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post 13 Mar 2012, 08:57
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Bachmann have announced their upcoming programme at the Coventry transport museum

Bachmann Branchline
LNER D11-2 Scottish director 4-4-0
LNER J11 Pom Pom
L&Y 2-4-2T
Midland railway 4F 0-6-0
Class 101 DMU
Midland compound
GWR City class

The last 2 have been available as NRM exclusives and those particular numbers will remain to NRM exclusives. but other running numbers will go on general sale.

More to follow


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post 13 Mar 2012, 10:37
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Ivatt 2mt and GWR modified hall will net new DCC friendly chassis.

Rolling stock announced....

Midland 20T brake van. with and without duckets.
PCA Metailair tank wagon
10T LNER fish van
A type container to run on conflat
SR PLV/PMV/CCT 4 wheel van


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post 13 Mar 2012, 10:40
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GRAHAM FARISH
SR Merchant navy
LMS Non-streamlined coronation
LNER A2
BT 80xxx 4-6-2 4MT
Class 37/4
Class 55 deltic
class 70 powerhaul



The 57xx will get a chassis upgrade

Bullied coaches
Mark 2A coaches
Mark 1 FK
Mark 1 horsebox
CCt 4 wheel van
24T iron ore hopper
Polybulk wagon

I will post pictures when i ams omewhere with a better internet connection!!


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post 13 Mar 2012, 10:42
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Pictures are out of the question because of internet speed but i am doing my best



PRESS RELEASE

Bachmann on Track for another good year in 2012

Bachmann Europe Plc today announced its plans for 2012 at The Model & Hobby Show, the annual trade event held in Coventry. Despite the economic downturn, the company has just recorded its best ever trading year during 2011 and aims to build on its position as Manufacturer of the Year with another exciting programme of new models.

In recent years we have introduced a number of OO scale historical steam locomotive types into our Branchline range. Over the next 18 months we will see the release of four more steam locomotives including our first ever Scottish prototype to feature in the range. Known as the Scottish Directors, 24 LNER Class D11 4-4-0’s were built after the Grouping in 1923 to Robinson’s successful Great Central design. Further classic locomotive types are being introduced with a Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway 2-4-2T and the Great Central / LNER J11 0-6-0 goods locomotives affectionately known as “Pom Poms”. Following on from the successful 3F 0-6-0 introduced last year Bachmann are introducing the Midland Railway Fowler 4F 0-6-0 a type which remained in service until 1966.

We have built up a good reputation for producing three 1st generation Diesel Multiple Unit types in recent years and the new catalogue features a two car Class 101, now added to the roster to complement the Class 105, 108 and Derby Lightweight units already in the range.

Coaching stock sees the introduction of a new range of Southern parcels vans whilst new OO scale freight stock includes a Midland 20T brake van, PCA’ Metalair’ tank wagon, 10T LNER Fish van and an A type container to run on a conflat wagon.
Having taken over the Graham Farish range in 2000 we have, since then, maintained a programme of replacing inherited models with new versions using modern tooling techniques. We also have to balance this with introducing models that have not previously been available before.





Although they have appeared in the range before, new N scale models of Blue Riband standards are being introduced of the LMS Princess Coronation 4-6-2, SR Merchant Navy in original streamlined condition, BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4T and the Class 55 Deltic. These are brand new models in every respect and surpass those previously available. The 57xx and 8750 pannier tanks will retain their existing body work but will benefit from brand new chassis. A Class 37/4 variant is also being introduced into the fleet of Class 37 locomotives currently available.

Brand new locomotives not previously available in N scale are the LNER A2 Class
4-6-2 and Class 70 ‘Powerhaul’ diesel locomotive now in service with Freightliner.

A range of Southern Region Bulleid coaches is being introduced and include Brake Corridor Second, Second Corridor, Second Open and Composite Corridor versions. The new Mark 1 coaches introduced over the last couple of years sees the inclusion of an FK (First Corridor) coach. BR Mk2A coaches which feature a TSO (Tourist Standard Open), FK (First Corridor) and BSO (Brake Second Open) are also being introduced. Also new is the BR Mk1 Horse Box which operated as part of passenger trains on many occasions, the CCT 4 wheel van is also to be added to the range. New wagons include the modern ‘Polybulk’ bogie hopper and the 24T iron ore hopper.

These models will be released over the next 18 months.

Graham Hubbard, Managing Director of Bachmann Europe Plc said today “Bachmann Europe continues to go from strength to strength both here and in Germany. We have assembled another exciting programme of new releases which we believe will be welcomed by many over the next 18 months”.


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post 13 Mar 2012, 10:43
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Branchline crosses the Border

Bachmann Branchline today announced plans to produce an OO scale model of the LNER D11/2 Class ‘Scottish Directors’.

On its creation in January 1923 (under the 1922 Railways Act) the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) found the former North British Railway short of express passenger locomotives. Due to the urgency of the situation there was insufficient time for Gresley to design a new locomotive, so the decision was taken to build additional locomotives of the Robinson designed D11/1 built originally for the Great Central Railway (GCR Class 11F).

