For the historians among us it is 200 years since Britain won a great sea victory over France at Trafalgar. Of the 27 ships of the British fleet, not one had been sunk or captured. Trafalgar was the decisive battle of the Napoleonic Wars. It had always been essential to Napoleon´s master plan to control the world that he should have command of the seas. With his Allied fleet now ruined as a fighting force that dream had been destroyed forever. The joy that England had won a great sea battle was tempered by the knowledge that the country had lost its most beloved naval commander, Lord Nelson.
For more information (including sound effects) about the great battle visit the link below:-
Now what has all this to do with model trains you may ask?
To be released in 2005, marking the 200th anniversary of Nelson's famous naval victory, Bachmann have announced a special Limited Edition wood boxed model of ex-LMS Jubilee class 45682 "Trafalgar" in BR passenger green livery.
And shortly after Lord Nelson Class loco 30850 "Lord Nelson" in BR Green, again with the early BR logo, will be available.
For those of you wishing to operate a layout with a British naval theme then these will be two locomotives that will be ideal partners.