines in use around Southampton docks. Finding a suitable 275bhp design offered by Ruston & Hornsby fourteen locomotives were ordered in 1962. BR specified electric transmission, making these locos R&H class LSSE (Class LSS, Electric transmission).
The design features two low bonnets over the engine (long end) and fuel tank/auxiliary compartment (short end), the tall off-centre cab providing the driver with a good view in both directions. Footsteps set in behind the buffer beams also provided shunters with a well protected riding position safely within the locomotive outline.

This model is finished in BR blue livery with wasp stripe ends.
£124.00
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Heljan OO Gauge 2903 BR 07010 Class 07 Ruston & Hornsby 0-6-0 diesel shunter BR blue with wasp stripes

In the early 1960s British Railways Southern region needed small diesel locomotives to replace the various small steam shunting engines in use around Southampton docks. Finding a suitable 275bhp design offered by Ruston & Hornsby fourteen locomotives were ordered in 1962. BR specified electric transmission, making these locos R&H class LSSE (Class LSS, Electric transmission).
The design features two low bonnets over the engine (long end) and fuel tank/auxiliary compartment (short end), the tall off-centre cab providing the driver with a good view in both directions. Footsteps set in behind the buffer beams also provided shunters with a well protected riding position safely within the locomotive outline.

This model is finished in BR blue livery with wasp stripe ends and TOPS number
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Heljan OO Gauge 2910 BR 2993 Class 07 Ruston & Hornsby 0-6-0 diesel shunter BR blue with wasp stripes and high level brake pipes.

In the early 1960s British Railways Southern region needed small diesel locomotives to replace the various small steam shunting engines in use around Southampton docks. Finding a suitable 275bhp design offered by Ruston & Hornsby fourteen locomotives were ordered in 1962. BR specified electric transmission, making these locos R&H class LSSE (Class LSS, Electric transmission).
The design features two low bonnets over the engine (long end) and fuel tank/auxiliary compartment (short end), the tall off-centre cab providing the driver with a good view in both directions. Footsteps set in behind the buffer beams also provided shunters with a well protected riding position safely within the locomotive outline.

This model is finished in BR blue livery with wasp stripe ends and fitted with high level air brake pipes for coupling with EMU stock. Pre-TOPS number.
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Heljan OO Gauge 2911 BR 07005 Class 07 Ruston & Hornsby 0-6-0 diesel shunter BR blue with wasp stripes and high level brake pipes.

In the early 1960s British Railways Southern region needed small diesel locomotives to replace the various small steam shunting engines in use around Southampton docks. Finding a suitable 275bhp design offered by Ruston & Hornsby fourteen locomotives were ordered in 1962. BR specified electric transmission, making these locos R&H class LSSE (Class LSS, Electric transmission).
The design features two low bonnets over the engine (long end) and fuel tank/auxiliary compartment (short end), the tall off-centre cab providing the driver with a good view in both directions. Footsteps set in behind the buffer beams also provided shunters with a well protected riding position safely within the locomotive outline.

This model is finished in BR blue livery with wasp stripe ends and fitted with high level air brake pipes for coupling with EMU stock. TOPS number.
£124.00
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Fitted with an on-board DCC sound system this class 20 brings the distinctive noises of an early British diesel locomotive to your layout.

This is the BR green livery locomotive represents the later headcode box equiped class 20s in the original BR green livery with small yellow warning panels. A centrally mounted motor drives all four axles via driveshafts, providing smooth running and excellent hauling capabilities. The DCC decoder can be used straight out of the box, or tuned to suit the running of your layout.

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Bachmanns' excellent model of the class 20 model is powered by a centrally mounted motor driving all four axles. The detailed bodyshell allows several variations in fittings to be reproduced, reflecting the changes made during the 50 years that class 20s have served Britains railways.

DCC Ready. 21-pin decoder required for DCC operation.

