We are a long established Model Railway Shop in Halesowen, West Midlands with excellent connections to M5 Jct.3 & 4.
All the above would not be possible without the enormous support of the volunteers who help to keep the shop running! We thank them very much.
This is the latest Midlands Area Exclusive model in the Bachmann range, 32-390DB Class 37/7 Diesel Locomotive No.37704 in EW&S Livery. The model is available with or without full sound factory installed.
Class 37 No.D6734 was built in 1961 by English Electric at their Vulcan Foundry and was allocated to the Eastern region at Hull Dairycoates. Under TOPS, the locomotive was renumbered to No.37034 in December 1973 and was also repainted into BR's corporate Blue livery at the same time. The locomotive moved onto March and Stratford before a brief stint in Scotland at Motherwell and Eastfield during the 1985/86 period. The locomotive was then transferred down to Cardiff Canton in August 1986 where it was selected for refurbishment to become a Class 37/7 Heavyweight. This refurbishment was carried out at Crewe Works in January 1987 and emerged as No.37704 coupled with the loss of its head-code boxes and was finished off in the Railfreight Coal Sector livery.
Under privatisation, the locomotive came under the ownership of the newly formed English, Welsh and Scottish Railway (EW&S) and in November 1996 it became one of the first locomotives to receive the new gold and maroon corporate livery. This model captures this period and represents the locomotive as it was in the remaining working life before it was finally cut up at T.J. Thompson's in Stockport in June 2009.