We are pleased to announce this SOUND FITTED version of the all-new Branchline LNER Class V2 as part of our Summer 2021 British Railway Announcements. Finished as No. 60845 in BR Lined Black livery with Early Emblem, this model utilises the new Branchline tooling that has been developed for the V2 incorporating a wealth of fine detail, authentic livery application and a firebox glow and flicker feature. This new model is sure to make a fine addition to any steam-era collection!
- Bachmann Branchline OO Scale
- Era 4
- Pristine BR Lined Black (Early Emblem) livery
- Accessory Pack
- NEM Coupling Pockets
- Sprung Buffers
- Semi-permanent Loco to Tender Coupling with Close Coupling Mechanism
- Powerful 5 Pole Motor
- Firebox Glow (on analogue) / Firebox Glow & Flicker (on DCC)
- SOUND FITTED – Fitted with a ESU Loksound V5 DCC Sound Decoder – See below for the function list
- Length 280mm
SOUNDS: F1 - Sound On / Sound Off
F2 - Brake (Non-Latching)
F3 - Cylinder Drain Cocks
F4 - Whistle (Playable)
F5 - Normal Load / Heavy Load
F6 (STATIONARY) - Firebox Door Open (red firebox light flickers)
F6 (MOVING) - Firebox Door Open (red firebox light flickers and yellow light pulses in time with the exhaust)
F7 - Injectors
F8 - Whistle
F9 - Flange Squeal
F10 - Shovelling Coal (F6 must be On to activate this function)
F11 - Blower (with F6 On and the locomotive stopped the red and yellow firebox lights will also flicker)
F12- Hand Brake (locomotive will not move with the Hand Brake applied)
F13 - Water Tank Filling
F14 - Coupling/un-Coupling Clank
F15 - Safety Valve
F16 - Guard’s Whistle & Driver’s Response Toot
F17 - Coasting
F18 - Sound Fades Out/Sound Fades In
F19 - Shunt Mode (reduces speed)
F20 - Acceleration/Deceleration inertia off
F21 - Volume Control (LATCH = Volume On/Off) or (TRIGGER = cycles 6 Volume Levels)
F22 - Rail Join Clatter
F23 - Rod Clank
Analogue Users: Normal-load running sounds, acceleration steam chuff sounds and any other automatic and randomised sounds can be enjoyed when using this model on analogue control (DC) straight from the box - these sounds will play automatically when power is applied!
LNER CLASS V2 HISTORY The LNER Class V2 steam locomotives were designed by Sir Nigel Gresley for express mixed traffic work and were built between 1936-1944. The V2s were the only significant class of 2-6-2 tender locomotives used in Britain.
184 locomotives were built at Doncaster and Darlington Works, construction continuing through the Second World War as they proved their usefulness. The V2 was developed from the Class A1/A3 Pacifics with smaller driving wheels and a shortened boiler. During WW2, the V2 locomotives achieved fantastic performances of haulage. Trains of over 20 carriages loaded to 700 tons proved within their abilities.
The most famous locomotive of the Class is No. 4771 ‘Green Arrow’ (later No. 800 and 60800). ‘Green Arrow’ was the first of the Class named for publicity purposes for the launch of the LNER’s express freight services and is the only preserved example, part of the National Collection.