Farish Class 47/4 47435 BR Blue

 

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Graham Farish N Scale
  • Era 7
  • Pristine BR Blue Livery
  • 6 Pin DCC Decoder Socket
  • Recommended for use with Decoder 36-568A
  • Directional Lighting
  • NEM Coupling Pockets
  • Accessory Pack
  • Length 138mm (over couplings)

 

History

Towards the end of the 1950s, British Railways began planning a second generation of diesel locomotives. After investigating several prototypes, BR decided to place an order with Brush Engineering for 20 locomotives during February 1961. The resulting design became the iconic Brush Type 4 Diesel locomotive, practical, versatile design with a very distinctive cab. Powered with a Sulzer engine and initially rated at 2750hp, the locomotive could achieve a top speed of 75mph with a tractive effort of 55000lb. Building commenced in January 1962 and the first locomotive D1500 appeared in late September of the same year with test runs on the London Midland Region and Western Region. The design was a success and BR went on to order a total of 512 with continuous p