This SOUND FITTED model features realistic operational sounds including Compressors, Spirax Valves and Flange Squeal, see full details of the sound functions below. Directional Lighting - independently switchable at each end via switches mounted on the circuit-board, orvia DCC. SOUND FITTED - See below for function list. F1 - Engine Start / Sound (On / Off). F3 - Single Horn (Speed and Direction Related).
F4 - Two-Tone Horn (Speed and Direction Related). F8 - Cold Start (F8 On before F1). F9 - Flange Squeal (Speed Related).F15 - Cooler Group Fan. F17 - Auto Wagon Buffering (F17 On / F5 Off Only). F18 - On - Driver's Door Opening / Off - Driver's Door Closing. F19 - Fade All Sounds.
F20 - Directional Lights Off - No. F21 - Directional Lights Off - No. F22 - "Right o' way". Analogue Users: Please note that normal load running sounds and any other automatic or randomised sounds will also operate when this model is used on analogue control (DC) straight from the box!
The first Class 31 entered service in November 1957 and the design was one of the Pilot Scheme locomotives ordered by British Railways to replace steam traction. The Class was originally allocated to the Eastern Region, but gradually became common in both the Western and London Midland regions too. The Class 31/1s were the standard locomotive, the 31/0s being the first batch of locos which were fitted with Red Circle multiple-working control equipment which was non-standard and led to them being withdrawn relatively early in the late-1970s. The 31/1s were fitted with Blue Star multiple-working equipment, as found on many other BR classes, and all had steam heating boilers making them ideal for hauling passenger services. Commonly used in East Anglia, with allocations at Stratford and March depots, they were also found throughout the Eastern Region of BR with Finsbury Park sporting a large allocation along with the depots at Tinsley, Immingham and Thornaby.Examples were also allocated to Bristol Bath Road and Old Oak Common on the Western Region, where they could be found working passenger trains as far west as Barnstaple and Paignton. In the early 1980s, Healey Mills and Bescot on the Midland Region also gained an allocation as replacements for Class 25s. This item is in the category "Collectables\Model Railroads & Trains\Railroads & Trains\Locomotives". The seller is "kjb-models" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe.