The all-new Branchline LNER Class V2 has been designed from the rails up and is sure to be the pinnacle OO scale model of this highly popular mixed traffic locomotive. Finished as No. 60847 ‘St Peter’s School’ in BR Lined Green livery with Late Crest, the Branchline V2 features a wealth of detail with a stunning livery application to match. With a 21 Pin DCC decoder socket and pre-fitted speaker, the model also boasts a realistic firebox glow and flicker feature – making the new V2 a fine addition to any steam-era collection!
Also available with SOUND FITTED (Item No. 35-202SF)
- Bachmann Branchline OO Scale
- Era 5
- Pristine BR Lined Green (Late Crest) livery
- Supplied with etched ‘St Peter’s School’ Nameplates
- Accessory Pack including alternative flanged Cartazzi wheelset
- NEM Coupling Pockets
- Sprung Buffers
- Semi-permanent Loco to Tender Coupling with Close Coupling Mechanism
- Powerful 5 Pole Motor
- Firebox Glow (on analogue) / Firebox Glow & Flicker (on DCC)
- Speaker Fitted
- Equipped with a 21 Pin DCC Decoder Socket – recommended Decoder item No. 36-557
- Length 280mm
LNER CLASS V2 HISTORY
The LNER Class V2 steam locomotives were designed by Sir Nigel Gresley for express mixed traffic work and were built between 1936-1944. The V2s were the only significant class of 2-6-2 tender locomotives used in Britain.
184 locomotives were built at Doncaster and Darlington Works, construction continuing through the Second World War as they proved their usefulness. The V2 was developed from the Class A1/A3 Pacifics with smaller driving wheels and a shortened boiler. During WW2, the V2 locomotives achieved fantastic performances of haulage. Trains of over 20 carriages loaded to 700 tons proved within their abilities.
The most famous locomotive of the Class is No. 4771 ‘Green Arrow’ (later No. 800 and 60800). ‘Green Arrow’ was the first of the Class named for publicity purposes for the launch of the LNER’s express freight services and is the only preserved example, part of the National Collection.