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Bachmann Branchline 31-063 Class E1 No 2173 In NER Lined Green Livery 0-6-0 Tank Locomotive

Bachmann 31-063 Class E1 2173 NER Lined Green

Built: 1898 – 1951

Built for: NER / LNER / BR

Designed by: Wilson Worsdell

Duties: shunting and station pilot

Wheels: 0-6-0T

Model Features

• Realistic fire-box flicker

• Sprung buffers

• Pre-fitted speaker for ease of Digital Sound installation


The J72 Class of tank engine possess the unique record of having been constructed at varying periods, over a span of 54 years under three railway company ownerships: NER, LNER and BR.

Designed by T.W.Worsdell, and originally designated Class E1 by him, the J72 was introduced in 1898 for light goods and shunting duties. They were a further development of the near-identical J71 Class, which had slightly larger diameter wheels, and were built at

Darlington and Doncaster Works and by the Armstrong-Whitworth Company. 

85 J72s were built, the last LNER versions in 1925, then, after nationalization, between

1949-1951, British Railways built a further batch of 28 identical to the original 1898

design making a class total of 113. 

During the late ‘40s, a number of J72s were fitted with vacuum braking, enabling them to

work on station pilots and carriage shunting duties.

This model is primarily used for shunting and station piloting.
It has a realistic fire-box flicker, sprung buffers and is pre-fitted with a speaker for ease of digital sound installation.

The Bachmann 36-567 DCC decoder is recommended.


1:76 Scale
OO Gauge
Era: 2 (1875 - 1922)
Ready assembled
DCC Ready
DCC Ready NEXT 18
Speaker fitted ready for chip
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RRP: £ 129.95
Our price: £ 110.46
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