The London Docklands event in images.
DESPITE THE BIG Bachmann announcements, Hornby also had a large presence at the Toy Fair, and was displaying its newly acquired Humbrol paint range, comprising both enamels and acrylics, which also sees the return of some useful railway colours.
Bachmann’s low-emissions (five-door) Class 66 will be released in FirstGBRf ‘Barbie’ livery as football favourite Class 66/7 No. 66725 Sunderland AFC.
The ‘Peak’ sees a number of new releases in 2008 with the first sound-fitted version being released (as No. D55 Royal Signals in BR green), as well as the first version with split-headcode boxes (as No. 45053 in BR blue).
Only one refurbished Class 37 makes it into the 2008-09 catalogue, in the form of No. 37693 (refurbished centre-headcode) in original Railfreight grey. This model will come pre-fitted with DCC sound.
Naturally, the new franchises make themselves known in Bachmann’s plans, with the Class 170/2 three-car DMU gaining new Cross Country Trains paint, while the two-car version will get London Midland colours. The Class 220 ‘Voyager’, meanwhile, also receives a coat of new Cross Country Trains livery as No. 220017 (pictured above).
Finally, the Class 47 will be released as No. D1746 in BR two-tone green, again with DCC pre-fitted sound, along with No. 47535 University Of Leicester in BR Blue Large Logo, 47612 Titan in InterCity executive and 47474 Sir Roland Hill in Parcels Red/Grey. Reworked running gear and tanks are promised, along with headcode/cab front variations.