Prince William launches ‘N’ gauge National Collection series

Locomotion Models has launched the first in a new series of exclusive ‘N’ gauge models reflecting items in the National Collection, with the debut of 47798 Prince William in EWS Royal Claret from Bachmann’s Graham Farish range.


Before conversion to a Class 47/7, the prototype had previously carried the name Fire-Fly during the early 1990s whilst operating in the InterCity fleet as Class 47/4 47834. As 47798 it was named Prince William, together with 47799 Prince Henry in 1995, with both carrying out Royal Train duties until 2004.


Launching the new ‘N’ gauge National Collection in Miniature (NCiM) series, Locomotion Models’ latest commission will use Bachmann’s latest tooling suite for the Graham Farish Class 47 with Class 47/7 bodyshell, a die-cast metal chassis, all-wheel pick-ups, Next18 Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder socket, separately applied aerials, handrails, directional lighting, high-intensity headlights and a small detailing pack containing buffer beam pipework and cosmetic couplings.


Stuart David Brown, Retail and Models Team Leader for Locomotion Models said “We are pleased to offer the first exclusive locomotive in the National Collection in Miniature ‘N’ gauge series. The ‘OO’ gauge version of Prince William was first released by Locomotion Models in 2012 and proved extremely popular, so we are looking forward to the arrival of this iconic locomotive in ‘N’ gauge and hope it will be equally as successful.”


The new ‘N’ gauge model of 47798 Prince William will be available DCC ready and DCC sound-fitted. Prices are set at £179.95 DCC ready and £279.95 DCC sound-fitted, with delivery expected during December.

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