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Class 47/0 D1733 BR XP64 Experimental Blue (Small Yellow Panels)Class 47/0 D1733 BR XP64 Experimental Blue (Small Yellow Panels)Class 47/0 D1733 BR XP64 Experimental Blue (Small Yellow Panels)Class 47/0 D1733 BR XP64 Experimental Blue (Small Yellow Panels)Class 47/0 D1733 BR XP64 Experimental Blue (Small Yellow Panels)
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Class 47/0 D1733 BR XP64 Experimental Blue (Small Yellow Panels)


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This Bachmann Collectors Club Limited Edition model is launched to coincide with the 60th Anniversary of XP64, portraying the Class 47 locomotive that hauled the prototype train in 1964.

The XP64 train comprised a series of eight experimental coaches which showcased BR’s new corporate Blue & Grey colour scheme, hauled by a specially-liveried Class 47 No. D1733, which was built at Brush Falcon Works in Loughborough and was out-shopped in primer in April 1964, being despatched to Deby Works for painting into the new XP64 Experimental Blue Livery.

The official launch of XP64 took place in May 1964 with No. D1733 hauling a train of matching blue & grey coaches around the country to gauge public opinion of the new coaches and corporate livery. Whilst a Blue & Grey colour scheme was adopted for coaches, BR chose a darker shade of blue for locomotives and although the double arrow logo remained, the red background was dropped.

This new model takes advantage of recent developments to the Graham Farish Class 47 which include several technical advancements, with an upgraded specification which now boasts a Next18 DCC decoder interface, pre-fitted speaker, cab lighting (when used on DCC) and independent control of the directional lights at each end. This SOUND FITTED model makes full use of the new Next18 DCC interface and pre-fitted speaker, providing authentic sound effects when the model is used on both DCC and Analogue control straight out of the box!


  • Graham Farish N Scale
  • Era 5
  • Pristine XP64 Experimental Blue livery
  • Running No. D1733
  • SOUND FITTED – Fitted with a ESU Loksound V5DCC Sound Decoder – See below for the function list
  • Length 130mm
  • Bachmann Collectors Club Limited Edition – 200 Certificated Pieces



  • Glazed Headcode Panels displaying Blinds 1X95 and 3T41
  • Double Arm Windscreen Wipers
  • Round Buffers
  • Full Cab Roof Vents
  • Original Three-Piece Radiator Grilles
  • Ribbed Exhaust Panels
  • Spanner Mk3 Boiler Port
  • 1,200 Gallon Water Tanks
  • Open Bogie-mounted Cab Steps




  • Coreless, twin shaft motor with two flywheels providing drive to both bogies
  • All axle drive
  • Electrical pickup from eight wheels
  • Diecast metal chassis block
  • Gearing arranged for prototypical running speeds and haulage capabilities
  • 9mm (N gauge) wheels to NEM310 standards with authentic profile and detailing
  • Bogie-mounted coupling pockets to NEM355 standards at each end
  • Designed to operate on curves of second radius (263.5mm) or greater


  • Bogies constructed from multiple components featuring full relief detail
  • Separately applied detail parts, including lamp irons, cab handrails and roof aerial (where applicable)
  • Separately fitted battery box/water/fuel tank assembly
  • Cab Interior Detailing
  • Each model supplied with a full set of model-specific bufferbeam pipework and accessory parts


  • Directional lighting, switchable on/off at either end on DCC or Analogue control
  • Cab lighting, switchable on/off (when used on DCC only)
  • Authentic light colours and temperatures selected for each model based on era and application


  • Next18 DCC decoder interface


  • Speaker installed in all models for optimum sound reproduction
  • ESU Loksound V5DCC Sound Decoder fitted to SOUND FITTED versions
  • Sound files produced specifically for the Graham Farish Class 47 using recordings from real locomotives
  • SOUND FITTED models operate on DCC and Analogue control as supplied


  • Authentic liveries applied to all models
  • Multiple paint applications employed on each model using BR/TOC specification colours
  • Logos, numerals and text added as appropriate using multi-stage tampo printing using authentic typefaces, logos and colours


F0 - Directional Lights - On/Off (plus Light Switch Sound)

F1 - On - Warm Engine Start / On, Off - Failed Engine Start / On, Off, On - Cold Engine Start

F2 - Brake

F3* - Horn (Playable)

F4* - Two-Tone Horn

F5 - Heavy Load

F6 - Coasting (Manual notch Down if F22 On)

F7 - Maximum Revs (Manual notch Up if F22 On)

F8** - On - Coupling Up / Off - Uncoupling

F9 - Flange Squeal (Speed Related)

F10 - Fan Noise

F11 - Air Dump

F12 - On - Guard’s Whistle / Off - Driver’s Response Horn

F13 - Cab Lights On/Off No. 1 (plus Light Switch Sound)

F14 - Cab Lights On/Off No. 2 (plus Light Switch Sound)

F15 - Auto Uncouple Cycle

F16 - AWS Horn

F17 - AWS Bell

F18 - On - Sound Fades Out / Off - Sound Fades In

F19 - Mute (Latch) / Volume Cycles 6 Levels (Trigger)

F20 - No. 1 End (Fan) Directional Lights Off

F21 - No. 2 End (non-Fan) Directional Lights Off

F22 - Manual Notching Logic On/Off (control with F6 & F7)

F23 - Spirax Valve

F24 - Station Announcement

F25 - On - Driver’s Door Open / Off - Driver’ Door Shut

*Alternative Horn sounds and behaviour can be selected via CV changes

** Alternative coupling sounds can be selected via CV changes

Analogue Users: Please note that any automated drive sounds will be played when this model is used on analogue control (DC) straight from the box!



Towards the end of the 1950s, British Railways began planning a new fleet of diesel locomotives and after investigating several prototypes, BR decided to place an order with Brush Engineering for 20 locomotives during February 1961. The resulting design became the iconic Brush Type 4 Diesel locomotive, a practical, versatile design with a very distinctive cab. Powered with a Sulzer engine and initially rated at 2,750hp, the locomotive could achieve a top speed of 75mph with a tractive effort of 55,000lb. Building commenced in January 1962 and the first locomotive No. D1500 appeared in late September of the same year with test runs on the London Midland Region and Western Region. The design was a success and BR went on to order a total of 512 with continuous production through to early 1967, forming the largest single class of main-line diesel locomotives in the UK.

During this time and subsequent years, several variations appeared with an increase in speed and tractive effort to 95mph and 62,000lb respectively. Originally fitted with four character train reporting head-codes, these changed to marker lights, with the addition of high intensity lights and roof aerials in the late 1980s. Other variations involved the fitting of different types of steam heating boiler for early BR coaching stock, later replaced with electric train heating for use with modern rolling stock. The numbering system started with four figures but changed to five with the introduction of the TOPS coding system which saw the locomotives classified as Class 47 Diesels with variations such as 47/0, 47/2, 47/3, 47/4 and 47/7. By the end of the 1990s, half of the Class 47 fleet had been withdrawn or scrapped, 33 have been converted into Class 57 locomotives and several have been preserved, including the original No. D1500, now numbered 47401.

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