Bachmann Branchline E1 Class 2173 NER Lined Green 31-063


LOCOMOTIVE NEW (part of a retailers personal collection of unused stock originally supplied direct from manufacturers)

BOX / PACKAGING AS NEW (lightest storage related rubbing/handling marks to be expected otherwise complete in every respect)

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Offering a new N.E.R 0-6-0 E1 Class developed by “Bachmann Branchline” as part of their latest DCC READY Series. This engine running number 2173, comes complete with all paperwork accessories and packaging!

The Class E1, classified as Class J72 by the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER), is a class of small 0-6-0T steam locomotives designed by Wilson Worsdell for shunting. They had inside cylinders and Stephenson valve gear. They were a development of the earlier NER Class E (LNER Class J71) 0-6-0T designed by T.W.Worsdell who was Wilson Worsdell’s Brother. The first two batches of ten locomotives each were built in 1898 and 1899. There was then a pause until a batch of twenty were built in 1914 under the tenure of Raven. These locomotives were modified slightly to have heavier frames and longer bunkers with coal rails.

A total of 113 locomotives were built. Today in preservation is no. 69023 (Departmental No. 59) having been purchased by Mr. R. Ainsworth. It is owned by the North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group. It has worked on several preserved railways.


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