Bachmann 2018/19 range announcements includes new tooled LBSC H1 and Bulleid 64ft Coaching stock in 00 [updated]

Today Bachmann Europe Plc. announced their plans for the next 18 months, or so for both the Bachmann Branchlines (00) and Graham Farish (N) brands. They also provided updates on the current work in progress. I outline below the items of Southern / Southern Region interest.

The full details of the Bachmann and Graham Farish ranges can be found on their  website here.

Bachmann 00 gauge

The headline new tooling for Southern Railway and Southern Region modellers is the much requested Bulleid 64ft coaches. The original Bulleid 64ft coaching produced by Bachamnn are now a bit long in the tooth and these completely new toolled versions will be most welcome especially as the range will incorporate both the SR and later BR(s) built versions with both 10″ and 15″ window vents and also the later bodyside strengthening rib within tooling options.
Five body toolings will include: Semi Open Brake Third (BTK), Corridor Composite (CK), Brake Composite (BCK), Corridor Third (TK) and Open Third (T).
This will allow number of possible correct set combination and the initial releases are as follows:

  • Bulleid Corridor Composite image courtesy and copyright Bachmann / M King
  • 3 coach ‘L’ set 790 (BTK-CK-BTK) from range 770-793 with 10″ window vents in Southern Malachite introduced 1946
  • 5 coach ‘H’ set (BTK-TK-CK-TK-BTK) 847 from range 830 -849 with 15″ window vents in  BR Crimson and Cream introduced in 1950. These sets often also ran as 3 coach ‘L’ sets (often a winter formation) minus the two TKs’
  • 2 coach ‘R’ set (BTK-BCK) 69 from range 63 – 75 with 10″ window vents in BR Green livery with side strengthening ribs

Initial release as follows:

  • 34-725                 Bulleid Semi-Open Brake Third Dia 2123 (10″ Vents) in Southern Railway Malachite Green No. 4341
  • 34-725A              Bulleid Semi-Open Brake Third Dia 2123 (10″ Vents) in Southern Railway Malachite Green No. 4342
  • 34-750                 Bulleid Corridor Composite (10″ Vents) in Southern Railway Malachite Green No. 5771
    New Tooling, 34-725/725A/750 will make set 790
  • 34-775                 Bulleid Corridor Third Dia 2019 (10″ Vents) in  Malachite Green but with BR “S” prefixes as delivered in late 1948, this coach is a ‘loose’ coach that would be added to strengthen sets. No. TBC from  range s1932 to s1936
  • 34-726                 Bulleid Semi-Open Brake Third Dia 2123 (10″ Vents) in BR (SR) Green No. S4377S
  • 34-800                 Bulleid Brake Composite Dia 2405 (10″ Vents) in BR (SR) Green No.S6706S
    New Tooling, 34-726/800 will make set 69
  • 34-727                 Bulleid Semi-Open Brake Third Dia 2123 (15″ Vents) in BR Crimson & Cream No. S4005S
  • 34-727A              Bulleid Semi-Open Brake Third Dia 2123 (15″ Vents) in BR Crimson & Cream No. S4006S
  • 34-751                 Bulleid Corridor Composite Dia 2318 (15″ Vents) in BR Crimson & Cream No. S5865S
  • 34-776                 Bulleid Corridor Third Dia 2019 (15″ Vents) in BR Crimson & Cream No. S75S
  • 34-776A              Bulleid Corridor Third  Dia 2019 (15″ Vents) in BR Crimson & Cream No. S76S
    New Tooling, 34-727/727A/751/776/776A will make set 847

LBSCR H1 Class Atlantic 4-4-2

The H1 in LBSC Livery Image courtesy and copyright Bachmann

Five H1 Class locomotives were built for the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway by Kitson & Co. between December 1905 and February 1906 to the design of D.E.Marsh. The first was withdrawn in January 1944 and the last in July 1951. This is new tooling specific to the H1 Class. Differences from the H2 Class currently in production include the curved running plate, early cab and boiler fittings. It has been developed alongside the H2 and will available for delivery later this year. Initially only the LBSC livery is being released but others will be in the pipeline for future years.

  • 31-910                 H1 Class Atlantic No. 39 ‘La France’ in LBSCR livery

Class 171 DMU

9 x two-car and 6 x four-car units were built between 2003 and 2005 for Porterbrook Leasing Company for use on Southern’s Uckfield branch which is not electrified. This model is based on new tooling also being developed for the Class 170 DMU.

  • 35-580                 Class 171 2-Car DMU No. 171722 in Southern livery

Class 159 DMU

22 x three-car units were originally built as Class 158 units by British Rail Engineering Ltd in 1992 for Regional Railways, by the time construction had been completed they were no longer required. Rosyth Dockyard converted them in 1992 and 1993 to a new specification for the Network SouthEast sector of British Rail. These units were to replace locomotive hauled trains on the London Waterloo – Salisbury – Exeter route. All saw service post privatisation with South West Trains and more recently with South Western Railway (since 20th August 2017).

