Bachmann Europe Plc today, 31st August, have announced the addition to their range of an 00 scale ex London Brighton and South Coast Atlantic H2 Class 4-4-2
The announcement was made at their annual Bachmann Collectors Club members day that co-incidentally was taking place at the Bluebell Railway.
The new model will be released as:
31-921 – 32424 “Beachy Head” BR Black Early Emblem
31-920 – 2426 ‘St. Albans Head” SR Olive Green
Although none are preserved a replica of Beachy Head is currently being built on the Bluebell Railway.
Edit: just clarify this will be a general release anticipated to be available during 2015. Only the two liveries have been announced but maybe others will follow in due course.
In other news Model Rail magazine have today announced that their USA tank will now be produced by Bachmann rather than Dapol.
Further details will be posted later once I have returned from the event and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bachmann and the Bluebell Railway for the hospitality provided to myself and fellow members of the media, retailers and collectors club members that have attended. The day has included guided tours of the Wagon & Carriage Works, Locomotive Workshops and of course the Atlantic House workshop to see the progress being made on the replica, along with train travel along the entire line including the new Northern extension to East Grinstead aboard heritage rolling stock chartered by Bachmann.
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Many thanks for the info. Have just pre ordered with my local shop ( modellers-mecca.co.uk)
I will certanly get an atlantic when it comes out but what will the wait be? There does seem to be a long gap between anouncement and the model arriving in the shops
It should be due during 2015
Cynical me says that will be 2016 then
Bachmann today were saying it should be available during 2015 but I can understand the cynicism.
I’ll be 75 when it appears, I do hope that I will be able to see it – 0 GUAGE DID YOU SAY ?
Hi Graham, Wonderful news about the H2, are these to be Collector Club editions, or general release ones. I know not your area, but wonder if there is any a Marsh Umber liveried one could also be made available.
These are for general release and expected during 2015. Bachmann have only announced the two liveries so far but others may follow.
Fantastic news. I will definitely pre-order one.
The icing on the cake though would be a H2 in LBSCR livery – any word on this?