Further Bachmann exclusive diesel joins KMRC fleet

31 October 2022
Kernow Model Rail Centre's latest commission sees 37401 ‘The Royal Scotsman’ in Royal Claret EWS selected for new tooling.

Kernow Model Rail Centre has revealed its latest commission from Bachmann – 37401 The Royal Scotsman in Pristine Royal Claret EWS livery, with central headcode panels. The locomotive has the following features: plated headcode panels fitted with sealed beam marker lights, top centre lamp brackets, NRN ariels, nose-mounted ETH, high-intensity headlights, removed bufferbeam valances, coupling bash plates, oval buffers, original windscreens, English Electric cantrail grilles, welded boiler roof, plated boiler port and safety valves, sealed water filler door and plated access steps, fabricated bogies, slow speed control, twin fuel tanks with ex-water tank gauges plated over, plus electronic fuel gauge and tank joining pipe.

The KMRC exclusive is available in three formats, with standard DCC-ready versions at £244.95 with a Plux22 DCC decoder (The recommended decoder is Bachmann item 36-570). Meanwhile sound-fitted models are to be priced at £344.95, are pre-fitted with a Zimo MS450P22 decoder, while sound-fitted deluxe models are to be priced at £374.95, featuring the new motorised fan system.

The sound-fitted deluxe specification includes windscreen glazing that has been treated with a specialist technique to replicate the tinting seen on the prototype.

The versions available now are as below:

  • 35-335Y Bachmann Class 37/4 Diesel 37 401 The Royal Scotsman in Royal Claret EWS livery. DCC Ready.
  • 35-335YASF Bachmann Class 37/4 Diesel 37 401 The Royal Scotsman in Royal Claret EWS livery. DCC SOUND FITTED.
  • 35-335YSFX Bachmann Class 37/4 Diesel 37 401 The Royal Scotsman in Royal Claret EWS livery. DCC SOUND FITTED DELUXE

Chris Trerise, Managing Director, said, “We are pleased to announce the next in our growing range of Exclusive Class 37s based on the all-new tooling, high specification Bachmann models. The Royal Claret EWS livery is especially striking.”

Kernow Model Rail Centre Class 37

Locomotive history

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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 D6948 in February 1965. Under the TOPS numbering system, it was renumbered as 37268 in February 1974. It was rebuilt as a 37/4 in June 1984 emerging as 37401 in BR blue large logo livery and allocated to Eastfield. While allocated to Eastfield it was named Mary Queen of Scots on November 4, 1985 at Linlithgow, and was repainted into Intercity Mainline livery in August 1988. In June 1999 it was transferred into the ownership of EWS and initially based at Toton. Following repainting into EWS Royal Claret livery it was renamed The Royal Scotsman on March 31, 2001, as depicted by this KMRC Exclusive model.

37401 was initially withdrawn from service in October 2010 before being sold and relocated to Barrow Hill where it has subsequently been returned to BR blue large logo livery, carrying the name Mary Queen of Scots from January 2014 once again. Kernow Model Rail Centre's detailed model in OO gauge is being produced by Bachmann and is of the all-new 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 – all illuminate as desired. Each model is supplied with a full set of decorated, model-specific bufferbeam pipework and accessory parts.

To place an order, visit the Kernow Model Rail Centre website, or visit its Camborne or Guildford stores.

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