Graham Farish announces production of the iconic LMS ‘Twins’

07 February 2024
The ‘Twins’, Nos. 10000 and 10001, were the first mainline diesel locomotives built in Britain, and this iconic duo is now reproduced in N scale for the first time.

Claiming an impressive specification, the new Graham Farish model includes a coreless motor with twin flywheels driving all axles, al-wheel electrical pick-up, a Next18 DCC decoder interface and pre-fitted speaker, and sound fitted options for every model.

The models are fitted with working headcode marker lights at each end, with the option to select either passenger or freight headcodes – with additional headcodes available when used on DCC. Cab lights are also available to DCC users whilst the directional lights can be turned off at each end when operated on both DCC and Analogue Control. 

The ‘Twins’ operated between 1947 and 1966 and the Graham Farish models depict both locomotives at various points in their careers, including the modifications that were made when the pair were trailed on the Southern Region – the fitting of two additional lamp brackets and marker lights at each end. Water scoops were also fitted later on, and this is another option catered for on these new N scale models. 

372-910 LMS 10000 LMS Black & Silver
372-910SF LMS 10000 LMS Black & Silver

372-911 LMS 10001 Black & Silver
372-911SF LMS 10001 Black & Silver

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372-916 LMS 10000 BR Lined Green (Late Crest)
372-916SF LMS 10000 BR Lined Green (Late Crest)

372-917 LMS 10001 BR Lined Green (Late Crest)
372-917SF LMS 10001 BR Lined Green (Late Crest)

372-918 LMS 10001 BR Green (Small Yellow Panels)
372-918SF LMS 10001 BR Green (Small Yellow Panels)

Full specification:

  • Coreless, twin shaft motor with two flywheels providing drive to both bogies
  • All axle drive
  • Electrical pickup from all wheels
  • Separate metal bearings fitted to each axle
  • Diecast metal chassis block
  • Gearing arranged for prototypical running speeds and haulage capabilities
  • 9mm (N gauge) wheels to NEM310 standards with authentic profile and detailing
  • Removable coupling pockets to NEM355 standards fitted to each bogie
  • Designed to operate on curves of second radius (263.5mm) or greater
  • Bogies constructed from multiple components featuring full relief detail, including separately
  • fitted metal sand pipes
  • Separately applied underframe and roof detail components
  • Separate lamp irons fitted to each nose
  • Detailed cab interior
  • Each model supplied with a full set of model-specific bufferbeam pipework and accessory parts
  • Directional lighting, switchable on/off at either end on DCC or Analogue control
  • Passenger/Freight mode, switchable on Analogue control and with additional configurations
  • available when used on DCC
  • Cab lighting, switchable on/off (leading end, when used on DCC only)
  • Authentic light colours and temperatures selected for each model based on era and application
  • Next18 DCC decoder interface
  • Speaker installed in all models for optimum sound reproduction
  • Zimo MS590N18 DCC Sound Decoder fitted to sound fitted versions
  • Sound files produced specifically for the Graham Farish LMS 10000/10001 using recordings
  • from real locomotives
  • Sound fitted models operate on DCC and Analogue control as supplied

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