31-659DS Bachmann OO gauge Class 47 Diesel Locomotive in BR Blue livery with DCC Sound - #47001

31-659DS Bachmann OO gauge Class 47 Diesel Locomotive in BR Blue livery with DCC Sound - #47001
Brand: Bachmann
Product Code: 31-659DS
Reward Points: 204
Availability: In Stock
Price: £264.95 £204.01
Price in reward points: 20401
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This is the £204.01 Bachmann Class 47 Diesel Locomotive in BR Blue livery. It is no. 47001. This model features full DCC sound with authentic sounds recorded from a Class 47.


The British Rail Class 47 is a class of British railway diesel-electric locomotive that was developed in the 1960s by Brush Traction. A total of 512 Class 47s were built at Crewe Works and Brush's Falcon Works, Loughborough between 1962 and 1968, which made them the most numerous class of British mainline diesel locomotive.

They were fitted with the Sulzer 12LDA28C twin-bank twelve-cylinder unit producing 2,750 bhp (2,050 kW) - though this was later derated to 2,580 bhp (1,920 kW) to improve reliability - and have been used on both passenger and freight trains on Britain's railways for over 50 years. Despite the introduction of more modern types of traction, as of 2013 a significant number are still in use, both on the mainline and on heritage railways. As of July 2015, 82 locomotives still exist as Class 47s, with further examples having been converted to other classes; around 30 retain "operational status" on the mainline.

Other info:

OO gauge

DCC fitted with sound, so operates with sound on a Digital model railway. This item will work on your normal analogue model railway, however the sound will not operate - for a non DCC sound version of this model, see here.

History courtesy of Wikipedia.

Builder BR at Brush Traction & British Rail Crewe Works
Built Between 1962 and 1968
Wheel Arrangment Co-Co
Suggested Period: 1976 - 1986
Control type DCC Fitted with Sound

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