New issue: REM65 September 2009

RAIL EXPRESS Modeller No. 65REM65: First for D&E era modelling news!
Inside RAIL EXPRESS magazine No. 160.
In the September issue:

• Comment: It has been a tough year for retailers and modellers, but could R-T-R firms help the situation by being a little less conservative with their range of new liveries?
• News: RAIL EXPRESS unveils its next exciting limited edition loco, a sixth Bachmann Class 37/5, this time wearing the bright red and grey livery of DB Schenker as No. 37670 St Blazey T&RS Depot. Plus first pictures of our painted sample of the colourful Colas Rail Class 47/7s.
• ‘OO’ Reviews: It’s been a long time coming but finally we have our hands on the ‘splitbox’ version of the Bachmann Class 45 ‘Peak’. There is also a look at the new Class B TEA tanker. The fourth and final Class 43 HST power car pack in Hornby’s 2008 range finally makes it into shops in the form of a pair of buffer-fitted Grand Central examples.
• ‘N’ Reviews: Arriving hot on the heels of the ‘OO’ version, Farish’s Class 150 ‘Sprinter’ is here. How does it compare? Dapol also releases the rest of its Class 67 liveries.

RAIL EXPRESS Modeller No. 65

• Modelling: Part one of a detailing feature on the second group of Doncaster-built Class 56s sees the author hacking holes in the body and testing out numerous new etches in order to model Loadhaul ‘test bed’ No. 56102 and triple-grey unbranded sister No. 56075 West Yorkshire Enterprise!
• D&E Files: The first 25 BREL-constructed Class 56s shared much in common with the Romanian examples. This article describes the next 60 machines to a revised design.
• Serial: With the extension work put to one side, the boys from BMRG have restarted the rolling stock production lines. The first two models off the bench, a pair of scruffy Covhops from the Bill Bedford kit, are described by Dave Millward.
•Exhibitions: The exhibition season is back with a vengeance, so tune in for our listings of shows which feature diesel and electric interest.


35 Responses to New issue: REM65 September 2009

  1. Howard says:

    RIGHT for good sakes! another limited edition to buy! im defonatly GETTING THE DB37! thanks for listening to me rail express. Thank you so much for not making it a double pack! when will this be on sale?


  2. Owen williams says:

    Im saving a fortune. Every thing around at mo is current, like Db 37….network rail 37, westcoast 37…………bring on the 80s stuff!!!

  3. Jack says:

    I am so wanting that DBS 37! I have wanted to convert one since they have come out of the workshop, but you my friends, have done it! Now, where is my money! THANK YOU RAILEXPRESSMODELLER!!!

  4. Danny says:

    oooooooooooohhhhh! What can i say?? Wheres my wallet?

    Can’t wait For this to be released!!

  5. Josh says:

    I am soooooo happy about this release, Will defiently be buying one!
    It will look good running on my new layout!

  6. Jack says:

    Danny, I thought your wallet was full? lol! =D

  7. Mark says:

    Very disappointed, after all the talk about Trainload and Intercity liveried examples.

    I hope future issues will include these?

    • Gareth says:

      All in good time, Mark. The next Class 37s we announce after DBS 37670 will all see further tooling variations (and a few special extras) so it will be a few months before we are in a position to be able to reveal further details.

      Having said that, I can’t guarantee that the next Class 37s that we announce will be Trainload or InterCity examples.

  8. Paul says:

    What about doing one for in N gauge as well?????

    • Gareth says:

      Hi Paul,

      It’s not out of the question, and we are looking seriously at N gauge. However, with Dapol and Farish releasing high-value items in this scale almost, it seems, on a monthly basis, I’m not sure if we can make a case for these just yet.

  9. mark says:

    still not recieved subscriber mag yet but was wondering about expected delivery date (of the loco not the mag) and also are you going to send seperate order forms to people who have ordered other special editions as you have done in the past?

    • Gareth says:

      Hi Mark,

      You should have got you subscriber copy by now – if it hasn’t arrive Monday morning then give us a call and we’ll sort you out another one straight away.

      Regarding the DBS 37670, the expected delivery date is somewhere between January and March, Bachmann can’t be any more specific at the moment. If you’ve ordered from us before then you will get an order form. As this is a limited – rather than a made to order special edition release – anyone that has bought limited editions from us before will already have one pre-allocated should they wish to purchase it so they are guaranteed not to miss out.

  10. alex fenton says:

    ok im kinda annoyed with this, coz i like the db 37 and im lready spending money the fastline class 66 at a virgin dvt, so i get the bed feeling this may be out of my reach, but if its got a long order time i might just wait to see what crimbo brings!

    • Gareth says:

      Hi Alex,

      If you’ve got the Fastline Class 66/3 on order then you will be guaranteed to get one of these if you want it. If payment is a problem, then drop us a line next week in the office and we might be able to put one to one side until you can afford it.

