Bachmann 'N' class #1406

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Bachmann 'N' class #1406

Postby GWR_fan » Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:34 am

I have taken delivery of a mint N class in olive green, #1406. The absence of smoke deflectors was why I was attracted to the locomotive. However, on googling Wikipedia, it seems that #1406 had deflectors fitted during assembly. It was among the last batch ordered, 1400-1414 in 1932 and according to Wiki, deflectors (researched since 1927) were fitted during building. Now has Bachmann taken liberties by not fitting them to the model?

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Re: Bachmann 'N' class #1406

Postby Bigmet » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:16 am

For sure I don't know the minutiae of Southern operations, but one distinct possibility is that this loco was photographed running without deflectors. Bachmann are usually pretty careful over detail like this.

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Re: Bachmann 'N' class #1406

Postby GWR_fan » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:32 am

Bigmet,
many thanks.

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Re: Bachmann 'N' class #1406

Postby RFS » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:41 am

According to Locomotives Illustrated 105 ("The Southern Moguls") 1407 was the first to have factory-fitted deflectors which thus implies your model of 1406 without them is correct. It should also be right-hand drive, as 1407-14 were left-hand drive. 1406 entered traffic in January 1933, but 1407 not till August 1933.

There is also a picture in the magazine of 1403 in service without them.
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Re: Bachmann 'N' class #1406

Postby GWR_fan » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:17 am

Many thanks. Yes, right hand drive. Looks like Wiki is once again incorrect.


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