Mehano has recently announced a number of new items some of which will be of considerable interest to British as well as European modellers. Mehano is distributed to the model trade in the UK by Bachmann Europe Plc.
2008 sees the introduction of a new range of TT scale models. British 3mm / TT modellers will welcome news that one of the first releases will be the Class 66 locomotive currently in service in both Europe and the UK, although the model will only be released in European liveries. To compliment these will be intermodal container wagons carrying a variety of international containers many of which are well known in the UK.
Class 66 loco
Of interest to British HO modellers will be the addition of the new 5 door low emission Class 66 locomotives in the liveries of European operators. Mehano already produces the 4 door version in HO scale. Class 66 locomotives are now seen operating in a number of European countries including the UK, Belgium, France, Germany, Holland and Switzerland.
RENFE 2-10-4 steam loco
European HO modellers will see the introduction of a Belgian (SNCB) -C41 Class DMU, Vossloh 333.3 diesel for Spanish Railways (RENFE), Alstom 475000 electric, Vossloh G 1206 diesel (in a large number of liveries including SNCF Fret and CFL), and Vossloh G1700 diesel in a variety of liveries including Swiss Cargo, BLS, CFL and private operators. Mehano will also be introducing a RENFE (Spanish) 2-10-4 steam locomotive during the year. Also appearing in HO scale will be intermodal container wagons (also being produced in TT scale see above). Also in HO scale the popular Boeing Trams are returned to the range.
Recent arrivals in the UK include both sets of centre cars for the TGV Duplex units.
Intermodal container wagons