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Bachmann / Rails 32-979W Class 66 ‘Maritime One’

Bachmann / Rails 32-979W Class 66 ‘Maritime One’Score 90%Score 90%

A new limited edition class 66 (66 727) model released  April 26th – 27th 2018 of a one off livery by Bachmann especially commissioned by Rails of Sheffield. This model is one of two limited edition class 66 models commissioned by Rails, the other being a named Freightliner livery. The livery of the model featured in this article is GBRF’s one off ‘Maritime Logistics’. To commemorate GBRF working in partnership with logistics company Maritime. The loco was painted into the blue livery at Eastleigh works & carries the distinctive branding of Maritime. The locomotive was unveiled at an event at the Birmingham Intermodal Freight Terminal (BIFT) in Tamworth which was attended by selected guests of Maritime and GB Railfreight.

The model is a limited edition run but no certificate is being issued with the models. The model comes with Brass etched nameplates for fitting by the modeller. Also a bag of detailed parts for the buffer beam are included.

The model has working head / tail & cab interior lighting. The rear lights can be switched out via a switch located on the underside of the loco.

Model comes as 21 pin DCC Ready ( Ready to be converted to DCC by removing the blanking plug from the DCC socket & plugging in a DCC 21 pin decoder) & is set up to take a DCC sound speaker. A speaker mount for a speaker is included already fitted with in the loco. On the PCB board is two terminals for connecting two speaker wires to.

Model has a five pole motor with with twin flywheels, all wheel drive & all wheel power pick ups. Couplings are the small removable tension lock NEM type. Buffers are sprung.

Other features include fine detailed parts, brass etched grills, separate handrails, lamp brackets, flush glazing, windscreen wipers, under chassis details, cab interior details including driver figure, fine profile wheels. Adiecast chassis giving good traction so no traction tyres are needed.

The model comes in plastic ice style packaging with an attractive Rails of Sheffield design on the box sleeve.

Key Features:

  • 5-pole skew wound motor
  • All wheel power pick ups
  • DCC ready with a 21 pin DCC decoder socket
  • NEM tension lock couplings
  • Sprung buffers
  • Pre-fitted detailed parts
  • Bag of extra detail parts for the modeller to fit
  • Fine scale wheel profile
  • Chemically blackened wheels
  • Fully detailed and painted cab interior
  • Working head / tail / cab interior lighting
  • Pre-set up for DCC sound with speaker mount & speaker connections on the PCB board
  • Brass etched name plates

Manufacturers Part Nos:

  • 32-979W

 

Only one model released in this livery

  • 32-979W

Click on the video above to see this model in action

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Summary Another fine release of a new one off livery. A must for any class 66 fan.

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