There has been much speculation as to whether Bachmann will go where Hornby feared to tread and introduce a new NE model. Class O /ROD being a favourite. It escaped my attention until yesterday, but on re reading the September issue of HM I noticed that Bachmann announced that they would be producing an A2 in 2009. I understand that A H Peppercorn will be in LNER green whilst Blue Peter and Batchelors Button will be in BR livery. If this is true then I do think that, sadly, it is unlikely they will produce other NE locos. Was this true or has that announcement now been withdrawn. I have seen no other reference to it. I would love an A2, but I would rather have a lesser loco esp a 2-8-0.