  11. alex fenton says:

    well based on what gareth has said it shouldent be a problem for me

  12. ollie says:

    its all well and good with these limited editions bachmann may not do them as a general release so if you miss out thats it then they will go on ebay or as i’ve seen on a well known on-line model rail store the rail freight twin pack going for nearly £180
    not all of us have bottom-less pockets sorry not ment to offend

    • Gareth says:

      Hi Ollie,

      The Class 37/5 twin packs were well advertised (we even took an ad out in Railway Modeller) plus we made them to order (plus 10% for any late comers) so theoretically anybody who wanted them shouldn’t have missed out. They were advertised for well over a year so people could save up! Plus they were priced at less than recommended retail price (with free P&P) and there were further discounts for people who bought Pack A and B together and either/or the model of 37507.

      As regards 37670 in DBS red/grey, we pushed DB Schenker hard to give this loco (and 37419) a repaint, both in the mag and behind the scenes. Naturally, having been successful in this we wanted to celebrate it with model of our own.

      Also, remember, the new tooling for the nose and roof would not have happened had it not been for RAIL EXPRESS, and the commitment that this involved did not come cheap.

  13. Darren Clark says:

    Superb choice, I’l definately be ordering one, as soon as the form arrives. Co incidentally when is the 66/3 due for release?


    • Gareth says:

      Hi Darren,

      The Fastline 66/3 should be here by the end of September or some time in October. We’ll make everyone aware via the website and in the magazine when we have any further details.

  14. ollie says:

    hi gareth
    point taken,but do you hold a sort of copyright so they cannot be done as a general release, anyway thanks for clearing it up i’ll wait with patience for a inter-city 37 or how about a 40 in large logo 40145
    sell like hot cakes

    • Gareth says:

      No copyright, the tooling belongs to Bachmann. However, we instigated the project and made the initial commitment that got the models made so there is an understanding that Bachmann won’t be producing any for a while yet – remember that they have more than enough going on in their range and that they haven’t really capitalised on the Class 37/0 or 37/4 models yet.

  15. Jono says:

    i have just read the newest edition, and i have registered my intrest by signing up to the mailing list. How long until 37670 and how much will it cost, or dont we know yet.

    • Gareth says:

      37670 should be along between January and March 2010. Price has not yet been finalised as Bachmann will probably be putting their RRP up from next year, however, we want to keep the price as close to £75-80 as we can (similar to the first run of 37/5s), which means that these will be priced significantly under the expected new RRP. Hopefully we can get a final price early next week and we’ll put an order form up on the website straight away after that.

  16. Howard says:

    hello Its youtube user HSTHoward here, wondering as i ordered 60074, 66301 will i get a priority order form? hopefully so that i can order A.S.A.P and have this hellfire model on my railway.

    Well done on this magazine you are my favorite because you do everything for me! its MY Mag! modern image in terms of real railway and modelling! i will subscribe but the mag is too big to fit in my letter box and i always keep them in MINT condition. only one thing i hate – the website takes ages to be updated and the magazine is always delayed. ah well worht the wait in the end. when will it be in the shops?

    HSTHoward needing money.

    • Gareth says:

      Hi Howard,

      You will certainly get a priority order form.

      Sorry about the delays to the magazine and the website, we are putting procedures in place that will hopefully sort this situation once and for all. Thanks for your patience.

  17. Jono says:

    Although i sent of a order form for 60074 about 3 or more days ago will i still get a priority order form or not many thanks jono.

  18. Andrew says:

    How will this DB 37 release affect the earlier polling of punters for a new tooled 37/7 ltd ed run? Will it still happen or is it on hold now? Cheers

    • Gareth says:

      Hi Andrew,

      No change. The Class 37/7s are a longer term project as they require significant further tooling changes. Thus we won’t be able to be in a position to announce the first run of new liveries for a few months yet. Rest assured they are still happening.

  19. Mark D says:

    I first heard about DB 37670 via RMweb but as the mag is never in the shops in Scotland until at least a week later still have not got a copy yet (its always worth the wait though!). I really want to ensure I can get a model of 670 having got the DRS pair and various other models but I gave the fastline 66 a miss so not sure if I will get an order form or not – usually seem to at some point.
    The DRS pair with sound chips installed are brilliant – hope for 37 516 in WCRC next!
    Thanks, Mark

    • Gareth says:

      Hi Mark,

      You will get an order form just not a priority one.

      Glad you liked the DRS 37s – a lot of work went into them here and Bachmann did great with the new tooling. Cheers!

  20. Jack says:

    I’ve never had a ltd loco before, so this will be good. I take it Gareth that the train will be priced between £80 and £90? Well, I better get saving, coz one of those 1000 is going into my pockets! I seriously cannot wait! Excellent work there REM!

    • Gareth says:

      Hi Jack,

      The new Bachmann RRP for the Class 37 will be somewhere in the region of £85 but we have decided to absorb a significant amount of this increase. The price for the standard model of 37670 will be £76.95 while the factory fitted sound version will be £166.95.

  21. Howard says:

    right. i got my copy ( Mint condition ) of REX today and i approve this issue very well. another amazing issue. as soon as my priorty form comes i wll order.

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