Class 37

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.

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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.

Bachmann launches all-new 'OO' Class 37

Bachmann has launched an all-new 'OO' gauge model of the English Electric Class 37 diesel.

‘Heavyweight’ 37 materializes

Accurascale has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Class 37/7 diesel for evaluation.

Accurascale 'OO' 37s enter production

Accurascale has confirmed that the first batch of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Class 37 diesels are now in production, following approval and testing of decorated samples.

Network Rail ‘37s’ for Accurascale

Accurascale has received decorated samples of its forthcoming Network Rail liveried Class 37 97301 for assessment.

Hornby's colourful RailRoad Class 37s

Hornby has recently released this trio of Class 37s in Europhoenix, Network Rail and Colas Rail Freight colour schemes.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Class 37s by Key Publishing

This recent picture volume from Key Books focuses on British Rail’s popular English Electric Type 3s in later years.

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STAFF PROJECTS: Bachmann Class 37/4 restoration

The discovery of a partially stripped chassis and a tatty Class 37 body prompted MIKE WILD to assess returning this Bachmann model of 37411 to frontline service. Here’s how he did it.

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Staff Projects: Retro modern

The modern railway scene has caught MIKE WILD’S eye of late for its colour and variety. One of his latest projects is a quick reworking of a Bachmann Class 37/0 as Colas Rail operated 37025 in BR ‘large logo’ blue.

HTG launches exclusive 'OO' Class 37/7

The Heavy Tractor Group (HTG) has commissioned a model of Accurascale’s Class 37 as 37714 for ‘OO’ gauge in DCC ready and DCC sound-fitted versions.