The English Electric Class 37s - nicknamed Tractor, Syphon, Growler and Slugs - were introduced in 1960 and in total 309 were built over five years. They gone on to become one of the most popular British diesel-electrics with myriad differences and sub-classes including original Class 37/0, Class 37/3 with regeared bogies, Class 37/4 with Electric Train Heating, refurbished Class 37/5s, DRS Class 37/6s, heavy-weight refurbished Class 37/7s and the re-engined Class 37/9s. Ready-to-run models have been produced for 'OO', 'N' and 'O' gauge and you can read our full collection of Class 37 based news, features and reviews here.
The English Electric Class 37 is one of the most popular diesel locomotives and this distinctive class is Locoman Sounds’ first digital audio project for a diesel. With one eye on spending, MIKE WILD installs a D&H decoder into an older generation 8-pin Bachmann model.