Bachmann 32-027U. 20168 “Sir George Earle”
Bachmann 32-027U. Class 20
20168 “Sir George Earle”
In Lafarge Blue & Yellow Livery.
3 In Stock Ready to Order
£150 – Analogue.
£182 – ESU 21 Pin Decoder Fitted.
£240 – ESU Select Fitted
£286 – ESU V5 Olivia’s Sound Fitted.
Additional Work Available- DCC Fitted Only:
£36 – Working Lights Fitted (Cab End Only)
£50 – Working Lights Fitted (Both Ends)
£ 7 – Cab Light.
£45 – ESU Stay Alive Fitted
Olivia’s Trains ESU V5 Sound Function List For Class 20 Locomotives.
13th March 2019
F0:- Headcode On/Off See Above (2 Options) Directional
F1:- Start Up/Shut Down Sequence
F2:- High Tone Horn.
F3:- Low Tone Horn.
F4:- Brakes Releasing.
F5:- On = Buffer Clash – Turn Off = Coupling
F6:- No 2 End Tail Light (Cab)**
F7:- No 1 End Tail Light Mod. (Nose End)**
F8:- On = Cab Door Open. Turn Off = Cab Door Close
F9:- On = Dispatch Whistle – Turn Off = Driver Acknowledgement.
F10:- Flange Squeal.*
F11:- On Engine Running = Compressor. On Engine Shut Down =Air Cylinder Drain Valve/ Pop
F12:- Drive Hold. ( Old Notch up/Down) See a further explanation Below***
F13:- Rail Clack.*
F14:- No 1 End Cab Light (Driver End on Most Bachmann Loco’s)
F15:- No 2 End Cab Light (NON Driver End on Most Bachmann Loco’s)
F16:- On=Fade Out (reduces sound Doppler effect to 25% Volume) Off=Back to normal setting
F17:- Brake 1 Option (Slows Loco down 50% Quicker) without using Speed Controller
F18:- Brake 2 Option (Slows Loco down 65% Quicker) without using Speed Controller
F19:- Brake 3 Option (Slows Loco down 85% Quicker) without using Speed Controller
F20:- Multiple Working Operation (see comment directly below)
Operating F20 turns off Nose End Lighting, Rear Loco Horns dispatch whistle on leading loco, driver acknowledgement on rear Loco.
On our Multiple Class 20 you get 2 defined Loco Start ups and engine revs and not stereo sound.
• *Flange Squeal only operates at low speed turns off over 15mph
• ** A Loco can’t have Tails light lit when coupled to other vehicles this includes another Loco, wagons, coaches & brake vans. This was a punishable offence for the Driver on Main Line operation. Intermediate Tails lights on trains had a Special Bell Code for Signalman as this was termed as 2 Trains in 1 Section a sackable offence for the Signalman.
This how serious this was in Railway Times right up to Power Signal Boxes taking over by using Track Circuit Block Signalling (TCB).
This took away from most signalman to observe EVERY train had passed with Tail Light lit. Imagine a train becoming divided in a section then passing the Signal box the signalman saw the Tail Light of the Loco and allowed another train into this section with another part of the train still in the section. All retailers have always overlooked this apart from Bachmann having a flirt with switches under some chassis.
• Our Tail Lights Options, allows you to turn either end on/off using F6 & F7 on V5 Decoders and nothing to do with directional lights
• *** Drive Hold this replaces notching up & down which was quite hard for us to explain & Locked the Engine rev. Using Drive Hold Press F12 Nothing will happen until you select the speed you require. Still the Loco will not move until you turn off F12 the trick using this is to turn this off before MAX Revs are reached, if not the Loco revs will decrease back to idle. Once the Loco has set off you can increase the speed & engine revs as normal
Please Note due to the need to keep these Functions to an acceptable level we have incorporated duel functions on F5 & F9 the down side to this option is that when the Power is turned on the track or the Loco is placed on a live track you will hear the coupling ping & the Drivers Acknowledgement. We are slowly rolling out all V5 updates starting with Diesels
The (BR) Class 20, otherwise known as an English Electric Type 1. In total 228 locomotives in the class were built by English Electric between 1957 and 1968
The locomotives were originally numbered D8000–D8199 and D8300–D8327. D8200 numbers had already been allocated to the Class 15
Designed around relatively basic technology, the 73-tonne locomotives produce 1,000 horsepower (750 kW) and can operate at up to 75 mph. Designed to work light mixed freight traffic, they have no train heating facilities. Locomotives D8000 to D8127 were fitted with disc indicators in the style of the steam era; when headcodes were introduced in 1960 the locomotive’s design was changed to incorporate headcode boxes.
The locomotive had a single cab. This caused serious problems with visibility when travelling nose first, although in these circumstances the driver’s view is comparable to that on the steam loco but because in the steam period every driver had a fireman this was not a problem for the Class 20s that had replaced there steam loco. The big stumbling block for these Loco’s was the Single Manning Act that appeared in 1965. Drivers was offered 2/6d a week to work trains without a Fireman a massive pay rise in 1965. Drivers initially refused and a Strike arose which BR won and the Drivers came back to work & I was told drivers never got the pay rise that was offered. From this date It was common however to find Class 20s paired together at the nose, with their cabs at opposite ends, ensuring that the driver could quite clearly see the road ahead and not need a fireman so could work these on Singled Manned Trains.
Single Manned trains had to meet strict guidelines to run without a fireman later to become named a Secondman which was my starting position on BR. Then to become named a Drivers Assistant due to the good old political correct equal act as nobody was allow to be called 2nd, even 2nd class coaches had to be renamed to Standard.
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£22 DHL upto 1kg insured to £300
£34 DHL Insured to £800
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