Bachmann Branchline model of Standard 4MT No. 76084 meets its Prototype Inspiration
On Tuesday 18th October 2022 Bachmann Europe visited the North Norfolk Railway to present a model of resident BR Standard 4MT 2-6-0 No. 76084 to the locomotive owning group. The presentation took place at Sheringham station with the model accepted by Richard Bonnett, Director of the 76084 Locomotive Company Limited.
No. 76084 was outshopped in 1957 and operated across the north west of England until withdrawal in December 1967. Moving to Woodham Brothers Scrapyard in Barry the following year, the locomotive languished there for more than 14 years and after unsuccessful attempts, was finally saved for preservation and left Barry in 1983 after being purchased privately. After acquiring the loco from the previous owner’s estate in 1997, the 76084 Locomotive Company Limited was formed and the group embarked on restoring the Standard 4MT to running condition for the first time since withdrawal in 1967. Some 16 years later and following completion of her restoration by the North Norfolk Railway, No. 76084 returned to steam in 2013 and has been a stalwart of NNR services ever since. The locomotive’s ten year boiler ticket has just been extended by 14 months to the end of 2023, at which time a full overhaul will be required before the loco can be steamed again.
The Bachmann Branchline OO scale model of No. 76084 (item No. 32-954A) is available from Bachmann stockists now. The model can also be purchased from the 76084 Locomotive Company’s website (www.standard4.com) as well as the North Norfolk Railway’s Sheringham Station Shop and proceeds from these sales will support the upcoming overhaul of the locomotive.