13 November 2012
Two-year wait is finally over for the Bachmann model, available exclusively from NRM ...
After being in development for around two years, the D11/1 Class Butler Henderson No. 506 is now available to order from the National Railway Museum in York. The model is the fourth locomotive produced in partnership with Bachmann Branchline and features the Great Central Railway livery.
Eleven D11/1 Class locomotives were introduced by the Great Central Railway between 1919 and 1922 and were known as Improved Directors. No. 506 was built at the Great Central Railway works at Gorton and was named 'Butler Henderson' after company director Eric Butler-Henderson the son of Lord Farringdon, Chairman of the Great Central Railway from 1899 until 1922. No. 506 is currently located at Barrow Hill.
Due to the increased loading gauge of the Great Central Main Line, which was built to the Continental loading gauge, these locomotives differed from the already announced Scottish Directors (D11/2) by having taller chimneys, domes and cabs. The GCR locomotives were also fitted with tender water scoops.
Speaking earlier in the year, Steve Davies, director at the NRM said: "We are delighted that once again we are able to produced an Exclusive Edition model of yet another of the National Railway Museum's iconic locomotives. It has been under development for over two years and we are confident that members of the public will be impressed by the high quality craftmanship and attention to detail that Bachmann has put into creathing this model."
The Butler Henderson can be ordered now direct from the NRM online shop and is also available in the Museum store in York.