£117.95
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Dapol OO Gauge 4D-012-006 BR D6327 Class 22 North British Type 2 Diesel Hydraulic Split Headcode Boxes BR Blue Small Yellow Warning Panels


The BR Class 22 is a type of B-B diesel locomotive designed for the Western Region of BR and built by NBL. The class has been nicknamed the Baby Warship due to their similarity to the D600 Warship locomotive. Fifty seven locomotives were built between 1959 and 1962 and operated in the West of England hauling both passengers and freight. The class was eventually displaced by the more powerful and reliable Hymeks and Warships, exacerbated by the bankruptcy of NBL in 1962 and the consequential lack of spares. By 1971 all had been decommissioned and none survived into preservation. Dapol’s OO model was produced after years of extensive study of plans and drawings and by collaborative work with various locomotive experts.

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Dapol OO Gauge 4D-012-008 BR D6332 Class 22 North British Type 2 Diesel Hydraulic Split Headcode Boxes BR Blue Full Yellow Ends Serif Font Lettering


The BR Class 22 is a type of B-B diesel locomotive designed for the Western Region of BR and built by NBL. The class has been nicknamed the Baby Warship due to their similarity to the D600 Warship locomotive. Fifty seven locomotives were built between 1959 and 1962 and operated in the West of England hauling both passengers and freight. The class was eventually displaced by the more powerful and reliable Hymeks and Warships, exacerbated by the bankruptcy of NBL in 1962 and the consequential lack of spares. By 1971 all had been decommissioned and none survived into preservation. Dapol’s OO model was produced after years of extensive study of plans and drawings and by collaborative work with various locomotive experts.

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Bachmann Branchline OO Gauge 32-442 BR 24137 Class 24/1 Bo-Bo Diesel Locomotive Model BR Blue
New model announced 2013.

When British Railways decided on a 4-character headcode system the diesel locomotive designs being built needed to be revised to accomodate the 4-character display instead of the steam-era disc headcode array. The Derby type 2 design, later class 24, was equiped with a headcode box fitted into the roof end dome of the cab roof. The design revision included other internal equipment changes, creating the first sub-class of 24/1. This style of cab end was continued when the more powerful engine was fitted, creating class 25, but later revised with side fairings over roof-mounted air horns for the 25/1 and subsequent 25s.
This version of the 24 has not been produced previously and provides a further visual variat of the popular and useful Derby type 2.

Bachmanns 24 and 25 models have a heavy diecast chassis and central motor drive to both bogies, with flywheels to maintain smooth running.
24137 is painted in the BR corporate blue livery with TOPS numbers.

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. Length 210mm.

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A detailed model of the North British design type 2 locomotives, in rebuilt condition.

Powered by a centrally mounted motor with drive to all four axles for smooth running the bodyshell is detailed from original drawings and photographic evidence.
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A new issue of the Heljan class 33 locomotives with early body details and liveries.

This model is painted in the BR rail blue livery, but still carrying the pre-TOPS number with D prefix.

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A new issue of the Heljan class 33 locomotives with early body details and liveries.

This model is painted in the BR rail blue livery, but still carrying the pre-TOPS number without the D prefix.

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A detailed model of the BR class 33 Bo-Bo locomotives built for BR Southern region to provide disel power for non-electrified routes. The class always travelled widely on goods services originating within the Southern region, reachining into the Midlands and North Midlands regions as far as Yorkshire. During the 1980s the class were deployed in 3-day rosters covering inter-regional services based on the Portsmouth to Cardiff service, but including services to West Wales, and via the Welsh Marches route to Crewe and Manchester.

Heljans model features a detailed bodyshell allied to a heavy chassis with a centrally-mounted motor driving all four axles.

DCC Ready 8 pin decoder required for DCC operation.

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Heljan OO Gauge 3519 D7064 in BR blue with small yellow warning panels

The most versatile and widespread locomotive type operated by BR Western Region in the 1960's the Heljan Hymek model matches the power and character of the prototype, making it an excellent choice for your principal locomotive or addition to your WR diesel fleet.

Complimenting the excellent body detailing separate optional parts are provided to for bufferbeam detailing.

DCC Ready 8 pin decoder required for DCC operation.

