Released in June 1981, the class 37 came hot on the heels of the class 47, which was released in January 1981. It was to become another stalwart of the Poole Farish stable. Utilising the same chassis as the class 47*, it came in eight liveries and nine releases (the coal sector being released with two running numbers). The initial release was in BR Green and BR Blue, with a re-mould leading to more detailed versions in 1990 in sectorisation liveries, representing the real-life refurbished versions. Two special editions towards the end of the decade brought EWS and Mainline Blue versions. Many Coal Sector class 37’s (37 699) came with a mis-printed label, reading “class 47” instead of “class 37”. The misprint was corrected with a biro and you can see examples of this here. The most difficult class 37 to find is probably Cat. No. 8035 – 37 408 Loch Rannoch, BR Blue Large Logo, since this was released in 2000, the year of the Bachmann takeover.
* The class 47 chassis was modified slightly with the introduction of the class 37 and the modified chassis was used for both the 37 and 47. Read about it here.
|Catalogue No.||Livery||Running No.||Production Date||Notes|
|8015||BR Blue||37 035||1981|
|8035||BR Blue Large Logo||37 408 Loch Rannoch||2000|
|8036||Coal Sector||37 699||1990|
|8036||Coal Sector||37 696||1999|
|8037||Petroleum Sector||37 887||1990|
|8038||Metal Sector||37 906||1990|
|803D||Mainline Blue||37 055 Rail Celebrity||1997||Special Edition|
|803E||EWS||37 408||1999||Special Edition|