Bachmann “City of Bath” City Class 3433 GWR Garter Crest 31-726


LOCOMOTIVE NEW (ex-shop stock in perfect order. Note, all high value items are checked and bench tested to avoid aftersales issues.)

BOX PACKAGING AS NEW (complete with paperwork and accessories pack, light storage rubbing / handling marks to outer box)

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A brand new & 00 gauge example especially developed by “Bachmann Branchline Railways” as part of their SUPER DETAIL 21 PIN DCC READY series. This example being offered is the Great Western Green with Garter Crest running number 3433 model reference number 31-726. This locomotive comes complete with all paperwork accessories (where appropriate sealed accessory packs and packaging!).

The Great Western Railway 3700 Class, or City Class, locomotives were a series of twenty 4-4-0 steam locomotives, designed for hauling express passenger trains.In September 1902 a member of the Atbara Class, no. 3405 Mauritius, was reboilered with a tapered domeless boiler and Belpaire firebox. The locomotive was the first GWR 4-4-0 to be fitted with a tapered boiler; the boiler became the prototype for Churchward’s Standard No. 4 boiler.

In March 1903 the first of the City Class, no. 3433 City of Bath, was completed. It was fitted with the final form of the Standard No.4 boiler, with slightly curved sides and a tapered top to the firebox. Another nine locomotives were completed in May 1903.[2] Between February 1907 and December 1908 nine Atbaras were rebuilt with this boiler and incorporated into the City Class.[3] All members of the class were withdrawn between October 1927 and May 1931.


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