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Peter Haworth has very kindly given me permission to use his release information from Bachmann china. His website can be found here http://www.qj6639.com

Bachmann have announced their new product lines for the next year and a half with some HUGE and very welcome surprises including the following;

CRH2 high speed trains are the latest and fastest trains to run in China. initially run between Beijing and Tianjin these striking units were initially designed in Japan as the E8 Shinkansen. the first few were shipped to China complete, the next few were sent in kit form and the last few were manufactured entirely within China in a technology exchange with Japan.


The 25 series coaches have been touched upon by Bachmann in the past but a huge expansion of this range is planned. 3 versions are planned.

YZ25G (Red/white) hard seat passenger cars, 10 numbers
YW25G (Red/white) hard sleeper passenger cars, 10 numbers
YW25K (Blue/white) hard sleeper passenger cars, 10 numbers

2 further versions of the 22 series coaches are planned. this completes the major variations and enables most prototypical formations to be made.

RW22 (Green/gold) soft sleeper cars
RZ22 (Green/gold) soft seat cars

The JS type steam locomotives was a huge gap in the Bachmann china range. The JS along with the SY and the mighty QJ make up the vast majority of the steam locomotives that have worked in China in the recent past. Many JS locomotives can still be found working on industrial lines across China.


The KF1 type steam locomotives will be familiar to many of you as the big Chinese loco at the National Railway Museum in York. Built by Vulcan foundry and exported to China They will make an impressive sight on a chinese layout or a UK preserved layout.


SS4-G electrics will be produced. these are the most powerfull electric loco's running in china today. These double units will be very welcome to modellers of Chinese railways. Designed to haul heavy freight trains up huge inclines they will also provide that "something different" for any modern image layout.


The ND2 diesel Locomotive will make the perfect addition to just about any chinese layout. Built in Romania and exported from 1972 they will look great on a steam era layout and some can still be found running in the Shanghai area

ND5 American GE diesel locomotives, early and late versions. The ND5, derived from the GE C36-7, was introduced to fulfil the need for a powerful freight locomotive.

DF8B diesels - 3 liveries, 10 numbers

Other items announced are

C64 gondolas with tarpaulin cover
G70 tank cars
SQ1 automobile transporter cars

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I'm a big Fan of Chinese Steam - I think it's all gone now BTW these are not my photo's I simply collect steam photo's as they are posted in the newsgroup
Alt.binaries.picture.rail you get some really great postings there.



 

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Hello MMAD

Its all gone off the mainline but there are loads of industrial lines that are still running steam. heavy overhauls are still being undertaken in places. they actually had a steam festival on the Jitong this year!

BTW, i love the second picture. whenever i am in beijing i see the road to Jitong and evry time i see the sign i have an image of 2 QJ's thundering along.

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The news of a KF1 is fantastic, and the model certainly could do well in the U.K. I myself am tempted to get one, even though I have no intention of modelling Chinese railways...
 

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For those of you interested here are a few websites in addition to Peter Haworths excellent site.
(MGsharp in the UK stock most of the Bachmann china range,)

Very good photo site
http://www.railography.co.uk/photos/photos.htm

Railfan Europe have a Chinese photo section too, listed down in other pictures,below the European section, under 'cn'
http://www.railfaneurope.net/pix_frameset.html

Bachmann Chinese website.
http://www.bachmannchina.com.cn/products/p...cts_chinese.asp

Shop with good photos of models.
http://www3.telus.net/ChinaRail/Models.html
 

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QUOTE (Makemineadouble @ 22 Feb 2008, 16:26) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I'm a big Fan of Chinese Steam - I think it's all gone now BTW these are not my photo's I simply collect steam photo's as they are posted in the newsgroup
Alt.binaries.picture.rail you get some really great postings there.





Hello,
These pictures were taken by myself, if members of this forum would like to see more pictures of chinese steam, i have a website on the subject which maybe viewed at http://brianhawkins.fotopic.net/

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An excellent site Brian, and what an impressive array of scenery and machinery. Thank you for posting the link. Oh and welcome to the forum

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Hello Brian and welcome to the forum.

I have been a haunter of your site for a few years now.
I just got back from china but apart from beijing museum i didnt get to see any steam.

There were one or 2 new additions at the museum though. i will post a trip report in a few days

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QUOTE (pedromorgan @ 8 Sep 2008, 02:32) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hello Brian and welcome to the forum.

I have been a haunter of your site for a few years now.
I just got back from china but apart from beijing museum i didnt get to see any steam.

There were one or 2 new additions at the museum though. i will post a trip report in a few days

Peter

Thank you Peter,
Im very pleased to hear you are a regular visitor to my website "Steam and the Dragon".
I have been collecting Bachmann China models for a number of years now and hope to pick up a few new models in Beijing in November.
I am thinking of adding a modern traction collection to my website in the next few days and at the momment im running a poll on the site, so , if you and other members of the forum would like to see Chinese diesel and electric locomotives then please go to http://brianhawkins.fotopic.net/ and add your vote.

Best wishes,
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Hello folks

Sorry to drag up this thread but it seems there was a mini exhibition at beijing museum a couple of weeks ago and on display were some pre-production pictures of the Js.

It looks FANTASTIC!!

The quality of bachmann china has been decidedly variable lately. i hope this loco lives up to expectations.

i cant read chinese but also on display was a DF11z. but i am not sure if that was a kitbash of a bachmann DF11 of a scatch built model or an ifficial bachmann model (it its an official model then its a very nice supprise!!).

I am not really supposed to link to another forum but as the other one is in chinese i really cant see it doing any harm.
this is the page with the JS. the DF11z is a couple of pages earlier.
http://www.railway-club.com/bbs/viewthread...%3D1&page=7

Peter
 
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