Bachmann Class 47 47079 “G. J. Churchward”
Bachmann Class 47
47079 “G. J. Churchward”
In GWR Lined Green Livery.
Renumbered & Named using Donor 31-660DB
In Stock Ready to Order!
£230 – Analogue.
£258 – Std Decoder Fitted.
£376 – ESU V5 Olivia’s Sound Fitted
Additional Work Available- DCC Fitted Only:
£10 – Tail Lamp Modification (Independent operation of tail lamps using function commands.)
£45 – ESU Stay Alive Fitted (ESU Decoder Req.)
Olivia’s Trains ESU V5 Sound Function List For Class 47/0 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
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Originally D1664 it was built at Crewe works and entered traffic allocated to Landore MPD on the 27th February 1965. In 1965 the Western Region decided to name seventeen (D1660 – D1676) of the regions class 47 fleet. The first to be named was D1666, which was named Odin at Cardiff Canton on March 12th 1965. D1664 was named George Jackson Churchward at Swindon Works by Mr Reginald Hanks, chairman of British Railways (Western Region) on the 8th May 1965. The original nameplates were removed at Crewe works in March 1979 and the shorter version substituted, why I do not know. It appears to be fitted with the shorter version in the photograph. Shortly after D1671 was named Thor it was damaged beyond repair in a collision at Bridgend in December 1965 and the name was transferred to D1677. For the next fourteen years until class 47 locomotive naming recommenced and became commonplace these seventeen class 47’s were the “celebrity” locomotives of the class especially away from the Western Region. 47079 would gain celebrity status again when it was one of four Western Region class 47’s to be specially treated for the Great Western Railway 150th anniversary celebrations in 1985. Although being named ‘G.J.Churchward’ made it an obvious selection for the celebrations it was by this time a freight engine (no train heating capability) which made it a somewhat surprising choice. 47079’s freight status resulted in it being the first of the four to lose its ‘celebrity’ status, and name, when it was repainted into the new tri-grey RailFreight livery in 1987. It had remained a Western Region engine for twenty five years until it was transferred to Tinsley in January 1990. It was to spend most of 1993 out of traffic at Crewe Works undergoing collision damage repairs following an altercation whilst shunting at Eastleigh. As class 47 withdrawals were gathering pace at this point in time it was probably fortunate to survive its mishap. It continued on freight duties until the end of 1999 when it entered Brush Works at Loughborough for a new engine, alternator and refurbishment. It emerged from Loughborough in January 2000 as 57009 and is currently (August 2012) operated by DRS.
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