Class 9F Arrives at Bachmann

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A recent arrival to our Branchline OO range is our model of our BR Standard Class 9F No. 92211 in BR Black livery with Late Crest (32-860). This highly detailed model includes features such as etched smoke deflectors, sprung buffers and removable coal loads with coal space modelled beneath.

The last of the British Railways Standard Class locomotives to be designed by Riddles was the 9F heavy freight loco. It was one of the most powerful steam locomotive types ever constructed in Britain and successfully performed its intended duties. At various times during the 1950s, the 9Fs worked passenger trains with great success, demonstrating the versatility of the design.

Above: Front view of the BR Standard Class 9F No. 92211 in BR Black livery with Late Crest (32-860)

No. 92220 ‘Evening Star’ was the very last steam locomotive to be built for British Railways, emerging from Swindon Works on 18th March 1960Withdrawals of the 9Fs began in 1964, with the final locomotives removed from service in 1968. Several examples have been preserved, including ‘Evening Star’.

Above: Rear view of the BR Standard Class 9F No. 92211 in BR Black livery with Late Crest (32-86)

Suitable with most of our wagons from the same period (1957 – 1966 British Railway Late Crest, Era 5), a classic combination for the 9F would be the 16T Mineral Wagons with variations in our range including:

  • 37-225H, 16 Ton Mineral Wagon in BR Grey (weathered) livery with top flap doors
  • 37-253B, 16 Ton Steel Mineral Wagon in BR Grey (weathered) livery
  • 37-239, Triple Pack 16 Ton Steel Mineral Wagon in BR Grey (weathered) livery

Visit your local Bachmann stockist to purchase your BR Standard Class 9F.

Featured on the front cover the Bachmann Collectors Club official magazine, The Bachmann Times, is our latest Limited Edition club model, a OO scale BR Standard Class 9F No. 92214 ‘Central Star/Leicester City’ in BR Lined Green, Late Crest livery (32-851K). Priced at £189.95, just 504 models have been produced with each one complete with a certificate of authenticity. This model is available for Bachmann Club members to purchase by calling the Club office on 01455 245565 or by visiting the Collectors Club website. Watch the locomotive in action below!

If you would like to sign up to our Collectors Club to be able to purchase models from our limited edition range then please visit the official website or call the Club office on 01455 245 565. Over the course of the 12-month membership, not only will you be granted access to the Members Lounge at the Alexandra Palace (March) and Warley (November) shows, but you will also receive:

  • Four copies of our quarterly magazine ‘Bachmann Times’ 
  • A Graham Farish or Bachmann Branchline catalogue*
  • The chance to purchase exclusive limited edition models and merchandise
  • A specially commisioned calendar
  • A membership card and keyring
  • A highly collectable wagon

*Please note you will receive the next catalogue to be published following your application.