Class 37 exclusive for KMRC

07 October 2022
Model shop receives limited-edition run of large logo English Electric Type 3.

Kernow Model Rail Centre has announced an exclusive model of Bachmann's OO gauge Class 37/0, as 37012 Loch Rannoch in BR large logo livery.

The KMRC Exclusive model features the following specific detail variations: Pristine BR blue large logo livery, split headcode boxes fitted with marker lights, corner handrails, round Scottish car headlamp, bufferbeam without valance and oval buffers, original windscreen, English Electric cantrail grills, rivetted boiler roof with double row of rivets, original open boiler port and safety valves, sealed water filler door and plated access steps, fabricated bogies, original speedo drive and mileage counter, original water and fuel tanks and filler valve.

The KMRC Exclusive class 37 is available in three formats, with standard DCC-ready versions, £244.95 with a Plux22 DCC decoder (The recommended decoder is Bachmann 36-570). Sound-fitted models, £344.95, are pre-fitted with a Zimo MS450P22 DCC decoder, while the sound-fitted Deluxe format, £374.95, features the new motorised fan system.

In addition, the sound-fitted Deluxe specification includes windscreen glazing that has been treated with a specialist technique to replicate the tinting seen on the prototype.KMRC Class 37012 Loch Rannoch


The versions available now are:

  • (35-301Y) Bachmann Class 37/0 Diesel Loco 37 012 ‘Loch Rannoch’ in BR Large Logo livery. DCC ready.
  • (35-301YASF) Bachmann Class 37/0 Diesel Loco 37 012 ‘Loch Rannoch’ in BR Large Logo livery. DCC sound-fitted.
  • (35-301YSFX) Bachmann Class 37/0 Diesel Loco 37 012 ‘Loch Rannoch’ in BR Large Logo livery. DCC sound-fitted Deluxe.

Chris Trerise, Managing Director, said: “We are pleased to announce our second exclusive Class 37 based on the all-new tooling, high specification, Bachmann model as 37012 Loch Rannoch in her BR blue large logo livery complete with working Scottish style car headlamp fitted.”

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The English Electric Type three, later Class 37 locomotive was built at the English Electric Vulcan Works and entered service as D6712 in March 1961. Under the TOPS numbering system, it was renumbered as 37012 in February 1974. It was initially allocated to Stratford depot and subsequently worked from Thornaby, Gateshead and March before being allocated to Eastfield in January 1981. Whilst allocated to Eastfeild it was named Loch Rannoch at Fort William on March 31, 1982. It was fitted with a headlight in December 1985 and carried the name until June 1986.

Following transfer to Tinsley in July 1989, it unofficially carried the name Derwent between September 1989 and November 1990. After periods working from Cardiff, Bristol Bath Road and periods in storage it was withdrawn in December 1999.

The Kernow Model Rail Centre Exclusive detailed model in OO gauge is being produced by Bachmann. The model uses the all-new Bachmann Class 37 tooling with die-cast chassis block housing a five-pole, twin-shaft motor with two flywheels providing drive to all axles. Rotating radiator fans are driven by an independent motor and gearbox (sound-fitted deluxe version), operated via a DCC function.

The body includes many separately applied metal detail parts, such as: grab handles, windscreen wipers, etched fan grilles and sprung metal buffers. The dual fitted speaker system returns, offering authentic sound reproduction and this is pre-fitted to every model, while the Class 37 features a new ‘Yard Light’ mode, allowing red taillights and/or marker lights to be displayed at both ends of the locomotive when operating on DCC. Using the model on DCC also provides cab lighting and engine room lights at the push of a button, while analogue operation sees marker lights, tail lights and headlights – where applicable – illuminate as desired. Each model is supplied with a full set of decorated, model-specific bufferbeam pipework and accessory parts.

Models can be purchased by visiting the KMRC stores in Guildford or Camborne, or via its website.

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Thanks John, updated.

Posted by Howard Smith on Tue 11 Oct 14:28:21

Think it might have been 6712 as 6912 had front panel headcode. 6712 had box headcodes.

Posted by John Perkins on Fri 07 Oct 15:05:58