Our latest video features the Branchline OO scale Class 3F Tank ‘Jinty’ No. 7365 in LMS Black livery (32-227DS). This highly detailed model, which has just arrived in our warehouse and is now on its way to Bachmann stockists, features a new chassis, sprung buffers and factory fitted sound. As with all of our factory fitted sound models, in both N & OO scale, the sound features on this Jinty locomotive are not only restricted to DCC layouts. A selected range of sound effects will play on an analogue layout bringing a new level of realism to your model railway – whether it’s DCC or Analogue controlled. Watch our video below to hear the full range of sounds available when using the model on DCC!
The origins of this design can be traced back to the Midland Railway’s engineer S.W. Johnson. After the formation of the London Midland & Scottish Railway, their own engineer Sir Henry Fowler developed this successful design and provided the company with an improved locomotive. A total of 422 Jintys were built between 1924 and 1931. So many were required that the LMS employed sub contractors, such as Vulcan, Bagnall and Hunslet to help with the production orders.
The locomotives were versatile, at home shunting in stations, yards and exchange sidings as well as on trip workings. They could also be found on passenger services and several saw service on LMS stock. The design was very successful and the locomotives remained in service until the mid 1950s when new diesel shunters were introduced. The number of locomotives gradually declined with the last of the class withdrawn in 1967. 10 locos have been preserved.
Above: Class 3F Tank ‘Jinty’ No. 7365 in LMS Black livery (32-227DS)
This model joins two other classmates in the Branchline OO scale range, with No. 47673 currently available in BR Black weathered livery with Late Crest (32-235) and No. 47619 in British Railways Black livery (32-236) which is due for release in the coming months – keep an eye out on our homepage for further updates.