Hornby R2677 Virgin Class 47 Co Co Railroad MRC Digital Sound and Directional Lights Fitted. Hardwired DCC with MRC Digital Sound.
The Model Rectifier Company Digital Sound chip number 0001711 is installed to provide DCC facilities as well as a not totally realistic sound but a diesel loco engine sound..
The British Rail Class 47 is a class of British railway diesel-electric locomotive that was developed in the 1960s by Brush Traction. A total of 512 Class 47s were built at Crewe Works and Brush's Falcon Works, Loughborough between 1962 and 1968, which made them the most numerous class of British mainline diesel locomotive.
They were fitted with the Sulzer 12LDA28C twin-bank twelve-cylinder unit producing 2,750 bhp (2,050 kW) – though this was later derated to 2,580 bhp (1,920 kW) to improve reliability – and have been used on both passenger and freight trains on Britain's railways for over 55 years. Despite the introduction of more modern types of traction, a significant number are still in use, both on the mainline and on heritage railways. As of January 2020, 78 locomotives still exist as Class 47s, with further examples having been converted to other classes; 34 retain "operational status" on the mainline.
This Hornby Railroad exemple has been turned into a economic implementation of a Digital Spound class 47 that is relatively robust and is in excellent boxed condition.