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Bachmann 32-979T Class 66 718 Sir Peter Hendy – London Transport Museum

Bachmann 32-979T Class 66 718 Sir Peter Hendy – London Transport MuseumScore 90%Score 90%

A new limited edition class 66 (66 718) model released around 2013 of a one-off livery by Bachmann especially commissioned by the London Transport Museum. This model is second of two limited edition class 66 models commissioned by London Transport Museum. The livery of the model featured in this article is GBRF’s ‘Sir Peter Hendy’ London Underground livery. Which marks the 150th anniversary of the London Underground railway & celebrates GB Railfreight’s partnership with London Transport Museum. This Class 66 locomotive model carries a one-off eye-catching black livery and named is after Sir Peter Hendy. Sir Peter Hendy, is currently the chairman of Network Rail and was also formerly the Commissioner of Transport for London.

The model was a limited edition run. The model comes with Brass etched nameplates for fitting by the modeller. Also, a bag of detailed parts for the buffer beam are included.

The model has working head/tail & cab interior lighting. The rear lights can be switched out via a switch located on the underside of the loco.

The model comes as 21 pin DCC Ready ( Ready to be converted to DCC by removing the blanking plug from the DCC socket & plugging in a DCC 21 pin decoder) & is set up to take a DCC sound speaker. A speaker mount for a speaker is included already fitted within the loco. On the PCB board is two terminals for connecting two speaker wires too.

The model has a five pole motor with twin flywheels, all wheel drive & all wheel power pickups. Couplings are the small removable tension lock NEM type. Buffers are sprung.

Other features include finely detailed parts, brass etched grills, separate handrails, lamp brackets, flush glazing, windscreen wipers, under chassis details, cab interior details including driver figure, fine profile wheels. A diecast chassis giving good traction so no traction tires are needed.

The model comes in plastic ice style packaging with Bachmann’s usual box sleeve arrangement.

Key Features:

  • 5-pole skew wound motor
  • All wheel power pick ups
  • DCC ready with a 21 pin DCC decoder socket
  • NEM tension lock couplings
  • Sprung buffers
  • Pre-fitted detailed parts
  • Bag of extra detail parts for the modeller to fit
  • Fine scale wheel profile
  • Chemically blackened wheels
  • Fully detailed and painted cab interior
  • Working head / tail / cab interior lighting
  • Pre-set up for DCC sound with speaker mount & speaker connections on the PCB board
  • Brass etched name plates
  • Limited Edition model exclusive to the London Transport Museum

Manufacturers Part Nos:

  • 32-979T


Only one model released in this livery

  • 32-979T

Many thanks to Mr P. Simpson for providing the model for this article.

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Summary Another fine release of a new one off livery by Transport For London. Now sold out but a must for any class 66 fan.

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