Bachmann Europe Plc despatched two versions of the new British Railways Standard 4MT Class 4-6-0 (75xxx Class) to its dealers yesterday. These items will be available in shops from today.
The decision to replace the original 30-year-old 4MT model was announced at Bachmann's Trade Open Days in July 2007. The result is a brand new model that encompasses a number of features including opening smokebox door, sliding roof sky-lights, tender options and single or double chimney versions. All versions are fitted with an 8PIN DCC decoder socket.
Two versions are being released today including 31-115 No. 75027 in BR lined green (heavily weathered) which forms part of the End of Steam collection and 31-118 No. 75033 in BR lined black.