Model Rail USA tank to now be manufactured by Bachmann

Within my post of last Saturday breaking the news of the Bachmann H2 class announcement I also broke the news that the Model Rail Magazine commissioned USA 0-6-0 tank model is now to be produced by Bachmann instead of as originally announced Dapol.

I just wanted to additionally make this quick post to confirm such, rather then it be just be included within the H2 announcement post, as that was quickly made whilst on the Bluebell Railway travelling towards East Grinstead behind the ex SECR C Class 0-6-0  (in a area with limited 3G coverage) whilst I was a guest of Bachmann during their Collectors Club members day.  
The announcement of the switch of manufacturer was confirmed by the magazine editor Ben Jones who was also present as a guest of Bachmann, A full size USA tank has been scanned already and the information used will form the basis of a revised set of CAD drawings by the Bachmann design team in due course.

Edit: Model Rail magazine have now further advised:

“Revised delivery schedules will be announced as the project proceeds, but all other details, such as numbers/liveries etc stay the same. All pre-orders remain unaffected too. We’ll bring you more updates on the model as it develops. Pre-orders for all four ‘Batch 1’ models are very strong, especially so for the two BR models and advance ordering is recommended even at this early stage. Further versions will be added in due course, covering all major livery variations across military, industrial, BR and preservation eras. Look out in Model Rail for updates over the coming months and thanks for your patience and enthusiasm!”

10 thoughts on “Model Rail USA tank to now be manufactured by Bachmann”

    1. grahammuz – A railway modeller with a keen insterest in all things Southern Railway especially the 1946 to 1949 period. I can often be seen on the exhibition circuit with my Layout Fisherton Sarum or assiting MIke Wild the Editor of Hornby Magazine with his layouts at shows. I am also long time member of the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society
      grahammuz says:

      Hi Richard

      No official reason was given, But I guess anticipated timescales might have something to do with it.

      1. Thanks, yes. Presumably it will come in cheaper now.

      2. grahammuz – A railway modeller with a keen insterest in all things Southern Railway especially the 1946 to 1949 period. I can often be seen on the exhibition circuit with my Layout Fisherton Sarum or assiting MIke Wild the Editor of Hornby Magazine with his layouts at shows. I am also long time member of the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society
        grahammuz says:

        Hi Richard

        I would be surprised if that was the case to be honest.

    1. grahammuz – A railway modeller with a keen insterest in all things Southern Railway especially the 1946 to 1949 period. I can often be seen on the exhibition circuit with my Layout Fisherton Sarum or assiting MIke Wild the Editor of Hornby Magazine with his layouts at shows. I am also long time member of the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society
      grahammuz says:

      Hi Simon

      Maybe not as much work as one might have hoped?

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