Bachmann reveals Midland ‘Blue Pullman’

July 25, 2010

Met-Camm’s stylish 1960s DEMU set is announced for a 2011 release.

Midland 'Blue Pullman'

AT ITS TRADE open day today, July 25th, Bachmann Europe announced that it is to produce an all new six-car Midland Region ‘Blue Pullman’ diesel-electric multiple unit as part of its highly regarded Branchline ‘OO’ scale range. Metropolitan Cammell built two of these iconic luxury trains in 1959 for use on the Midland Main line between London St. Pancras and Manchester Central during peak business travel times, which entered service exactly 50 years ago.

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LNER wagon bonanza from Bachmann

July 25, 2010

Pre-production images of the latest LNER/BR wagons to join Bachmann’s range.

38-325-6 (chain pockets)
38-325 13-Ton High-Sided Steel Open (chain pockets) BR Early Bauxite
38-326 13-Ton High-Sided Steel Open (chain pockets) BR Late Bauxite

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Farish drops Class 222 project

July 25, 2010

There is disappointment for ‘N’ scalers as two key models are shelved.

BACHMANN HAS TODAY announced changes to its Graham Farish ‘N’ scale range. This follows consultation with the company’s trade customers regarding production of the 9F 2-10-0 locomotive and the Class 222 ‘Meridian’ and ‘Pioneer’ high speed diesel electric multiple units.

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New issue: REM75 July 2010

June 30, 2010

RAIL  EXPRESS Modeller No. 75REM75: Challenging modelling projects!
Inside RAIL EXPRESS magazine No. 170.
In the July 2010 issue:

• Comment: RAIL EXPRESS Modeller’s editor is stepping down after 25 years fighting for greater recognition for diesel & electric era modelling. He bows out with a look back at how much the hobby has change in quarter of a century.
• News: Dapol surprised everybody at the DEMU Showcase Event by announcing six new wagons and a brand new range of 4mm scale catenary. We picture their soon to be released IOA-E and JNA Network Rail box wagons. There are also images of Heljan’s ‘O’ gauge Class 26 and 33 models, while we provide news of the Kernow/Dapol D600 diesel-hydraulic, which is sadly pushed back into 2011.
• Work in progress: A bumper selection of latest products on show at the DEMU Showcase Event, including Dapol’s weathered ‘Silver Bullets’ for retailer Kernow Model Centre, Dapol’s Megafret and new containers, Hornby’s VEP EMU trailer coach, new HST liveries and OTA timber carriers, Bachmann’s painted Autoballasters, STVA car carrier, Class 03s, Modelzone TPO and Cravens Class 105 DMU, as well as the first wagon from new venture Real Track Models, the FLA Freightliner ‘twin’ low-platform container flat. Finally, we have pictures of Graham Farish’s fine looking small scale standard Mk. 1s in a range of liveries.
• Reviews: After the MBA ‘Megabox’ wagon, reviewed in the last issue, we take a look at the purpose-built Thrall MOA low-sided variant of the design, which has been produced in 4mm scale by Bachmann. There is also coverage of the new Dapol ‘OO’ catenary posts, a new modelling book from Silver Link Publishing and the latest volume of layout videos from the camcorder of Modern Structures in Miniature.

RAIL EXPRESS Modeller No. 75

• Modelling: Since the last time a Class 50 was upgraded within these pages, when we detailed No. 50032 Courageous in Network SouthEast livery, a number of different detail parts have been released designed to improve and correct a number of facets of the Hornby model. Gareth Bayer chose this opportunity to get down and dirty with a classic unrefurbished loco from the early 1980s, No. 50014 Warspite!
• Research: Simon Bendall  takes a look at the middle years of the Class 50s in this D&E Files feature, after they moved to the Western Region from the WCML, but before they passed through Doncaster Works for refurbishment.
• Exhibition diary: Our usual listings of the shows coming up over the next month which feature diesel & electric era layouts.
• Serial: Mostyn visits the Chatham show, but it is a big ask as the boys from Barrowmore attempt to commission the new control panel fiddle yard under exhibition conditions… not helped by conditions within the hall. Check out the pictures of the ‘twin’ fiddle yards and the new panel – superb!

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Farish unveils all-new Mk. 1 coaches

March 7, 2010

New generation Graham Farish Mark 1 coaches to take to the rails.

Mk. 1 SO by Gareth Bayer

IN A WELCOME move, Bachmann Europe Plc today revealed that it is to upgrade four versions of the popular ‘N’ scale Mk. 1 coaches.

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Farish to produce Class 03 in ‘N’

March 7, 2010

Graham Farish Class 03 unveiled.

Class 03 by Gareth Bayer

FOLLOWING ITS BRAND new ‘OO’ gauge model anounced last year, Bachmann Europe Plc today announced that it is to produce a ‘N’ scale version of the Class 03 diesel shunter.

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DELTIC joins Farish range

March 7, 2010

Graham Farish announces Prototype Deltic.

DELTIC by Gavin Morrison

BACHMANN EUROPE Plc today announced that it is to produce a ‘N’ scale model of the Prototype Deltic locomotive (DP1) now preserved by the National Railway Museum.

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