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Heljan OO Gauge 3525 7011 in blue with full yellow ends

A detailed model of BR western region Hymek locomotive D7011 painted in BR rail blue livery with full yellow ends.

The Heljan Hymeks have a heavy diecast chassis block within which is fitted a powerful motor with twin flywheels and drive shafts to both trucks, providing drive to all four axles. This mechanism provides plenty of traction power for hauling realistic trains, even on gradients.
The bodyshell is accurately shaped, recreating the distinctive style of the Hymek locomotives and completed with separately fitted handrails and detailing parts.

DCC Ready. 8 pin decoder required for DCC operation.

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Bachmann Branchline OO 32-482 BR Class 40 97407 Aureol BR Blue Departmental Weathered

A number of redundant class 40 locomotives were taken over by the BR engineers in the mid 1980s to haul trains required for reconstruction work on the West Coast mainline, initially around Crewe. One of these was 40012, named Aureol in connection with the clas 40s early service on the West Coast line after the 1951 Elder Dempster Lines liner. Renumbered into the engineering number series 97407. The continued use of this veteran locomotive resulted in it being saved for preservation.

A superb Bachmann model of the Class 40's that were the first really successful large batch of diesel locomotives running in Britain.

Era 8. DCC and Sound Ready, 21 pin decoder required for DCC operation, sound decoder and speaker required for sound operation. Directional lighting. Internal (cab) lighting. Length 285mm.
Locomotive preserved.

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Bachmann Branchline OO Gauge 32-651A BR 44006 Whernside Derby Type 4 Class 44 1Co-Co1 Diesel Locomotive BR Blue Weathered

These locomotives were among the first high-horsepower diesel locomotives built in Britain, lumbering behemoths which were quickly displaced from express passenger trains to find a niche hauling freight, where their weight was an advantage.

The 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.

This model of 44006 Whernside is painted in the BR corporate blue livery with a weathered finish quite appropriate for these locomotives while working freight trains during the later years of their service lives.

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Bachmann Branchline OO 31-656 Class 47 47256 BR Green Full Yellow Ends (TOPS) Weathered

This model represents one of the class 47s which was still wearing the original two-tone green livery in the early 1970s when BR made a push to rapidly complete the renumbering of the locomotive fleet into the TOPS system. The numbers were applied at depots, with many variations and hybrids resulting.
Western region 47258 was renumbered in December 1973, while based at Bristols' Bath Road shed, but may not have finally received blue paint until a works visit in 1978.

The Bachmann model is powered by a centrally mounted motor with drive to all six axles in both bogies, combined with the diecast chassis block gives plenty of power for hauling scale length trains. The bodyshell has been modelled from full-size locomotives and tooling design allows for many visilbe detail differences between locomotives to be recreated.

DCC Ready. 21 pin decoder required for DCC operation.

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Bachmann Branchline OO Gauge 31-660A BR 47444 University of Nottingham Class 47/4 ETH Equipped Locomotive BR Large Logo Blue Livery

Delivery expected January 2018
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Hornby Railways OO Gauge R3569 BR E5005 Class 71 Southern Region Bo-Bo Electric Locomotive BR Blue

British Railways class 71 locomotives were built to provide electric locomotives for goods and non-electric (eg parcels) services across the third rail electrified areas of the former Southern Railway. Power was collected from the third rail aith an auxiliary pantograph fitted for use in yards, where the third  rail would be a hazard for shunting staff and a flywheel booster set was fitted to provide power while negotiating gaps in the third rail.
While the cass 71s were a successful design a pure-electric locomotive is restricted to routes with electric power available. A new design of electric locomotive (later class 73) equiped with a low-power auxiliary diesel engine provided a far more flexible locomotive able to work away from the third rail for extended periods. The class 71s locomotives were withdrawn from service en-bloc at the end of 1977. One example, E5001, was retained for presevation as part of the national collection.

