Exclusive OO Bachmann V2s - Order Now!

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Bachmann / Rails OO Gauge
Class V2 Locomotives

Our newly tooled Bachmann OO Gauge Class V2 locomotives are in stock now

Two versions are available to order exclusively from Rails of Sheffield. Both versions are available to pre-order now DCC Ready and DCC Sound Fitted.

We have also had a limited number of Weathered versions of the Class V2 locomotives made for these locomotives, these can be ordered using the links below.

No. 4843 ‘Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry’ in LNER livery. 

This locomotive was built in April 1939 at Doncaster. It was named the following month, it continued in traffic as BR No. 60872 until withdrawal in September 1963. The name was transferred to Deltic Class locomotive (later Class 55) Co-Co diesel No. D9002 on 4th April 1963during a ceremony at York station.

DCC Ready
DCC Sound
DCC Sound & Weathered


No.60964 ‘Durham Light Infantry’ BR green livery (late crest)

This locomotive was built at Darlington in January 1943. It was named in April 1958 and was withdrawn from service in May 1965. The name was transferred to Deltic Class locomotive (later Class 55) Co-Co diesel No. D9017 on 29th October 1963 during a ceremony at Durham station.


DCC Ready
DCC Sound
DCC Sound & Weathered

The Model

These OO gauge models have been developed for Rails of Sheffield by Bachmann Europe Plc and utilises the all new tooling which has been developed by the company. 

A 21 pin decoder socket is mounted in the locomotive and the model is provided with a pre fitted speaker in the tender for ease of Digital Sound installation. The locomotive and tender have a custom designed loco to tender interconnection giving a through electrical connection. DCC Sound Fitted models feature a pre-fitted DCC sound decoder and speaker.

The model comes with a realistic fire-box flicker, sprung buffers, etched nameplates and NEM coupling pockets. All models are fitted with 5 pole motors.

The Prototype

The Gresley V2 Class 2-6-2 locomotives were designed for mixed traffic use and were designed during 1935 going through various modifications before construction of the first five locomotives commenced in 1936.

184 V2 Class locomotives were built in eleven batches between 1936 and 1944 of which eight were named. They were allocated mainly to depots along the East Coast Main Line between London and Aberdeen and also on the former Great Central main line. They were used for fast freight trains and also for passenger workings particularly during World War 2, where they put in some impressive performances often on workings replacing Gresley pacific classes.

Following the cessation of hostilities, the track on the ECML was very run down and the first of several derailments took place requiring the replacement of the front bogie truck which was undertaken on all members of the class. 

Withdrawals commenced in February 1962 and by December 1966 the final locomotive had been taken out of service. 

The first locomotive to enter traffic ‘Green Arrow’ was withdrawn from Kings Cross shed in August 1962 and was subsequently preserved becoming a member of the National Collection. It is currently on display at Locomotion, Shildon. 

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