Today (Wednesday 2nd November) Bachmann presented the final British Railway Announcements of 2022 with new products unveiled for all of the Bachmann British-outline railway ranges. With more than a dozen new tooling or product upgrade projects already delivered during 2022, the Winter British Railway Announcements sees a trio of new tooling projects unveiled for delivery this year, along with further product upgrades and new liveries for existing models from Bachmann Branchline and Graham Farish.
OO9 Delights from Bachmann Narrow Gauge
With this year’s new announcements dominated by OO and N scale, OO9 takes centre stage this Winter thanks to the Bachmann Narrow Gauge range and the introduction of the Mainline Hunslet locomotives. Depicting the trio of locomotives built for the Penrhyn Quarry Railway in North Wales, these large 0-4-0 saddle tanks build on the success of the award-winning Bachmann Narrow Gauge Double Fairlies first released twelve months ago. Arriving around the same time as the similar sounding, yet vastly different Quarry Hunslets, Charles, Linda and Blanche are all modelled faithfully, with locomotive- and era-specific detailing and liveries to capture each prototype authentically in miniature. Constructed with a diecast metal saddle tank, cylinder block, frames, footplate and chassis block, these powerful models are driven by a coreless motor and flywheel with all-wheel pick up, separate metal bearings on each axle and a Next18 DCC decoder socket with pre-fitted speaker. A new feature for OO9 scale is the firebox lighting which can be enjoyed when the separately fitted, hinged firebox door is posed in the open position. The three models will be available this November in standard or SOUND FITTED format.
Scenecraft joins the Narrow Gauge Party Time to Dance
The Narrow Gauge theme continues in the Scenecraft range where the Ffestiniog Railway’s famous Harbour Station at Porthmadog is replicated in 4mm scale. The trio of buildings is available in two colour schemes. The Scenecraft range of finely detailed, hand-painted models is expanded with new N, OO and O scale releases too, with ‘Aidensfield Garage’ from the hit TV period drama ‘Heartbeat’ a highlight of the new N scale models.
Supreme Steam and Multiple Units from Bachmann Branchline
In OO scale the Bachmann Branchline Western Pullman has been produced in a new Train Pack. Featuring two SOUND FITTED power cars, the model accurately depicts one of the former Midland Pullman six-car units following their transfer to the Western Region. New liveries are seen on no fewer than four steam locomotive types, with the WD Austerity and BR Standard 9F both offered with SOUND FITTED for the first time – the latter having undergone upgrades to incorporate a Plux22 DCC decoder socket and a pre-fitted speaker to facilitate this. New liveries are introduced for the Class 158 DMUs, whilst a range of BR Maroon-liveried LNER Thompson Coaches is also arriving this Winter.
A Diesel Duo from Graham Farish
The Graham Farish N scale range welcomes new diesel locomotives this Winter with two Class 20s depicting No. 20064 ‘River Sheaf’ and No. 20172 ‘Redmire’. Class 31 No. 31309 ‘Cricklewood’ is also announced, and is offered with our without SOUND FITTED.
Class 31s take centre stage in our next round of Sales Area Exclusive Models
The next round of N scale Sales Area Exclusive models features Refurbished Class 31 Diesel Locomotives, including SOUND FITTED options for each.
New Characters from Thomas & Friends™ this Christmas!
Completing the line-up of new items for Winter 2022 are four new additions to Bachmann Europe’s Thomas & FriendsTM range including Edward the Blue Engine and Henry the Green Engine. Moving away from the tracks and Harold the Helicopter and Bertie the Bus are also new and arriving in time for Christmas 2022.
Like all of the items featured in each British Railway Announcements, these new products are due to arrive in the coming months.