New from Bachmann this month are two further main line diesels that recall everyday sights of the early 1990s.
DUE for release shortly by Bachmann are two new additions to its ‘OO’ gauge range of Sectorisation era locomotives, these eschewing any pretensions of glamour in favour of the everyday and, indeed, the sort of workhorse traction that many layouts should feature.
First up is another appearance for the Class 37/4, this depicting No. 37422 Robert F. Fairlie in Regional Railways colours (32-376A, £144.95). This marks a welcome return to the manufacturer’s range for the often overlooked livery, with the Type 3 intended to partner the recently released Mk.1 and Mk.2a coaches in the same scheme. This accompaniment extends to the same factory-applied weathering, which is decent enough although the cabside and centre windows are rather too dirty.
Painted in April 1993, No. 37422 was a regular on the North West and North Wales loco-hauled passenger circuits for the rest of the decade before spending much of 1999 on the Rhymney and Weymouth diagrams. The first years of the new century were spent in store before No. 37422 was sanctioned for overhaul, emerging in EWS colours and renamed Cardiff Canton.
Read more in the April issue of RE – on sale now!