The first engineering samples of the under development model of the Class 40 for ‘N’ gauge was revealed by Bachmann at the recent International N Gauge Show in September.
The model has been tooled from scratch to replace the aged Graham Farish version of the same class. The new version will be available with disc and centre headcodes while also featuring a Next18 DCC decoder socket, directional lighting and cab lighting. It is also to be DCC sound compatible. It will also be the first Graham Farish range diesel to be built around the coreless motor – previously the coreless motor has only been used in steam designs by the manufacturer.
The first round of releases will be D211 Mauretania in BR green (Cat No. 371-180), D369 in BR green with small yellow warning panels (371-182) and 40159 in BR blue with full yellow ends (371-183) – the latter two being of the centre head code design.
Pricing and a release date have yet to be confirmed by Bachmann.
Visit www.bachmann.co.uk for more information.