Class 37/5s Nos. 37501 Teesside Steelmaster & 37502 British Steel Teesside (BR Railfreight)Special Edition – ‘Pack A’
PERHAPS IT WAS A RISKY STRATEGY to launch our Class 37/5 project with a twin pack but not everyone realises that significant investment and a large order was required to persuade Bachmann to adapt its existing Class 37 tooling to accept new noses and roof. Whilst a DRS loco provided the contemporary angle, the clear choice for our first pack was the regularly-paired Thornaby duo of No. 37501 & 37502. The new bodyshell provided the ideal base to apply unusual liveries, the former wearing British Steel blue with the latter in the Teesside depot’s interpretation of Railfreight red strip complete with colour Kingfisher emblem. Modellers, keen to wallow in late-1980s nostalgia, snapped them up quickly.
Issue date: July 2009
Catalogue Number: 32-381T
Quantity produced: Made to order
Status: SOLD OUT