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Bachmann 32-492 Class 40 Disc Headcode 40039 BR Green (Full Yellow Ends) [W]

Bachmann 32-492 Class 40 Disc Headcode 40039 BR Green (Full Yellow Ends) [W]

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Bachmann 32-492 Class 40 Disc Headcode 40039 BR Green (Full Yellow Ends) [W]

The Class 40 Diesel Locomotive has long been a highlight of the Bachmann Branchline OO scale fleet, and for 2023 this popular model has been upgraded to bring you more features than ever before. Finished in BR Green livery with Full Yellow Ends we have No. 40039, a Class 40 with disc headcodes which has received its TOPS number, but still carries BR Green livery. The work-worn condition of the prototype is replicated on this Branchline model using complex weathering and fading techniques.

With the DCC decoder interface upgraded to Plux22; new lighting features and enhanced speaker arrangements have also been employed on the Class 40 to enhance the operating experience. On track the model has a mighty presence, just like the real locomotives and, with its five pole, twin flywheel motor powering all six driving wheels, you can be sure of a performance to match too. This Class 40’s good looks are enriched by the superb livery application using true-to-prototype colours, fonts and logos to produce a model fit for any collection.

 

  • Bachmann Branchline OO Scale
  • Era 7
  • Weathered BR Green (Full Yellow Ends) livery
  • Running No. 40039
  • Equipped with a Plux22 DCC Decoder Socket – recommended Decoder item No. 36-570A
  • Length 285mm

 

DETAIL VARIATIONS SPECIFIC TO THIS MODEL

  • Disc Headcodes (Discs supplied in the Accessory Pack)
  • Nose-Top Handrails
  • Nose-Corner Handrails
  • Stones Boiler Port on Roof with Blank Fitted
  • Cantrail Grilles Arranged as appropriate to a locomotive with a Stones Boiler
  • Rectangular Boiler Access Panel
  • Fitted with Multiple Working Equipment
  • Etched Frost Grilles (optional part supplied in the Accessory Pack)

 

BACHMANN BRANCHLINE CLASS 40 SPECIFICATION

MECHANISM:

  • Five pole, twin shaft motor with two flywheels providing drive to both bogies
  • Authentic 1Co-Co1 drive arrangement with six axle drive
  • Electrical pickup from all twelve driving wheels
  • Separate metal bearings fitted to each driven axle
  • Gearing arranged for prototypical running speeds and haulage capabilities
  • 16.5mm (OO gauge) wheels to NEM310 & NEM311 standards with authentic profile and detailing
  • NEM coupling pockets to NEM362 standards integrated into each bogie
  • Designed to operate on curves of second radius (438mm) or greater

DETAILING:

  • Bogies fitted with separate steps and sandboxes
  • Rotating radiator fan (un-motorised)
  • Separately applied metal detail parts, including grab handles, sand pipes and etched fan grilles
  • Sprung buffers
  • Pre-fitted driver in one cab
  • Each model is pre-fitted with a full set of decorated, model-specific buffer beam pipework and accessory parts

LIGHTING:

  • Directional lighting, including headlights and high intensity headlights where applicable, switchable on/off at either end on DCC or Analogue control
  • Cab lighting*, assigned to two DCC functions for separate switching of each
  • Authentic light colours and temperatures selected for each model based on era and application

DCC:

  • Plux22 DCC decoder interface

SOUND:

  • Two quality speakers employed for optimum sound reproduction, fitted to every model as standard
  • ESU Loksound V5DCC Sound Decoder fitted to SOUND FITTED versions
  • Sound files produced specifically for the Bachmann Branchline Class 40 using recordings from real locomotives
  • SOUND FITTED models operate on DCC and Analogue control as supplied. On Analogue, an authentic engine start up sequence and running sounds are produced when power is applied

LIVERY APPLICATION:

  • Authentic liveries applied to all models
  • Multiple paint applications employed on each model using BR and corporate specification colours
  • Logos, numerals and text added as appropriate using multi-stage tampo printing using authentic typefaces, logos and colours
  • In addition, where applicable Etched Nameplates and Plaques are also provided

 

CLASS 40 HISTORY

The British Rail Class 40 is a British Railways diesel-electric locomotive, rated at 2,000 hp and classified as a Type 4. A total of 200 were built by English Electric between 1958 and 1962 and numbered in the series D200-D399. They were for a time the pride of the British Rail early diesel fleet. Despite their initial success, by the time the last examples were entering service they were already being replaced on some top-link duties by more powerful locomotives. As they were slowly relegated from express passenger uses, the type found work on secondary passenger and freight services where they worked for many years. The final locomotives ended regular service in 1985.

Class 40s operated in all areas of British Railways although Western and Southern Region workings were less common. After the early trials, the majority of Class 40s were based at depots in northern England; notably Longsight, Carlisle Kingmoor, and Wigan Springs Branch on the Midland Region, and Thornaby and Gateshead on the Eastern Region.

The heyday of the Class was in the early 1960s when they hauled top-link expresses on the West Coast Main Line and in East Anglia. However, the arrival of more powerful diesel locomotives, such as Class 47s and Class 55s, together with the electrification of the West Coast Main Line, meant that the fleet was gradually relegated to more mundane duties. In later life, the locomotives were mainly to be found hauling heavy freight and passenger trains in the north of England and Scotland. As additional new rolling stock was introduced, their passenger work decreased, partly due to their lack of electric train heating for newer passenger coaches. They lost their last front-line passenger duties – in Scotland – in 1980, and the last regular use on passenger trains was on the North Wales Coast Line between Holyhead, Crewe and Manchester, along with regular forays across the Pennines on Liverpool to York and Newcastle services.

Throughout the early 1980s Class 40s were common performers on relief, day excursion (adex) and holidaymaker services along with deputising for electric traction, especially on Sundays between Manchester and Birmingham. This resulted in visits to many distant parts of the network. It would be fair to say that few routes in the London Midland and Eastern regions did not see Class 40-worked passenger services from time to time. Regular destinations included the seaside resorts of Scarborough, Skegness and Cleethorpes on the Eastern region, with Blackpool and Stranraer being regularly visited on the West Coast.

Additional information

Weight 1000 g
Brand

Bachmann

Condition

New

Scale

OO/HO Gauge

Brand

Bachmann