To fit within the restricted North British Railway loading gauge the original Robinson design had to be modified to have lower cabs and boiler fittings. They also received a Gresley chimney and a flatter dome but were not fitted with the water pick up apparatus.

The order was placed towards the end of 1923 and was split between two manufacturers with Kitson & Co and Armstrong Whitworth & Co each building 12 locomotives. They were all delivered in a 5 month period during 1924.

The Class were not named initially but they were soon carrying painted names of characters from the novels and poems of the celebrated Scottish author Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) whose Waverley associations were given to the Carlisle-Edinburgh line and to Edinburgh’s main railway station.

Initially the Class was allocated to the two Edinburgh depots at Haymarket and St. Margarets, Some of the Haymarket engines worked as far as Newcastle and Aberdeen before returning to their home depots.

The D11’s worked a wide range of duties including local and semi-fast stopping services. They were used on both the Waverley route on locals to Galashiels and Hawick and occasionally on the Border Counties line services between Hawick and Hexham. The first of the D11/2 locomotives was withdrawn from traffic in September 1958 and the last in January 1962.



Two versions will be available initially including No. 62690 ‘Lady of the Lake’ (31-135) and No. 62677 ‘Edie Ochiltree’ (31-136DC with DCC ON BOARD).

The model’s features include:

• Heavy die-cast running plate
• Detailed cab interior
• Detailed smokebox chamber with opening door
• 21 PIN DCC socket

‘Lady of the Lake’ has a recommended retail price of 117.90 and ‘Edie Ochiltree’ 136.35 (DCC ON BOARD).


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post 13 Mar 2012, 10:44
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Branchline Class 101 joins the first generation game

Bachmann Branchline today announced plans to introduce a OO scale Class 101 first generation diesel multiple unit to complement the Class 105, 108 and Derby Lightweight units already available from the brand.

153 two car DMU’s were built by Metropolitan Cammell between 1956 and 1959. The final members of the Class were withdrawn in 2003 although a number survive in departmental service or on heritage railways. Three car and four car versions were also built.

The new OO model draws on the extensive research material gathered during the production of the Graham Farish N scale version which was released in 2011.

Three two car DMU models will be released initially. These will be in BR green with speed whiskers (32-285), BR green with yellow warning panel (32-286) and BR blue & grey (32-287).

Features include:

• Directional and interior lighting
• DCC single decoder installation (8 PIN)
• Alternative cab fronts and roof styles

Each model has a recommended retail price of 112.75 and will be introduced over the next 18 months.


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Branchline 4F Class just the ticket

Bachmann Branchline has today announced plans to introduce a OO scale Fowler 4F Class 0-6-0 locomotive.

A total of 772 locomotives of the Class were built, the Midland Railway building 192 of them between 1911 and 1922. The Branchline model depicts the right hand drive Midland Railway version.

Three versions are due to be released including No. 3851 in LMS black livery with Johnson/Deeley tender (31-880), BR No. 43875 with early emblem and Johnson/Deeley tender (31-881) and BR No. 43924 with late crest and Fowler tender as preserved (31-882).

Feature of the model include;

Johnson/Deeley or Fowler tender versions
Substantial heavy alloy running plate
21PIN DCC socket

Each model has a recommended retail price of 89.75 and will be introduced over the next 18 months.



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post 13 Mar 2012, 10:45
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Branchline Lanky tank is no Yorkshire pudding

Bachmann Branchline is to introduce its first ever OO scale 2-4-2T locomotive in the form of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway 1008 Class.

Designed by Barton Wright, 330 locomotives were built between 1889 and 1910. Belpaire boilers and superheated versions were developed from 1905 onwards.

The class were used extensively on local and branch line passenger services around Blackpool, Doncaster, Hull, Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield. The last of the class remained in service until 1961 with one locomotive being preserved.



Three versions are due to be introduced into the range over the next 18 months and include No. 10818 in LMS black (31-165), No. 50795 in BR lined black with early emblem (31-166) and No. 50764 in BR lined black (weathered) with early emblem and DCC ON BOARD (31-167DC).

Features of the model include;
• Highly detailed cab backhead
• Short bunker version
• 21PIN DCC socket

Each model has a recommended retail price of 79.95. The DCC ON BOARD version will have a recommended retail price of 97.45.


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post 13 Mar 2012, 10:53
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Connection seriously bad. Will post more later


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Photos from Peter's day out in Coventry:









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Pom-Poms raise the cheers for Branchline J11’s

Bachmann Branchline today announced plans to extend its range of OO scale 0-6-0 freight locomotives, with the introduction of the LNER J11 (Great Central Railway Class 9J). These locomotives were affectionately known as “Pom- Poms”.



174 locomotives were built between 1901 and 1910 with 18 of them seeing service in France during World War 1. Some members of the class were rebuilt from 1942 with new cylinders, piston valves and a higher boiler pitch. The Bachmann Branchline model represents the class in post Grouping condition.

