35-336SFX – Class 37/4 Mary Queen of Scots ASF


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The British Rail 1955 Modernisation Plan paved the way for the large-scale replacement of steam traction with diesel locomotives, and one of the most successful diesel locomotive designs to result from this was the English Electric Type 3. These 1,700hp Types 3 diesel-electric locomotives were built at English Electric’s Vulcan Foundry and by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns between 1960 and 1965, with 309 examples produced in total. When TOPS was implemented the type was designated Class 37.

The class proved popular with railwaymen and so in 1985, a major refurbishment programme for the Class 37 locomotives was sanctioned to extend the working lives of 135 locomotives. Features of the refurbishment involved plating over the four-character head codes and sealing off the nose end communication doors. Dedicated freight locomotives received lower gearing to increase the tractive effort, and some were fitted with extra ballast or even more powerful engines. A new subclass was created for locomotives refurbished with Electric Train Heating (ETH) equipment, allowing their use on passenger trains the whole year-round.

With the sectorisation of British Rail taking hold in the early-1980s, the locomotives returned to traffic following refurbishment in a wide and diverse range of liveries. Passenger machines appeared in BR Blue Large Logo, InterCity and Regional Railways schemes to name just three, whilst freight engines received numerous varieties of Railfreight livery, Transrail, Mainline and Loadhaul. The Class continued to be widely used into the Privatisation-era, with examples operating for the likes of EWS, DRS, West Coast Railways and Colas, whilst others have received ‘retro’ heritage repaints.

Bachmann Branchline OO Scale
Era 8
Pristine BR InterCity Mainline livery
Running No. 37401
Named ‘Mary Queen of Scots’
Etched Nameplates included
Fitted with a Zimo MS450P22 DDC Sound Decoder
Central Headcode Panels – Plated and fitted with Sealed Beam Marker Lights
Top Centre Lamp Bracket
High Intensity Headlight
Bufferbeam Valance Removed
Coupling Bash Plate
Oval Buffers
Original Windscreen
English Electric Cantrail Grilles
Welded Boiler Roof
Plated Boiler Port and Safety Valves
Sealed Water Filler Door and Plated Access Steps
Fabricated Bogies
Original Speedo Drive
Mileage Counter
Twin Fuel Tanks with Ex-Water Tank Gauges Plated Over
Motorised Radiator Fan
Tinted Windscreen Glazing


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