Loch Rannoch exclusive for Kernow


Kernow Model Rail Centre has commissioned an exclusive 'OO' gauge Class 37 diesel from Bachmann, finished as 37012 Loch Rannoch in BR large logo blue.

37012 ventured to Scotland in in early 1981 and was allocated to Eastfield depot in Glasgow, which provided locomotives for use on the West Highland Lines to Oban, Fort William and Mallaig. In 1982, some of Eastfield's Class 37/0 allocation were named after Scottish lochs, including 37012 as Loch Rannoch at Fort Wiiliam station at the end of March that year, which it carried until mid 1986. It was also fitted with the distinctive Scottish 'car' headlight in late 1985.


Utilising Bachmann's latest iteration of the Class 37/0 tooling, this all-new 'OO' gauge model will reflect the prototype following the fitting of the headlight and will include a working example of this headlight style, together with split headcode boxes with marker lights, original windscreen, oval buffers, bufferbeam without valance, corner handrails and original speedo drive. In addition, the model also features a five-pole twin-shaft motor, two flywheels, all-wheel drive, die-cast chassis, factory fitted dual speaker set-up and a raft of lighting options, including a 'Yard' light mode.

As with Bachmann's main range releases, the models will be available Digital Command Control (DCC) ready, DCC sound-fitted and DCC sound-fitted deluxe - this latter option including an independently controlled working roof fan and tinted glazing.

Priced at £244.95 DCC ready, £344.95 DCC sound-fitted and £374.95 DCC sound fitted deluxe and are available to order now.

Visit Kernow Model Rail Centre for more details.