Bachmann 31-617 LNER Class V3 Tank 390 LNER Lined Black

31-617

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Bachmann 31-617 LNER Class V3 Tank 390 LNER Lined Black

Featuring a detailed and true-to-prototype bodyshell coupled with a high performance chassis, which is driven by a five pole motor and complete with a Next18 DCC decoder socket and space for a speaker, this model is sure to be popular with LNER enthusiasts and adds another tank engine to the LNER locomotive fleet.

 

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Bachmann Branchline OO Scale
  • Era 3
  • Pristine LNER Lined Black livery
  • Running No. 390
  • Accessory Pack
  • NEM Coupling Pockets
  • Sprung Buffers
  • Powerful 5 Pole Motor
  • Locomotive Ready to Accept a Speaker
  • Equipped with a Next18 DCC Decoder Socket – recommended Decoder item No. 36-567A
  • Length 174mm

V1/V3 TANK HISTORY

The LNER Class V1 and V3 were two classes of 2-6-2T steam locomotives designed by Sir Nigel Gresley. Eighty-two V1s were built, 71 being rebuilt into the V3s. An additional ten were built as V3s from the final batch of V1s. Developing the V3 from the V1 gave it an increased boiler pressure and thus increased its tractive effort. During the Second World War, a number were transferred to help with heavy wartime loads from the Royal Ordnance Factory at Thorp Arch near Wetherby until the end of the war. The V1 and V3s were hard working engines suited to the suburban workings. The withdrawal of both classes began in 1960, the V1s by 1962 and the V3s by 1964. None of either class survived to be preserved.


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