The latest Bachmann Collectors Club Limited Edition model was launched at the 2018 Warley Show and this model is now available to purchase! Our new model is one for the N scale enthusiast with the BR MK2A FK coach appearing as ‘Test Car 6’ in the attractive RTC red & blue livery.

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The Railway Technical Centre (RTC) was built in Derby during the 1960s and would become home to the newly formed British Rail Research Division which reported directly to the Board. The RTC undertook all manner of testing and many of the tests required specialist equipment which would be installed into redundant rolling stock – sometimes with major modifications made to the original vehicle in the process.

Test Car 6 was the only BR Mk2 vehicle in the RTC fleet and was originally built in 1964 as Corridor First (FK) No. S13396. The vehicle spent little time in revenue earning service before being sent to the Office for Research and Experiments (ORE) testing station at Vienna in 1968, after which it joined the RTC fleet and underwent conversion work for test use gaining the number ADB975290. In the late 1990s ownership transferred to Serco and the coach continued to perform on testing duties into the 21st century before finally being scrapped in 2013.

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Our model (374-950K) is based on the Graham Farish BR Mk2A coach and includes a highly detailed bodyshell & underframe, NEM coupling pockets and a fine rendition of the RTC livery – making it the perfect accompaniment to those Graham Farish RTC liveried models produced for ModelZone and as part of the main Graham Farish range.

Priced at £34.95 and with just 504 certificated models produced, the model is in stock now so place your order today!