31-651DB Class 47 47832 Tamar BR Intercity
AVAILABLE TO UK CUSTOMERS ONLY.
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31-651DB Class 47 Running No. 47832 in Intercity 'Mainline' livery
Limited run of 500 models only available from a small number of retail outlets.
Intercity 'Mainline' was an intermediate (unbranded) livery that was carried between the original Intercity livery and the then new Intercity Swallow livery. Only 20 Class 47s carried this livery and 47832 was one of these locomotives. When newly out shopped as a Class 47/8 with extended range fuel tanks in 1989, Intercity 'Mainline' livery was carried with only the smaller black numbers on its cab side and it ran in this condition from 1989 until at least 1991. This is the chosen period in which the model is portrayed.
Initially allocated to Crewe Diesel depot after its conversion, it soon found its way back to its former Western Region haunts, as in June 1989 it once again returned to Bristol Bath Road depot and would have been used on internal and inter-regional InterCity passenger services.
47832 has carried a variety of liveries since being built in 1964 and is still in existence today and is in use with West Coast Railways.
Bachmann Branchline have not previously produced a Class 47 in this intermediate livery and this should be a popular choice with customers who model this period.