Bachmann D326 The Great Train Robbery
Bachmann Class 40
D326 1M44 (1963)
The Great Train Robbery
BR Green Livery Split Box Indicators Half Yellow Panels
Latest Style Class 40. Renumbered. (32-483 Donor).
£250 – Analogue.
£278 – Std Decoder Fitted. (+£315 – ESU Select Fitted
£386 – ESU V5 Olivia’s Sound Fitted
Additional Work Available.
£10 – Tail Light Mod – Functional Tail Lights **
£ 7 – Cab Light (Per Cab)
£45 – ESU Stay Alive Fitted This Model Has been Updated with extra Pickups
Olivia’s Trains ESU V5 Sound Function List For Class 40 Locomotives.
F0:- Head/ Tail Lights. (Look at our Tail Light Mod)**
F1:- Sound On/Off.
F2:- High Tone Horn.
F3:- Low Tone Horn.
F4:- Brakes Releasing.
F5:- On = Buffer Clash – Turn Off = Coupling
F6:- No 2 End Tail Light Mod (Non Driver End on Bachmann Models)**
F7:- No 1 End Tail Light Mod. (Driver End)**
F8:- Cab Door Slam.
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
• *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 Light Mod on all Models except Hornby, 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
D326 (later 40 126) was the most famous Class 40, but for unfortunate reasons. The engine had an early chequered history, she was classed as a jinxed loco by some railwaymen, with some drivers being reluctant to drive it. In 1963 it was involved in the infamous Great Train Robbery, a year later in August 1964 a Secondman was electrocuted when washing the windows. Finally, in August 1965, it suffered total brake failure with a maintenance train at Birmingham New St and hit the rear of a freight train, injuring the guard. It then settled down and had a normal life until it was scrapped in 1984.
40126 was withdrawn from service on the 15th February 1984. Upon withdrawal the locomotive was offered to the National Railway museum at York as an exhibit loco regarding its past history, however the NRM declined and she was reduced to a pile of scrap metal at Doncaster Works with indecent haste, no doubt to stop any pillaging souvenir hunters. Other famous “40s” include 40 106, which was the last one to remain in BR green livery, and 40 009, the last 40 to still have vacuum brakes only.
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Tel: 0114 3216 160 Or 0114 2647 449.