Bachmann OO Gauge Class 66/0 66117 DB Cargo
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Bachmann OO Gauge Class 66/0 66117 DB Cargo

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Ref::  32-734B
Brand:  Bachmann
Gauge:  OO
Length:  285mm
Brand:  Bachmann
DCC:  Ready 21 Pin
Motive Power:  Diesel-Electric
Colour:  Red
Railway Company:  DB
Era:  9
Class:  66/0



Announced as part of our Autumn 2020 British Railway Announcements, we are delighted to bring you Class 66/0 No. 66117 in the striking DB Cargo livery which makes a great addition to our range. Fitted with a driver and featuring directional lighting, the model is also ready to accept a speaker and has a 21 Pin DCC Decoder socket for those wishing to equip their model for use on DCC.

Also available with SOUND FITTED (item No. 32-734BSF).

MODEL FEATURES:

Bachmann Branchline OO Scale
Era 9
Highly detailed DB Cargo livery
Accessory Pack
Driver Fitted in the Cab
Directional Lighting
Equipped with a 21 Pin DCC Decoder Socket – recommended Decoder item No. 36-557
Locomotive Ready to Accept a Speaker
Length 285mm

CLASS 66 HISTORY

The Class 66 is a type of six-axle diesel electric freight locomotive developed in part from the Class 59, for use on the railways of the UK. Since its introduction the class has been successful and has been sold to British and other European railway companies. In Continental Europe it is marketed as the EMD Class 66 (JT42CWR). Placing what was termed as "the biggest British loco order since steam days," EWS placed an order for 250 units in May 1996 to be built at the EMD plant in London, Ontario, Canada; the first locomotives were ready in 1998. They were given the Class 66 designation in the British classification system (TOPS). In 1998 Freightliner placed an order for further locomotives. They were followed by GB Railfreight, and then Direct Rail Services. The last of more than 500 built over an 18-year period was No 66779, Evening Star, delivered to GB Railfreight in spring 2016.

Class 66s are synonymous with the contemporary UK rail scene, operating for all the major freight operators including DB, Freightliner, GB Railfreight, Colas Rail, and DRS, and they are set to dominate the domestic locomotive fleet for many years to come.

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