Review: Bachmann Branchline 31-465

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Review: Bachmann Branchline 31-465

The 31-465 Bachmann OO – Class C Wainwright 0-6-0 31579 in BR black with late crest is another great model from Bachmann. This locomotive model is an astounding addition due to its excellent speed, well-balanced design, and an economical price. The model belongs to the Class C Wainwright category. The entire structure has a great glossy finish which makes it more attractive for the consumers. It can be used for modeling purposes in the railway industry mainly.

There are many excellent and astounding features that make Bachmann Branchline 31-465 an extra special item from Bachmann’s locomotive model collection:

  • It belongs to the Class C wainwrights category
  • OO Gauge (1:76 scale)
  • It has a 21-pin DCC ready sound decoder in a socket
  • It has a 1.1 ampere with plug decoder and back emf

More information

It is not suitable for younger children and to be used in toy making. It is strictly not a toy. It is used for modeling purposes in the train industry, in museums and in educational institutions. 4

There have been some reports regarding the crest not being in line and not sturdy enough, but this issue has been resolved with subsequent models.  Check with your supplier before purchasing to see if this is an issue. The model is a very good representation of the real locomotive, which is something that will delight model enthusiasts.


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