For this week’s Product Highlight, we will once again be returning to the Graham Farish range of N Scale models as we focus on another Graham Farish returnee, the British Rail Standard Class 5MT steam locomotive.
As with all Graham Farish locomotives, there is a large amount of detail present on these small models, including separate metal handrails on both the body of the locomotive and the tender, brass whistle and safety valve, and pipework running underneath the footplate between the cab and the injectors on the boiler. The individual gauges and controls inside the cab are moulded and decorated.
These models have also undergone several technical upgrades, with the driving wheels featuring electrical pickups and separate metal bearings. The tender wheels also feature electrical pickups. Alongside these features, the models all share the following aspects in common:
- Accessory Pack
- NEM Coupling Pockets
- Powerful Coreless Motor
- Loco-drive Mechanism
- Rear driving wheels fitted with traction tyres – additional tyres available as item No. 379-424
- Speaker Fitted
- Equipped with a Next18 DCC Decoder Socket – Recommend Decoder item No. 36-567B
SOUND FITTED versions of these models are also available. These models feature a Zimo MS590N18 DCC Sound Decoder that has been programmed with an exclusive sound project containing over 25 functions.
The SOUND FITTED models may also be used on Analogue DC layouts, where normal-load running sounds, acceleration steam chuff sounds and many other automatic and randomised sounds are produced when power is applied.
372-727A(SF) – BR Standard 5MT with BR1B Tender 73109 BR Lined Black (Early Emblem)
Our first model is 372-727A, which depicts BR Standard 5MT No. 73109 decorated in BR’s pristine lined black livery with the early BR emblem. The locomotive is coupled to a BR1B Tender. A SOUND FITTED version of this model is available under product code 372-727ASF.
372-729(SF) – BR Standard 5MT with BR1 Tender 73050 BR Lined Black (Late Crest)
Our next model is 372-729, which is BR Standard 5MT No. 73050 painted in pristine BR lined black livery with the late BR crest. This locomotive is attached to a BR1 Tender. The SOUND FITTED version is available as product code 372-729SF.
372-729A(SF) – BR Standard 5MT with BR1 Tender 73006 BR Lined Black (Late Crest)
The next model is 372-729A, depicting BR Standard 5MT No. 73006 which is also in pristine BR lined black livery with the late BR crest. The locomotive is coupled to a BR1 Tender. The SOUND FITTED version is available as product code 372-729ASF.
372-730(SF) – BR Standard 5MT with BR1C Tender 73065 BR Lined Black (Early Emblem)
The penultimate model is 372-730, which is BR Standard 5MT No. 73065 painted in BR lined black livery with the early BR emblem. This locomotive is attached to a BR1C Tender. A SOUND FITTED version is available as product code 372-730SF.
372-728SF – BR Standard 5MT with BR1 Tender 73049 BR Lined Green (Late Crest)
The final model is 372-728SF, which is BR Standard 5MT No. 73049 decorated in BR’s pristine lined green livery with the late crest. The locomotive is coupled to a BR1 Tender. This model is only available with SOUND FITTED and unlike the other 5MT models above, has not yet arrived with retailers but will be hitting shelves in September.
Most of these models are already available from retailers, so head to the Bachmann Europe website where you can find more information. Once you’ve selected your models, get in touch with your nearest retailer to pre-order yours!
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