Original Sulzer Type 2s head Graham Farish’s 2009 plans.
THE ‘N’ GAUGE range of model railway items produced by Graham Farish is to be supplemented very shortly with the addition of a brand new model of the BR Class 24 diesel locomotive.
The tooling work on the loco, which is to incorporate a six-pin DCC decoder socket and directional lighting, has already been completed meaning the model could be made available within a couple of months. Other features include NEM coupling pockets, a detailed cab interior and separate headcode discs. Chassis variations are also being taken account of with detail differences in the underframe and sandboxes. Three colour schemes will form the introductory releases: D5013 in BR green, D5085 in BR two-tone green and 24035 in BR corporate blue. The Class 24 will have a recommended retail price of £79.95.
Other re-liveries to report on diesel and electric traction and rolling stock include a Class 31 in BR green (D5672), Class 60 in Loadhaul (60059), Class 66 in DRS/Malcolm Rail, Class 52 in BR green (D1035) and the Class 90 in Freightliner green (90046).
There is plenty of multiple unit activity to report as well with the Class 108 to be offered in three-car configuration. The Class 158 is set to receive Northern Rail and East Midlands Trains liveries, whilst the Class 170 ‘Turbostar’ is additionally to be provided in the green and black colours of London Midland. A Class 150 finished in original Provincial sector paint with ‘sprinter’ pictogram is also presented as part of a train set. A new range of buses (including a Leyland National) and cars is also in the process of being introduced as part of an expanded Scenecraft range, which is also to see the addition of a cement works, brewery and more diesel depot ancillary structures.
Parent company, Bachmann says that further items will be announced when the tooling is completed on these projects as the year progresses. We can also expect to see more items turned out in the colours of recently formed or rebranded companies such as DB Schenker (formerly EWS) and National Express East Coast.