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372-160K LMS Stanier 8F 8624 LMS Crimson Lake (LMS)
372-160K LMS Stanier 8F 8624 LMS Crimson Lake (LMS)
372-160K LMS Stanier 8F 8624 LMS Crimson Lake (LMS)
372-160K LMS Stanier 8F 8624 LMS Crimson Lake (LMS)
372-160K LMS Stanier 8F 8624 LMS Crimson Lake (LMS)

LMS Stanier 8F 8624 LMS Crimson Lake (LMS)

£169.95


Product Number:

372-160K

Availability:

In stock


First announced in the Autumn 2020 issue of the Bachmann Times is another model for our N scale collectors, in the new Graham Farish LMS 8F, which looks stunning in its LMS Lined Crimson livery as No. 8624.  

The model features a powerful loco-drive mechanism using a coreless motor. In the tender, you will find a NEXT18 DCC decoder socket along with a pre-fitted speaker making it easy for sound to be added too. NEM coupling pockets are fitted to the front and rear, and fine detailing can be found across the model - from the metal handrails to the cylinder drain cocks, brake blocks and turned-metal safety valves. 

Inside the cab is a wealth of detail, with full decoration which stands out particularly well thanks to the cream cab interior and wooden floor, whilst a hinged fall-plate is fitted between the locomotive and tender ready to accommodate a suitable crew from the Scenecraft figure range, we think the Steam Locomotive Staff (379-307) are ideal!

The livery application is not only stunning inside the cab but extends to every area of the model, from the rich Crimson colour to the authentically shaded lettering and numbers – all in the correct LMS font of course – right down to the smokebox number plate. Finer details such as the shed code plate and the brass plaques that are fitted to the real locomotive either side of the smokebox saddle and on the rear of the tender tank are not forgotten either. The motion and buffers are finished with a polished steel effect, befitting a much-loved locomotive during the preservation era. 

Also available with SOUND FITTED (item No. 372-160KSF)

 

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Graham Farish N Scale
  • LMS Lined Crimson livery
  • Loco-drive Mechanism
  • Tender Pick-up
  • Coreless Motor
  • Accessory Pack
  • NEM Coupling Pockets
  • NEXT18 DCC decoder socket
  • Recommended for use with Decoder 36-567
  • Sugar Cube Speaker Fitted
  • Length 140mm (over couplings)
  • 504 Certificated Pieces (across both the normal and the SOUND FITTED versions)

 

HISTORY

A total of 852 8Fs were built and members of the Class were some of the last survivors of steam on British Railways before the end finally came in 1968. Indeed, at the start of 1968, some 150 examples remained in service and this long life ensured that numerous 8Fs were saved for preservation. No. 8624 succumbed to withdrawal relatively early for an 8F, coming out of traffic in July 1965, but this did not prevent the locomotive from earning a new life in preservation.

Built at the Southern Railway’s Ashford Works to an order from the Railway Executive Committee and outshopped in December 1943, our locomotive became No. 48624 upon nationalisation in 1948 and spent its working life at Willesden Shed. Following its withdrawal, the loco languished in Barry scrap yard before being rescued in 1981. Of the 14 8Fs that survive (several of which remain overseas where they worked), No. 8624 is unique in being the only Southern Railway-built example. 

After a 28-year restoration, the locomotive returned to traffic in 2009 at Peak Rail in Derbyshire. The restoration team chose to paint their locomotive into the stunning LMS Crimson livery complete with yellow lining and this is the condition depicted by our model. In 2011 No. 8624 moved to the Great Central Railway in Leicestershire and has been based here ever since.

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