Bachmann Europe PLC announced today that the first Underground Ernie set featuring Circle, has arrived at Barwell in good time for Christmas and these are now being shipped to Santa for Christmas deliveries.
The first set (UE101) features the two car 'Circle' train with moving eyes and includes a full colour Track Mat, Ernie figure, 2 platform sections, track oval with siding and a controller / transformer. (NB for the DCC enthusiasts the train is fitted with an 8 pin DCC socket).
Colin Allbright, Bachmann Design Engineer for the Underground Ernie project said today "these fantastic starter sets will allow you to recreate your favourite stories from the hit Children's programme. There is considerable play value to attract the next generation of railway modellers and we shall be adding more trains and accessories next year to expand the initial set".
Bachmann Europe Plc signed up with Joella Productions to produce the sets in April this year. Colin Allbright explained "since then we have worked very hard with the creators to ensure that the models accurately represent the characters on the television. The model has been manufactured by our parent company Kader's toy division".
The set has a recommended retail price of £59.99 and can be obtained through Bachmann stockists for immediate delivery. Delivery by sleigh is not included!
Further details regarding new Underground Ernie products will be revealed at the London Toy Fair in January.