Depicting a loco with split headcode boxes which have been plated over and fitted with a marker light in each, the high levels of detail are matched by a high level of performance thanks to the powerful motor, diecast chassis block, directional lighting and DCC decoder socket. Wearing the iconic BR Railfreight Red Stripe livery, number 37032 is a unique example having been given the unofficial name'Mirage' which was hand applied by the staff at its home depot, Tinsley.
MODEL FEATURES: Graham Farish N Scale Era 8 Weathered BR Railfreight Red Stripe livery Running No. 37032 Named'Mirage' Accessory Pack NEM Coupling Pockets Powerful 3 Pole Motor Directional Lighting Equipped with a 6 Pin DCC Decoder Socket - Recommend Decoder 36-568A Length 125mm CLASS 37 HISTORY The British Rail 1955 Modernisation Plan paved the way for the large-scale replacement of steam traction with diesel locomotives, and one of the most successful diesel locomotive designs to result from this was the English Electric Type 3. These 1,700hp Types 3 diesel-electric locomotives were built at English Electric's Vulcan Foundry and by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns between 1960 and 1965, with 309 examples produced in total. The class proved popular with railwaymen and so in 1985, a major refurbishment programme for the Class 37 locomotives was sanctioned to extend the working lives of 135 locomotives. Features of the refurbishment involved plating over the four-character head codes and sealing off the nose end communication doors.
A new subclass was created for locomotives refurbished with Electric Train Heating (ETH) equipment, allowing their use on passenger trains the whole year-round. The Class continued to be widely used into the Privatisation-era, with examples operating for the likes of EWS, DRS, West Coast Railways and Colas, whilst others have received'retro' heritage repaints. Weathered BR Railfreight Red Stripe livery. Equipped with a 6 Pin DCC Decoder Socket - Recommend Decoder. The British Rail 1955 Modernisation Plan paved the way for the large-scale replacement of steam traction with diesel locomotives, and one of the most successful diesel locomotive designs to result from this was the English Electric Type 3.
The Class continued to be widely uséd into the Privatisation-era, with examples operating for the likes of EWS, DRS, West Coast Railways and Colas, whilst others have received'retro' heritage repaints. We make every effort to describe items accurately, however, nobody is perfect and on the odd occasion we may miss something. If you see anything which is incorrect in this listing, or wish to double check something, please feel free to ask a question. We include pictures of detailing packs, instructions and boxes etc if they are present and included in the price, if they are not in the photo's, you can safely assume they are not there.
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