In our latest post, we look at one of our area sales representative’s exclusive models, Class 47 No. 47727 ‘Rebecca’ in Colas Rail livery (32-816NF). This model is joined by other classmates in the collection, such as ‘Sir Daniel Gooch‘ and the ‘City of Truro‘. Due for imminent release, the model is available to order from any Bachmann retailer in the home counties of:
- East Sussex
- Greater London
Above: Class 47 No. 47727 ‘Rebecca’ in Colas Rail livery (32-816NF)
Built as D1629, the locomotive emerged from Crewe Works in 1964 in the then new two-tone green livery. Over the next 40 years of work, it received another three running numbers along with six different liveries.In 2007 Colas Rail acquired the locomotive and it was named ‘Rebecca’ at Eastleigh works in the same year.
Our model carries the recognisable yellow and orange colours of Colas Rail and comes complete with etched name-plates. Alterations have since been made to the real loco including livery alterations, the fitting of oval buffers and roof modifications. 47727 has now been in service with Colas for over 10 years and our model portrays the locomotive in its original Colas livery.