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Bachmann Branchline OO Gauge BR 85040 Class 85 Electric Loocmotive BR Blue Weathered

One of the early designs of 25kV electric locomotives for the West Coast mainline electrification the AL5 type was built by BR works at Doncaster. Later classified 85 under the TOPS system these were robust and reliable locomotives which had long service lives. Surviving the initial purge of less satisfactory types when the 'second generation' class 87s were built class 85s could still be found in charge of West Coast expresses until the late 1980s.
One of the classic British electric locomotives the 85 will be at home alongside the class 86, 87 and 90 locomotives available from Hornby and Heljan. Hopefully a model of the equally long-lived English Electric AL1/class 81 will follow and maybe the less successful 82, 83 and 84 classes to complete the fleet.

This model is represents the TOPS numbering period from the mid 1970s onwards. Air train brake resovoirs have replaced on of the pantographs and the locomotive now carries the BR rail blue livery with double arrow logo.

Era 7. DCC Ready 21 pin decoder required for DCC operation.

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Hornby Railways OO Gauge R3580 BR 87035 Robert Burns Class 87 Electric Locomotive with Cross Arm Pantograph BR Blue Livery

A new model of the BR class 87 electric locomotives, the last in the line of British Rails first generation electric locomotives built for the speeding-up of West Coast route Anglo-Scottish services, offering a maximum speed of 110mph. Class 87 locomotives were also fitted for multiple working, allowing two locomotives to haul heavy overnight express freight and Freightliner container trains in addition to the few overnight and sleeper passenger trains. Although initially entering service unnamed the class were later given names, mostly associated with the West Coast route, the North of England and/or Scotland.
This model is painted in the initial plain blue livery of the 1970s and early 80s as 87035 Robert Burns.

The Class 87 locomotive design resulted from a requirement for a more powerful mixed traffic electrical locomotive by British Rail, needed to cope with the route gradients of the West Coast Main Line between Weaver Junction and Glasgow. Electrification had been newly authorised over this section in 1970 and was scheduled for completion by May 1974, leaving little time to design a completely new locomotive from scratch and so British Rail decided to base the new class on the existing Class 86 locomotives.

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Hornby Railways OO Gauge R3582 BR 87010 King Arthur Class 87 Electric Locomotive with Cross Arm Pantograph InterCity Executive Livery with Single Arm Pantograph

A new model of the BR class 87 electric locomotives, the last in the line of British Rails first generation electric locomotives built for the speeding-up of West Coast route Anglo-Scottish services, offering a maximum speed of 110mph. Class 87 locomotives were also fitted for multiple working, allowing two locomotives to haul heavy overnight express freight and Freightliner container trains in addition to the few overnight and sleeper passenger trains. Although initially entering service unnamed the class were later given names, mostly associated with the West Coast route, the North of England and/or Scotland.
This model is finished in the InterCity Executive 'raspberry ripple' livery, applied from the mid-80s to locomotives employed on express passenger services. The locomotive also carries the later single arm Stone Faiveley High Speed pantograph.

The Class 87 locomotive design resulted from a requirement for a more powerful mixed traffic electrical locomotive by British Rail, needed to cope with the route gradients of the West Coast Main Line between Weaver Junction and Glasgow. Electrification had been newly authorised over this section in 1970 and was scheduled for completion by May 1974, leaving little time to design a completely new locomotive from scratch and so British Rail decided to base the new class on the existing Class 86 locomotives.

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Bachmann Branchline OO Gauge 32-289 BR 2-car Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit DMU Refurbished White & Blue Livery.
Release expected October 2016

The Metropolitan-Cammel class 101 DMU trains were developed from some of the earliest experimental light-weight units and had long service lives, being among the last types to be withdrawn. During the early 1980s, after over 20 years in service, BR recognised that the DMU trains were becoming very shabby and units which were planned to be retained in service for another 10 years or more required a through facelift. A refurbishing scheme was devised, addressing many recurring maintenance faults which had been discovered as the trains aged and fitting a complete new interior to enhance the passenger environment. Refurbished trains were given a new livery, replacing the austere overall blue with bright white, relieved with a broad blue stripe below the window line.

