A NEW OLD STOCK (having been test run) 00 gauge example especially developed by “Bachmann Model Railways” as part of their recent series. This Class 43 running number D865 named “ZEALOUS” is being offered in BR Maroon livery. This item was NEW OLD STOCK when acquired complete with all accessories pack/s instruction sheet & picture card!
British Railways’ (BR) Type 4 Warship class diesel-hydraulic locomotives were introduced in 1958. It was apparent at that time that the largest center of expertise on diesel-hydraulic locomotives was in Germany.
The Western Region of British Railways negotiated a licence with German manufacturers to scale down the German Federal Railway’s “V200” design to suit the smaller loading gauge of the British network, and to allow British manufacturers to construct the new design. The resultant design bears a close resemblance both cosmetically and in the engineering employed.