A bumper selection of wagons is released by Bachmann.
THE END OF July brings a selection of new wagons in ‘OO’ gauge from Bachmann. There’s nothing new here, just some new numbers, and in the case of the Railtrack PNAs, a lettering correction, but they will be welcomed nevertheless.
When Bachmann first produced the 34-tonne low-sided two-axle PNA box wagons in the dark green of Railtrack, there was an unfortunate error, which saw the word Railway on the bodysides pluralised. This has now been fixed.
Thus both five-rib and seven-rib versions make a reappearance. Curiously, while the latter has gained a new number CAIB 3603 (Cat Ref. 38-100A), the former has been rereleased wearing the same identity (Cat Ref. 38-095A). Other than that, and the addition of yellow PO wagon plates to the solebars, they are identical to the previously produced items. RRP is £8.50 each.
Moving back in time a few decades. the ex-Southern Railway 12-ton van is released in British Railways bauxite livery in both plywood and 2+2 planked form.
The plywood van is numbered B752909 (Cat Ref. 38-076B), although carries a printed SR wagon plate, while the 2+2 planked van is numbered S54239 (Cat Ref. 38-082).
The recommended retail price for both vans is £8.05 each.
The popular 16-ton steel mineral wagon gets a rerelease in two versions. Cat Ref. 37-225D covers the variant with top flap doors, and is painted BR grey as B591270. Cat Ref. 37-252C, meanwhile, which carries BR bauxite, is TOPS coded MXV as B574829 and has no top flap doors. RRP for both is £7.35 each.