Bachmann OO Gauge Class 47

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Several versions (listed below) of the eagerly awaited range of OO Gauge Class 47s from Bachmann Branchline are in stock at Bachmann HQ, expected to be received soon at Rails! These stunning new models were originally announced as part of Bachmann's Autumn 2021 range. The remaining models in the Class 47 range are expected to be released in the coming months. Some versions already sold out, make sure to order soon before you miss out!

More Info & Specification

Designed from scratch, this all-new model incorporates unrivalled levels of detail and technical features taking the Branchline Class 47 to new heights for British outline diesel locomotives. With high fidelity mouldings, numerous separately fitted parts and countless tooling variations to capture the minutiae of the real locomotives throughout their lives - ensuring each model is faithful to its prototype – our new 47 is brought to life with an exquisite livery application using true-to-prototype colours, fonts and logos. Along with an unprecedented array of lighting features, our new Dual Fitted speaker system is fitted to all models bringing to life our SOUND FITTED models. For the ultimate experience, choose our SOUND FITTED DELUXE models with their ground breaking motorised radiator fans and authentic tinted windscreen glazing!

Versions expected very soon below:

  • 35-410 - Class 47/0 D1565 BR Two-Tone Green (SYP)
  • 35-410SF - Class 47/0 D1565 BR Two-Tone Green (SYP) DCC Sound
  • 35-411 - Class 47/0 47012 BR Blue Diesel Locomotive
  • 35-418 - Class 47/0 47004 BR Railfreight Construction Sector
  • 35-418SF - Class 47/0 47004 BR Railfreight Construction Sector DCC Sound
  • 35-419 - Class 47/3 47375 'Tinsley Traction Depot' BR RF Distribution European
  • 35-419SF - Class 47/3 47375 'Tinsley Traction Depot' BR RF Distribution European DCC Sound


The all-new Bachmann Branchline OO Scale Class 47 Diesel Locomotive features an unprecedented level of detail and technical features, details of which are as follows:


- Five pole, twin shaft motor with two flywheels providing drive to both bogies
- All axle drive
- Electrical pickup from all wheels
- Separate metal bearings fitted to each axle
- Diecast metal chassis block and bogie towers
- Diecast metal gearboxes, with gearing arranged for prototypical running speeds and haulage capabilities
- 16.5mm (OO gauge) wheels to NEM310 & NEM311 standards with authentic profile and detailing
- Detachable coupling pockets to NEM362 standards fitted to each bogie
- Designed to operate on curves of second radius (438mm) or greater


- Brush-built and Crewe-built locomotives portrayed
- Options for Original or Cut-Cab body style
- Bogies constructed from multiple components featuring full relief detail
- Rotating radiator fans, driven by an independent motor and gearbox, operated via a DCC function, or randomised when operated as part of the sound project on DCC and Analogue control (SOUND FITTED DELUXE models only)
- Tinted windscreen glazing (SOUND FITTED DELUXE models only)
- Separately applied metal detail parts, including grab handles, windscreen wipers and etched fan grilles
- Sprung metal buffers
- Each model supplied with a full set of decorated, model-specific bufferbeam pipework and accessory parts


- Directional lighting, switchable on/off at either end on DCC or Analogue control
- Cab lighting, assigned to two DCC functions for separate switching of each
- Separately switched Engine Room lighting - Authentic light colours and temperatures selected for each model based on era and application


- Two quality speakers employed for optimum sound reproduction, fitted to every model as standard
- ESU Loksound V5DCC Sound Decoder fitted to SOUND FITTED and SOUND FITTED DELUXE versions
- Sound files produced specifically for the Bachmann Branchline Class 47 using recordings from real locomotives
- SOUND FITTED and SOUND FITTED DELUXE models operate on DCC and Analogue control as supplied. On Analogue, an authentic engine start up sequence, including the momentary dimming of all lights during engine start up, and running sounds are produced when power is applied

Livery Application:

- Authentic liveries applied to all models
- Multiple paint applications employed on each model using BR specification colours
- Logos, numerals and text added as appropriate using multi-stage tampo printing using authentic typefaces, logos and colours
- Etched metal nameplates, symbols and plaques included where appropriate

Detail Variants:

Countless variations are catered for to allow accurate models to be produced depending on the locomotive being portrayed, options include:

- Headcode panel arrangements from as-built to current-day
- Radiator Grilles
– Roof exhaust cover
- Steam Heat Boiler Ports/blanks
– Cab roof vents
– Cab mounted aerial
– Windscreen Wipers
– Cab Door Kickplates
– Headlights, both Scottish ‘Car’ and High Intensity versions
– ETH Equipment
– Multi-operation jumper sockets
– TDM jumpers
– Class 47/7 multiple working jumpers and cooling pipes
– Fuel and Water Tank arrangements
– Water Tank fillers
– Buffers
– Bogie-mounted cab steps
– Speedo Drives


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