Bachmann’s Fowler ‘7F’ 2-8-0 can be brought to life with digital sound using space in the tender to install a 21-pin decoder, speaker and stay alive pack. MIKE WILD shows you how using components from YouChoos.

FOR ANY SOMERSET & DORSET LAYOUT to really set the scene, it needs a Fowler ‘7F’ 2-8-0. The class of 11 locomotives were built for the S&D to a Fowler design at Derby Works in two batches in 1914 and 1925 and through their association with the line have become as important to the S&D as its name.

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