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Bachmann Class 37 37069 Thornaby Sound Fitted SFX 33-312SFX

Bachmann Class 37 37069 Thornaby Sound Fitted SFX 33-312SFX

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The British Rail Class 37 is a favourite among enthusiasts and modellers alike and, having been a firm fixture in the Bachmann Branchline OO scale range for many years, in 2022 an all-new model of this iconic locomotive was launched. Built to unprecedented levels of accuracy and fidelity, the new Branchline model incorporates the latest technology and shares many common features and specifications with the award winning Bachmann Branchline Class 47. This example depicts No. 37069 ‘Thornaby TMD’ which carries it’s home depot’s take on BR blue livery, complete with white shoulder-height stripe, orange cantrail lining and Thornaby’s Kingfisher motif, and is supplied in SOUND FITTED DELUXE format.

Following in the footsteps of the Class 47, our all-new OO scale Class 37 has been designed from the rails up to ensure this classic locomotive is modelled in all its glory. With high fidelity mouldings, numerous separately fitted parts and countless tooling variations to capture the minutiae of the real locomotives throughout their lives, our new 37 is brought to life with an exquisite livery application using true-to-prototype colours, fonts and logos. Along with an exceptional array of lighting features, our Dual Fitted speaker system brings this SOUND FITTED DELUXE model to life and what’s more, it also features our award-winning motorised radiator fan and authentic tinted windscreen glazing!

Bachmann Branchline OO Scale
Era 8
Pristine BR Blue (White Stripe) livery
Running No. 37069
Named ‘Thornaby TMD’
Etched Nameplates included
SOUND FITTED DELUXE - Fitted with a Zimo MS450P22 DCC Sound Decoder – See below for the function list
Motorised Radiator Fan
Tinted Windscreen Glazing
Length 245mm


Split Headcode Panels – Plated and fitted with Marker Lights
Bufferbeam Valance Removed
Oval Buffers
Original Windscreen
Robert Stephenson and Hawthorns Cantrail Grilles (with additional upright strengthening bars)
Rivetted Boiler Roof with Single Row of Rivets
Blanked Boiler Port and Safety Valves
Sealed Water Filler Door and Plated Access Steps
Cast Bogies
Original Speedo Drive
Mileage Counter
Twin Fuel Tanks with Ex-Water Tank Gauges Plated Over



Five pole, twin shaft motor with two flywheels providing drive to both bogies
All axle drive
Electrical pickup from all wheels
Separate metal bearings fitted to each axle
Diecast metal chassis block and bogie towers
Diecast metal gearboxes, with gearing arranged for prototypical running speeds and haulage capabilities
16.5mm (OO gauge) wheels to NEM310 & NEM311 standards with authentic profile and detailing
Detachable coupling pockets to NEM362 standards fitted to each bogie
Designed to operate on curves of second radius (438mm) or greater

Bogies constructed from multiple components featuring full relief detail
Rotating radiator fan, driven by an independent motor and gearbox, operated as part of the sound project on DCC and Analogue control (SOUND FITTED DELUXE models only)
Tinted windscreen glazing (SOUND FITTED DELUXE models only)
Separately applied metal detail parts, including grab handles, windscreen wipers and etched fan grilles
Sprung metal buffers
Each model supplied with a full set of decorated, model-specific bufferbeam pipework and accessory parts

Directional lighting, including headlights and high intensity headlights where applicable, switchable on/off at either end on DCC or Analogue control
Cab lighting*, assigned to two DCC functions for separate switching of each
Separately switched Engine Room lighting*
‘Yard Light’ mode*, red tail lights and/or marker lights displayed at both ends (*when used on DCC)
Authentic light colours and temperatures selected for each model based on era and application

Plux22 DCC decoder interface

Two quality speakers employed for optimum sound reproduction, fitted to every model as standard
Zimo MS450P22 DCC Sound Decoder fitted to SOUND FITTED and SOUND FITTED DELUXE versions
Four sound projects to accurately capture the sounds of Class 37/0s as originally built, those with thermostatically controlled fans, Class 37/4s and DRS-modified locos.
Sound files for each project produced specifically for the Bachmann Branchline Class 37 using recordings from real locomotives
SOUND FITTED and SOUND FITTED DELUXE models operate on DCC and Analogue control as supplied. On Analogue, an authentic engine start up sequence and running sounds are produced when power is applied

Authentic liveries applied to all models
Multiple paint applications employed on each model using BR and corporate specification colours
Logos, numerals and text added as appropriate using multi-stage tampo printing using authentic typefaces, logos and colours
In addition, where applicable Etched Nameplates and Plaques are also provided

F0 - Directional Lights - On / Off (plus Light Switch Sound)
F1 - On - Warm Engine Start / On, Off - Failed Engine Start / On, Off, On, Off, On - Cold Engine Start
F2 - Brake
F3 - Single Horn (Playable)
F4 - Double Horn
F5 - Light Engine Mode
F6 - Coasting (Manual notch Down if F22 On)
F7 - Speed Lock
F8 - On - Sound Fade Out / Off - Sound Fade In
F9 - Flange Squeal (Speed Related)
F10* - Fan Operation & Noise
F11 - Buffer Up
F12 - Coupling
F13 - Stationary - Guard’s Whistle / Moving - Detonators
F14 - Wagon Snatching & Buffering (Speed Related)
F15 - High Intensity Light (If Fitted)
F16 - Red Tail Lights On Both Ends (Non Directional)
F17 - Marker Lights On Both Ends (Non Directional)
F18 - Cab Light On - No. 1 End (Fan)
F19 - Cab Light On - No. 2 End (non-Fan)
F20 - No. 1 End Directional Lights Off
F21 - No. 2 End Directional Lights Off
F22 - Compressor
F23 - Windscreen Wipers
F24 - Engine Room Lights
F25 - Spirax Valve
F26 - Shunt Mode
F27 - Volume Down
F28 - Volume Up

* Fan Operation and Sounds are activated as part of the Sound Project with F1 On. F10 allows you to override this and activate on demand (not applicable to Sound Project 1 - Class 37/0s as-built)

Analogue Users: Please note that normal load running sounds and any other automatic or randomised sounds will also operate, along with fan operation and sounds (according to the particular Sound Project) when this model is used on analogue control (DC) straight from the box!

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