Midland Class 1F 41726 BR Black Early Emblem Vacuum Fitted Enclosed Cab

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Midland Class 1F 41726 BR Black Early Emblem Vacuum Fitted Enclosed Cab (31-435)
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Midland Class 1F 41726 BR Black Early Emblem Vacuum Fitted Enclosed Cab


• Our model depicts the Midland Class 1377 with Belpaire firebox

• Closed cab variant

• Fully detailed and decorated cab interior

• Sprung Buffers



By the end of the 1870s, a need had arisen for more shunting tanks. To satisfy this need, Samuel W. Johnson introduced the 1377 Class. A total of 185 engines were built between 1878 and 1892. They were given the power classification ‘1F’.A series of orders for rebuilding the 1377 Class with Johnson’s G5 Belpaire boilers was issued between 1924 and 1927 and 88 were rebuilt as such until the economic slump hit in 1930. During this period, reduced traffic resulted in a number of the 1377s being stored, but they remained widely spread. The stored locomotives were used for short-term loans to other lines, private firms and collieries. Important loans were also made to the military during World War Two.

The decline of the class was very gradual – after the initial heavy withdrawals of the early 1930s and as business began to stir back into life, the numbers taken out of service each year remained in single figures (with the exception of 1940-1945 when none were withdrawn).  All were officially withdrawn by 1966. One locomotive exists in preservation – 41708.

Branchline models are designed to be a consistent size that is known as OO scale. Our models are large enough to incorporate a high level of detail as well as many additional features such as directional lighting, sound effects and digital

OO scale models run on a track with a gap of 16.5mm between the running rails and this track gauge is the most popular in the world

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Hobbies have built a reputation for providing first class goods and excellent service, with over 120 years of experience supplying model makers, machinists, craftsman & enthusiasts alike. We pride ourselves on our worldwide reputation for high quality customer service and we are always happy to provide help and support, from advice with choosing what product to buy to after sales support, such as guidance with the building process of a model kit. Our customer support and service is comprehensive, and we won’t disappear after you have made a purchase. Not convinced? Then just ask one of our many thousands of satisfied customers, both here in the UK and overseas.

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