Midland Class 4F No. 58 in S&DJR Prussian Blue

Code: 372-060K

N Scale Midland Class 4F

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£99.95
Midland Class 4F No. 58 in S&DJR Prussian Blue

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We are proud to present our latest Bachmann Collectors Club exclusive N scale locomotive, the Midland Class 4F No. 58 in Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway Prussian Blue livery. Following the great success of our OO scale model in 2013, we are pleased to offer this stunning locomotive to our N scale members for the first time. Utilising the latest tooling from the Graham Farish range this model packed with separately fitted details and features a powerful mechanism utilising the latest coreless motor technology fitting neatly inside the locomotive body, allowing room in the tender for a 6 pin DCC socket.

Number 58 was built by Armstrong Whitworth as a batch of five locomotives, numbered 57-61 which were built to the Midland Railway’s 4F design under order number 5685. This order was effectively an extension of the Midland Railways order for Class 4F locomotives numbered 3932-3986, with the S&DJR locomotives being delivered during April 1922. Performing mixed traffic duties along the S&DJR route, these locomotives received a Class 5 rating for passenger work and Class 4 for goods traffic, in contrast to the Midland Railway’s 4F classification. Upon absorption by the LMS in 1930, No. 58 became 4558 and continued to perform across the former S&D route, being allocated to Bath Green Park (71G) shed throughout its existence.

Following nationalisation our locomotive became No. 44558 in July 1948 and continued to perform mixed traffic services ranging from pick up goods trains and local stopping trains to piloting double headed express passenger trains such as the ‘Pines Express’ which ran between Manchester and Bournemouth, travelling along the former S&D line on a daily basis until September 1962. No. 44558 was the fourth former S&DJR 4F locomotive to be withdrawn in December 1964 with only No. 44560 lasting longer.

Alongside the recently released Graham Farish Countryside Coal Digital Train Set (item No. 370-080), which includes a 3F Jinty locomotive decorated in the same attractive S&DJR blue livery, this model is perfect for anyone with even the faintest interest in the iconic S&D line

Technical Specification

  • Size/Scale:  N Scale
  • Released:  March 2015
  • Number Produced:  504 certificated pieces
  • Era:  2
  • DCC Pin Value:  6
  • DCC Status:  DCC Ready
  • Paint Finish:  Pristine
  • Length:  113mm
  • Features:  Powerful locomotive drive utilising the latest coreless motor and with NEM coupling pockets. Accessory detail pack including cab doors and coupling hooks.