Offering AN EX SHOP display 00 gauge example locomotive especially developed by “Bachmann Model Railways” as part of their BLUE RIBAND series. This weathered version BR Late Crest 4-6-0 Class 5MT locomotive running no. 73069 is being offered in a traditional black livery model reference model 32-505.
This example is complete in every respect which includes factory packaging and locomotive picture card and sealed accessory pack.
The British Railways Standard Class 5MT 4-6-0 was one of the 12 standard classes of steam locomotive built by British Railways in the 1950s. It was essentially a development of the LMS Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 (“Black Five”). 172 were built between 1951 and 1957. William Stanier’s Black Five had been the most successful mixed-traffic type in Great Britain.
Construction of the Black Fives had started in 1934 and continued past nationalisation to 1951. A new set of ‘standard’ locomotives was to be built by British Railways, based on LMS designs and incorporating modern ideas.