We are expecting a delivery of several new Class 37s at the start of next month, make sure you don’t miss out and place your orders for your models at your nearest Bachmann stockist now.
Two Graham Farish N scale Class 37s will form part of the arrival, with them carrying the Railfreight Distribution livery and DRS livery respectively for the first time in this range. Both models feature directional lighting, nose aerial and accessory pack to add your desired detail.
- 371-470 – Class 37/0 No. 37068 ‘Grainflow’ in BR Railfreight Distribution, Split Headcode
- 371-471 – Class 37/0 No. 37261 in DRS (Direct Rail Services)
Above: 371-470 – Class 37/0 No. 37068 ‘Grainflow’ in BR Railfreight Distribution, Split Headcode
Above: 371-471 – Class 37/0 No. 37261 in DRS (Direct Rail Services)
Built in the 1960s, the Class 37s was ordered by British Rail as part of their modernisation plan. They became a familiar sight on the railways of Britain, covering both freight and passenger duties. Today, Tractors (a nickname given due to their engine sound) can still be seen working in liveries such as Europhoenix, DRS and Colas Rail.
The delivery will also see the arrival of one of our most highly anticipated Branchline OO scale models, Class 37 No. 37099 ‘Merl Evans’ in Colas Rail, Split Headcode (32-789). The model is a replica of the Class 37 locomotive we named in December 2016 in tribute to Merl Evans. To produce an accurate model of the locomotive we have produced a modified nose end to reposition the high intensity headlight. The model also features both interior and directional lighting and of course, the Merl Evans name plate.
Above: 32-789 – Class 37 ‘Merl Evans’ No. 37099 in Colas Rail, Split Headcode
Merl, who sadly passed away in 2016, retired from Bachmann in Summer 2014. He was instrumental in the development of the company’s large portfolio of OO scale locomotives and rolling stock for over 20 years and was an eloquent ambassador not only for Bachmann, but the entire model railway industry. A donation from the sale of each model will be made to LOROS, the chosen charity of Merl’s family. LOROS provides hospice care in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and further details can be found on their website.