Bachmann 31-579SF Windhoff MPV Network Rail Orange "Dick Preston" Sound Fitted

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The Windhoff MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) is a purpose-built two-car engineering/infrastructure train designed to meet the demands of the modern rail network. Introduced in 1999, the MPVs were introduced to replace the ageing fleet of departmental vehicles, many of which had been adapted or repurposed to meet departmental needs rather than being designed for the role they would eventually serve.

The MPVs entered service with Railtrack and are now operated by Network Rail, making this Branchline model a must for anyone with an interest in modern rail operations in the UK. Offered in the Network Rail Orange colour scheme for the first time, the Branchline model comprises two highly detailed vehicles each adorned with multiple modules which sit on the two decks. Produced with a full complement of seven modules – most are removable allowing you to run the model with your choice of modules, or even without most of the modules at all. Numerous parts and countless decorations processes are used to accurately capture the minute detail seen on both vehicles and each of the seven modules, resulting in this stunning model. Supplied complete with SOUND FITTED, this model will add that extra level of realism straight out of the box whether you’re running on DCC or Analogue control.



  • Bachmann Branchline OO Scale
  • Era 9
  • Pristine Network Rail Orange livery
  • Two Car Set Comprising Vehicle Nos. DR98914 and DR98964
  • Accessory Pack
  • NEM Coupling Pockets
  • Powerful 3 Pole Motor with Flywheel
  • Directional Lighting
  • SOUND FITTED - Fitted with a ESU Loksound V5DDC Sound Decoder – See below for the function list
  • Length 531mm



F0 - Lights - On/Off (plus Light Switch Sound)

F1 - Sound On / Off/ Two Engine Start

F2* - Brake

F3** - Horn (Two-tone)

F4** - Horn (Single)

F5 - Heavy Load

F6 - Coasting

F7 - Maximum Revs

F8*** - On - Coupling Up / Off - Uncoupling

F9 - Flange Squeal (Speed Related)

F10 - Fan Noise

F11 - Leaf Removal Water Jet

F12 - De-Icing Scraper & Hot Liquid Anti-Icer Spray

F13 - Auxiliary Power Unit

F14 - Warning Siren

F15 - Auto Uncouple Cycle

F16 - AWS Horn

F17 - AWS Bell

F18 - On - Sound Fades Out / Off - Sound Fades In

F19 - Mute (Latch) / Volume Cycles 6 Levels (Trigger)

F20 - Car Horn

F21 - Spirax Valve

F22 - Station Announcement

F23 - On - Driver's Door Open / Off – Driver's Door Shut

F24 - Air Dump

F25 - Impact Wrench

F26 - Power Cutter

F27 - Chainsaw

F28 - Brushcutter

F29 - Air Compressor

* Alterative Brake sounds can be selected via CV changes

**Alternative Horn characteristics can be selected via CV changes

*** Alternative coupling sounds can be selected via CV changes

Analogue Users: Please note that normal load running sounds and any other automatic or randomised sounds will also operate when this model is used on analogue control (DC) straight from the box!

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