Bachmann 31-578 Branchline Windhoff MPV 2-Car Set Network Rail
The Windhoff MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) is a purpose-built two-car engineering/infrastructure train designed to meet the demands of the modern rail network. Introduced in 1999, the MPVs were introduced to replace the ageing fleet of departmental vehicles, many of which had been adapted or repurposed to meet departmental needs rather than being designed for the role they would eventually serve.
The MPVs entered service with Railtrack and are now operated by Network Rail, making this Branchline model a must for anyone with an interest in modern rail operations in the UK. Offered in the Network Rail Yellow colour scheme for the first time, the Branchline model comprises two highly detailed vehicles each adorned with multiple modules which sit on the two decks. Produced with a full complement of seven modules – most are removable allowing you to run the model with your choice of modules, or even without most of the modules at all. Numerous parts and countless decorations processes are used to accurately capture the minute detail seen on both vehicles and each of the seven modules, resulting in this stunning model. The conductive coupling between the two vehicles means that a single decoder is required to operate the model on DCC, or why not choose the SOUND FITTED option for a fully immersive operating experience.
Features of this model:
Bachmann Branchline OO Scale
Pristine Network Rail Yellow livery
Two Car Set Comprising Vehicle Nos. DR98923 and DR98973
NEM Coupling Pockets
Powerful 3 Pole Motor with Flywheel
Ready to Accept a Speaker
Equipped with a 21 Pin DCC Decoder Socket – recommended Decoder item No. 36-557