J11s were allocated to most sheds on the Great Central and Cheshire Lines Committee (in which the GC was a partner) lines including Wrexham in Wales. From 1927 under LNER ownership they began to spread their wings with former Great Eastern depots at Cambridge, Lowestoft, March, Norwich and Yarmouth all receiving examples. When the LNER took over operations on the Midland & Great Northern Joint Lines Melton Constable, South Lynn and Yarmouth Beach sheds also received them. The class was withdrawn between January 1954 and October 1962 with no examples being saved for preservation.


Three versions have been announced for introduction over the next 18 months. These include No. 5317 in LNER black (31-318), No. 64311 in BR black with early emblem (31-319) and No. 64325 in BR black with late crest (31-320DC). Features include;

• Highly detailed cab backhead
• Three types of smokebox fronts
• Different buffer, safety valve and chimney options
• Low boiler variant

Each model has a recommended retail price of 89.75. The DCC ON BOARD version will have a recommended retail price of 107.25.


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A tale of two cities from Branchline



Bachmann Branchline has announced that following the successful launch of the ‘City of Truro’ for the National Railway Museum (NRM) in 2009, it is releasing two other members of the GWR 3700 Class as part of its standard Branchline range. The ‘City of Truro’ continues to be a NRM Exclusive Edition and is available only from them.

Ten locomotives were built new between March and May 1903 at Swindon, with No. 3440 becoming the 2000th locomotive to be built there in April of that year. Originally numbered in the series 3433 - 3442 they were renumbered in 1912 to become 3710 – 3719, with ‘City of Truro’ becoming No. 3717. A further ten locomotives (3400 – 3409) were rebuilt from Atbara Class locomotives between September 1902 and February 1909 to make a total of 20 locomotives in the class.

The two new models depict No. 3443 ‘City of Bath’ in GWR green with garter crest (31-726) and No. 3439 ‘City of London’ in GWR green with monogram crest (31-727).

Each model has a recommended retail price of 123.50 and will be released on to the market shortly.


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I got it wrong. its a new tool for the midland compound

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Midland 4-4-0 released from Compound by Branchline



Bachmann Branchline is releasing the Midland Compound in its final working condition. The locomotive was produced by Bachmann last year as an Exclusive Edition model for the National Railway Museum to represent the locomotive in its current preserved form, the locomotive being retrospectively altered to reflect its early operating life. This arrangement continues and the preserved version is available only from the National Railway Museum.

The new Bachmann Branchline model has involved new tooling to enable the locomotive to be reproduced in its in service condition.

The first five locomotives, to the design of S.W. Johnson, were built in 1902. Deeley, Johnson’s successor built a further 40 locomotives between 1905 and 1909 to his own design. This resulted in the original five locomotives being rebuilt to the same design, No. 1000 receiving attention in 1914. The Class saw service with the London, Midland & Scottish Railway from 1923 – 1948 who went on to build a further 195 examples to a slightly different design. No. 1000 was withdrawn from traffic in 1951 and set aside for preservation.

Three versions are due for release over the next 18 months including No. 1189 in LMS black livery (31-931), No. 40934 in BR lined black with early emblem (31-932DC) and No. 41157 in BR lined black with late crest (31-933) all with a Fowler tender type.

Each model has a recommended retail price of 132.80. The DCC ON BOARD version will have a recommended retail price of 150.30.


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Chassis upgrades to continue in OO scale

Bachmann is continuing with its policy of moving towards 100% DCC compatibility in OO scale.

Since announcing its move into Digital Command Control in 2005, all new OO models have been introduced with DCC sockets and existing ones upgraded each year.

This year it is the turn of the following locomotives to be upgraded;

• LMS Ivatt 2MT 2-6-2T
• GWR Modified Hall Class 4-6-0

Bachmann Europe Plc Managing Director Graham Hubbard said today “We have been inundated with requests to upgrade the remaining locomotives ready for DCC operation. I appreciate the frustration and sometimes customers are less than understanding of the task involved. We put as much time, effort and money in to producing a new chassis as we do for a brand new model. I would like to reassure people that we are working forward each year with our Chinese engineers to bring us to the day when every Bachmann OO scale locomotive will have a DCC socket. Until we can achieve our objective, I am asking every customer to be patient. We have to achieve a balance in our production schedules between brand new models and those being upgraded. We believe we have the balance right and I look forward to the day when we can consign the very last locomotive or multiple unit for an upgrade. Our aim is to achieve this within the next few years.”


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Branchline OO scale wagons and vans set to roll into service

Bachmann Branchline has today announced further OO scale wagons and vans which will enter service over the next 18 months.

These are;

• Midland 20Ton short wheelbase brake van with and without duckets
• LNER 10Ton Fish Van
• PCA Metalair dry powder tank wagons
• SR 4 wheel PLV / PMV / CCT 10Ton utility van
• A new A type container for use with conflate wagons

This is new tooling featuring wagons and vans that have not previously been part of the Bachmann Branchline range.


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