Bachmann 32-983 Class 66 66779 “Evening Star” Brunswick Green GBRF DCC Ready OO Gauge

£149.95 £119.95

Out of stock

Bachmann 32-983

Class 66
No. 66779
“Evening Star”
GBRF Brunswick Green
21 Pin DCC Ready
OO Gauge

Condition – New

Out of stock

Description

Bachmann 32-983

Class 66
No. 66779
“Evening Star”
GBRF Brunswick Green
21 Pin DCC Ready
OO Gauge

Condition – New 

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Bachmann Branchline OO Scale
  • Era 9
  • Beautiful GBRf Brunswick Green livery
  • Etched Nameplates
  • Accessory Pack
  • Driver Fitted in the Cab
  • Directional Lighting
  • Equipped with a 21 Pin DCC Decoder Socket
  • Locomotive ready to accept a speaker
  • Length 285mm

CLASS 66 HISTORY

The Class 66 is a type of six-axle diesel-electric freight locomotive developed in part from the Class 59, for use on the railways of the UK. Since its introduction, the class has been successful and has been sold to British and other European railway companies. In Continental Europe, it is marketed as the EMD Class 66 (JT42CWR). Placing what was termed as “the biggest British loco order since steam days,” EWS placed an order for 250 units in May 1996 to be built at the EMD plant in London, Ontario, Canada; the first locomotives were ready in 1998. They were given the Class 66 designation in the British classification system (TOPS). In 1998 Freightliner placed an order for further locomotives. They were followed by GB Railfreight, and then Direct Rail Services. The last of more than 500 built over an 18-year period was No 66779, Evening Star, delivered to GB Railfreight in spring 2016.

Class 66s are synonymous with the contemporary UK rail scene, operating for all the major freight operators including DB, Freightliner, GB Railfreight, Colas Rail, and DRS, and they are set to dominate the domestic locomotive fleet for many years to come.

 

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

Product Categories