Bachmanns' model is highly detailed, featuring full interior and powered by a motor bogie, mostly hidden within the guards' and luggage compartment at the inner end of the motor car. The weight of this motor unit is sufficient to allow for a couple of extra cars to be hauled when necessary.

Era 7. 21-pin decoder required for DCC operation.

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Bachmann Branchline OO Gauge 31-325A.BR Cravens Class 105 2 Car Diesel Multiple Unit BR Blue Weathered Finish.

Constructed by Sheffield train builders Cravens in response to BR orders for diesel multiple units these units had a distinctive 2-window front end. The units were quickly pressed into suburban service around London, a service for which the design had not been intended, but proved highly successful. Although the design was not perpetuated Cravens built a quality product and the units ran into the 1980s, outlasting many other builders trains.

One 2-car set is preserved, having delivered many more years of reliable service in preservation and with a secure future ahead.

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Bachmann Branchline OO 36-501 BR Class 117 Three Car DMU BR Blue & Grey
Price to be advised.
We are taking pre-orders for this new DMU unit from Bachmann. Please use the 'Click and Collect' payment option from the drop-down menu of the payments screen, we will contact you to advise our sell price and arrange payment when the trains are due to be released.

Built between 1959 and 1961 at Pressed Steels' Linwood Works in Scotland the class 117 DMUs were initially allocated to British Railways Western Region. The units were formed of Driving Motor Brake Second (DMBS), Trailer Composite with Lavatory (TCL) and a Driving Motor Second (DMS) cars with 42 each of the DMBS and DMS motor cars built along with 39 trailers, allowing a float of motor cars for maintenance. Used predominantly as 3-car units, initial workings were on suburban services out of London Paddington and in Cornwall. When additional capacity was required the units coupld be coupled together and coupled to other types of unit using the BR standard Blue Square multiple unit control system, with all power units under control of the driver in the leading cab. The Blue Square system was fitted to the class 101 and 108 units also produced by Bachmann.
After many years of service on the Western Region the class 117 units were included in the refurbishment programme which saw most of the fleet upgraded between 1974 and 1984. A number of refurbished unit moved away from the Western region to replace older designs in other parts of the country. Some units travelling as far as Scotland. Following the sectorisation or British Rail operations the reamining London based units were allocated to the Network South East buiness sector until displaced by the new 'Networker Turbo' class 165/6 DMUs. Units still in gereally good condition were reallocated to the Provincial Services business, later named Regional Railways.
The first units were retired in 1995 and many later withdrawn units were purchased for heritage railways.

This set is painted in the British Rail blue & grey livery, generally applied to give the DMU fleet a brighter image following refurbishment.
Era 7 1971-1982

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Bachmann Branchline OO 36-526 BR Class 121 Single Car DMU BR Blue & Grey
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Derived from the Pressed Steel class 117 units the single car class 121 unit was a Driving Motor Brake Second (DMBS) car with a second driving cab at what would otherwise be the inner or luggage van end. 16 cars were built, primarily for the Western region, operating a number of branch lines along the Thames valley, in the Bristol area and throughout Devon and Cornwall. A number of single-cab trailer cars were also built, using the same bodyshell as the class 117 DMS, which allowed the train capacity to be increased when needed. The class 121 units featured the standard BR Blue Square multiple control system, so class 121 cars could be added to other DMU trains. A DMBS could be used as a stand in for a motor car on a three-car set and in later years the trailers were often paired with motor cars from other DMU classes to make 2-car units.
The class 121 units were put through the refurbishment programme in the early 1980s, receiving new interiors and flourescent lighting along with the brighter blue and grey livery. Cars operating in the London and Thames Valley areas joined Network South East on sectorisation, while withdrawn cars were often put to new uses for driver training and route learning, video infrastructure surveying and Sandite spraying (Sandite is an adhesion-improving substance). Two units are still in service with Chiltern Railways, one with Network rail and eight have been preserved.

