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Bachmann Class D11/2 62682 Haystoun of Bucklaw Early BR Black 31-138
Era 4: 1948 - 1956
DCC Ready - 21 pin decoder socket
Livery: BR Black - Early Emblem
A Brief History
One of the biggest mistakes made by your writer was to be born ten years too late. Although he can remember steam as being very much the order of the day, by the time he could comprehend it, many routes and many classes of locomotive had disappeared - not least the D11 class, and the lonely routes of south east Scotland where they operated. We forget that this part of the world enjoyed a heavily railway system linking the small towns of Peebles, Kelso, Melrose and the like. It also represented a far gentler and less hurried age, where you may end up sharing your compartment with the respected local schoolteacher, a lean cleric or even the local poacher! For their part, the D11s were very handsome engines, appropriately taking their names from the characters appearing in the writings of Sir Walter Scott. The Haystoun (Laird or Lord) of Bucklaw appears in the Bride of Lammermuir, a tragic love story of romance and intrigue set in the hills of South East Scotland. It's rather akin to an early episode of East Enders!