Announced as part of our Autumn 2021 British Railway Announcements, we are delighted to offer the popular Bachmann Branchline LNER J72 Class locomotive in NER Lined Green livery with SOUND FITTED.
This newly tooled model was designed from the ground up and features a wealth of detail including representation of the inside valve gear which can be seen beneath the boiler, sprung buffers and a cab interior which is fully detailed with intricate decoration. An accessory pack is supplied which includes headlamps that clip onto the locomotive’s lamp irons, plus three-link couplings and etched cab doors.
Enhancing the cab detail, the model features realistic firebox lighting and this has been configured with the pre-fitted DCC Sound Decoder in this SOUND FITTED model for a truly authentic operating experience- whether used on DCC or Analogue control.
The J72 Class steam locomotive possess the unique record of having been constructed at varying periods over a span of 53 years by three different railway companies: the North Eastern Railway (NER), the London North Eastern Railway (LNER) and British Railways (BR).
Designed by Wilson Worsdell and originally designated Class E1 by the NER, the J72 was introduced in 1898 for light goods and shunting duties. Worsdell’s brother Thomas had introduced a similar locomotive in 1886, known as the E Class (later LNER J71), and the E1s were a development of this design, with smaller wheels but larger cylinders. Built at the NER’s Darlington Works and by Armstrong Whitworth, a total of 75 passed from NER to LNER ownership in 1924.