This car is painted in the British Rail blue and grey livery applied to units as they were put through the refurbishment programme.
Era 7 1971-1982
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A highly detailed model of the Gloucster RCW built BR class 128 diesel parcels multiple unit.
Heljan have promissed detailing on this model with greatly improved depth, including full underframe detail, described as including the fan at the back of the radiator being visible.

DCC Ready. 21-pin 4-function decoder required for DCC operation.

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A highly detailed model of Gloucester RCW built BR class 128 diesel parcels unit W55993 as running in the later BR corporate blue livery. The corridor connections were rarely used and headcodes discontinued in the 1970s, so in later years these were removed from the Western region parcels cars, gangway doors plated over and marker lights fitted.

The GWR built two of their streamlined diesel railcars for express parcels services in the London and Reading areas.
When the new BR standard design units were built these Gloucester single units were built for the same express parcels services. Allocated to the Western and Midland regions the parcels units could be operated alone, coupled in multiple with other DMUs, including passenger-carrying units. Fitted with 2 Leyland Albion engines of 230bhp a single car could also haul a trailing load of up to 64 tons. Often one bogie van (BG or GUV, loaded about 40 tons) was hauled, with capacity for an extra 4-wheel van when needed.

DCC Ready. 21-pin 4-function decoder required for DCC operation.

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A highly detailed model of Gloucester RCW built BR class 128 diesel parcels unit M55995 as running in the later BR corporate blue livery with Express Parcels lettering. The corridor connections were rarely used and headcodes discontinued in the 1970s, so in later years these were removed from the Western region parcels cars, gangway doors plated over and marker lights fitted.

The GWR built two of their streamlined diesel railcars for express parcels services in the London and Reading areas.
When the new BR standard design units were built these Gloucester single units were built for the same express parcels services. Allocated to the Western and Midland regions the parcels units could be operated alone, coupled in multiple with other DMUs, including passenger-carrying units. Fitted with 2 Leyland Albion engines of 230bhp a single car could also haul a trailing load of up to 64 tons. Often one bogie van (BG or GUV, loaded about 40 tons) was hauled, with capacity for an extra 4-wheel van when needed.

DCC Ready. 21-pin 4-function decoder required for DCC operation.

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A highly detailed model of Gloucester RCW built BR class 128 diesel parcels unit M55990 painted in the corporate blue livery with small warning panels added to the ends. These cars built for the Midand region services did not have end gangways, allowing a central four-character headcode box to be fitted.

The GWR built two of their streamlined diesel railcars for express parcels services in the London and Reading areas.
When the new BR standard design units were built these Gloucester single units were built for the same express parcels services. Allocated to the Western and Midland regions the parcels units could be operated alone, coupled in multiple with other DMUs, including passenger-carrying units. Fitted with 2 Leyland Albion engines of 230bhp a single car could also haul a trailing load of up to 64 tons. Often one bogie van (BG or GUV, loaded about 40 tons) was hauled, with capacity for an extra 4-wheel van when needed.

DCC Ready. 21-pin 4-function decoder required for DCC operation.

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Bachmann Branchline OO Gauge 31-238A BR 1122 Class 205 2H Diesel Electric Multiple Unit BR Blue No Headlight Weathered Finish.
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Bachmann Branchline OO Gauge 31-491 BR Unit 7010 4-BEP 4 Car EMU BR Blue & Grey

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 formations

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Bachmann Branchline OO Gauge 31-391 BR 6062 Class 414 2-HAP EMU Electric Multiple Unit Train BR Blue & Grey

New model announced 2016. Pricing and delivery to be advised.

An excellent choice by Bachmann to expand the range of Southern electric units.
The 2-car 2-HAP units comprised a motor coach almost identical to the 2-EPB motor coach, coupled to a lavatory composite trailer car. Provided with first class accomodation and a toilet the HAP units were better suited for longer outer suburban services.
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Bachmann Branchline OO Gauge 31-380 2EPB 2 Car Suburban Electric Multiple Unit Train BR Blue & Grey Livery with Network South East Markings

The EPB units were the mainstay of the Southern region electric network for many years. This 2-car version is ideal for modelling the third rail system passenger services in a small space.

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.

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