Royal 47 in ‘N’ for Kernow

Kernow Model Rail Centre has unveiled its latest ‘N’ gauge exclusive commission from Graham Farish, 47799 Prince Henry in EWS Royal Claret.


Built at Crewe in January 1964, D1654 (as it  was outshopped) has enjoyed a Royal connection for many years following its naming Windsor Castle in 1985 as 47620, a name it retained on renumbering to 47835 four years later.

Following conversion to a Class 47/7 in mid-1995, it was renumbered and renamed as 47799 Prince Henry and carried a Royal Train iteration of the Rail Express Systems colour scheme, which was subsequently revised a couple of years later with English, Welsh and Scottish Railway (EWS) branded claret. It, together with 47798 Prince William were utilised on Royal Train duties until replaced in 2004.


KMRC’s new ‘N’ gauge model utilises Bachmann's latest tooling for the Class 47/7 and features a die-cast metal chassis, all-wheel drive, Next18 Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder socket, directional lighting, separately applied handrails, NEM coupling sockets and an accessory pack.

Two versions of the Graham Farish Class 47 are available in DCC ready (Cat No. 372-262Z) and DCC sound-fitted (372-262ZSF) forms, priced at £179.95 and £279.95 respectively, and are available to order now.

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