  • 31-520                 Class 159 3-Car DMU No. 159013  in Network South East livery

New liveries from existing tooling

  • 32-510 – BR Standard Class 5MT No. 73118 ‘King Leodegrance’ BR lined black early emblem and large tender
  • 39-603 – SECR 60′ Birdcage Brake Composite Southern Railway Malachite Green No. 3527
  • 39-613 – SECR 60′ Birdcage Composite Southern Railway Malachite Green No.5484
  • 39-623 – SECR 60′ Birdcage Brake 3rd Southern Railway Malachite Green No.3455
    Items 39-603/13/23 will correctly make set 622
  • 38-083A – 12 Ton Southern 2+2 Planked Ventilated Van GWR Grey
  • 38-080C – 12 Ton Southern 2+2 Planked Ventilated Van LMS Grey

Graham Farish N gauge

Graham Farish N Class with revised tooling and DCC speaker fitted

Southern  steam modellers in N Gauge  get revised tooling for the N class model that has seen revisions to the tender tooling to provide a Next 18 DCC decoder socket and space for Digital Sound to be fitted. This year sees the much requested southern livery fitted with smoke deflectors for the first time.

  • 372-934DS          N Class No. 1823 in Southern Railway Lined Maunsell Green (DCC Sound)
  • 372-935               N Class No. 31810 in weathered BR Black (Late Crest) livery

Class 450 EMU

Graham Farish Class 450 EMU

The Class 450 is a member of the Siemens Desiro family for which Graham Farish already produce the Class 350 variants. The Class 450 EMUs were built by Siemens for South West Trains. A total of 127 four-car units are currently in traffic on South Western Railway long distance routes in and out of London Waterloo (since 20th August 2017).

  • 371-725               Class 450 4-Car EMU No. 450073 in South West Trains livery

Work in Progress

From a work  in progress perspective, in 00: the ex LBSC 4-4-2 H2 Class ‘Atlantics’ and the newly announced H1 are now at the artwork / livery samples stage. As reported from Warley the the 45 ton Ransomes and Rapier steam crane is now at the Engineering prototype stage. and both should along with the H1  be delivered during 2018.  The Class 159 DMU is already in the tool room, whilst the Class 414  2HAP and 4 BEP  are still in the drawing office.

In N: the Class 319 EMU is now in the drawing office. The SECR C Class 0-6-0 is at the Engineering Prototype stage and the Birdcage coaches are at the livery sample stage, both of which should be delivered during 2018

The full details of the Bachmann and Graham Farish ranges can be found on their  website here.

Note: for both brands and scales I have not relisted above those items already announced last year as per their announcement here.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bachmann for their kind hospitality at their media event today.

23 thoughts on “Bachmann 2018/19 range announcements includes new tooled LBSC H1 and Bulleid 64ft Coaching stock in 00 [updated]

  1. The Bulleid coaches will be a much welcomed addition and the H1 is pleasing!

    In terms of the Malachite Birdcage set has Bachmann identified the set number as some retained this livery until withdrawal by BR as late as 1956/57 (not all obtained Crimson Lake – I’ve been researching the liveries on these)?

      1. Graham, thanks.

        Set 622 had its last SR repaint August 1944 /varnish February 1947. I haven’t (yet) got a specific CLC painting date for this set but based on the 8-yearly cycle it potentially received CLC in 1952 before withdrawal in March 1956 but then again might have simply been revarnished.

        I’ll post an update when I’ve found out more – there is so much to go through!

  2. Graham,

    Welcomed news it not unexpected!

    You may have duplicated the BR(S) Grreen coach catalogue numbers.

    Kind regards,

    Colin

  3. Many thanks for this Graham, at last some decent Bulleid coaches. Looking forward to announcements of something from Hornby tomorrow.

  4. I’m very happy about the coaches, my wallet not so much lol. I must admit the H1 in umber is very attractive

  5. Reply to Colin Watts

    Hello Colin….don’t forget that whilst some trios remained in all over green until withdrawal and were only re-varnished ….that the numbering was changed to the lower right hand end as per BR vehicles. I would say that Bachmann stating ‘SR ‘means that this will be upper left handed numbering .

    Cheers

    Clive Standen

    1. Clive, agreed.

      At least one set remained in SR green until withdrawal in 1957. None were recorded as receiving BR green (except a few of those rebuilt into pull-push sets).

  6. It’s very nice to see more Pre grouping liveries….. long may it continue. Especially so, as the pre grouping period represents about 100 years of railway history.

  7. Any chance of a 4 COR Southern electric being made. I want to run one on my model railway before I die. John Caswell

  8. Courtesy of Glen Woods (author Lancing 1956)

    Set 69 introduced 15/4/1948 in SR Malachite Green. Repainted to BR (SR) Green 18/1/1957.

    Set 790 introduced 17/10/1947 in SR Malachite Green. Repainted to CLC 17/10/1955 at Lancing; repainted CLC to BR (SR) Green 1/7/1957.

    Set 847 introduced in CLC 28/4/1950, Repainted to BR (SR) Green 20/9/1957.

  9. I’d like the particularly useful loose BCK Diagram 2406 and a modified Tavern car set on the Bulleid coach range please.

  10. Great news regarding the Bulleids, even though they’re on the expensive side of reasonable! Still they’ll be cheaper than making them from Southern Pride kits with Comet sides, and all that entails……….Bachmaans website is taking a long time to become fully functional, thanks Graham for posting this news.

  11. Is there a plan for Bachmann to produce the 4REP to go with the 4-TC? also is Bachmann going to produce more 4TC’s with different unit number other than the ones they got now?

    1. The 4-TC is not part of the Bachmann product range as it it produced by them as a commission for the Kernow Model Rail Centre so any plans to release more numbered versions will sit with the KMRC not Bachmann.

  12. Could anyone please confirm if sets 69, 790, or 847 ever ran over West of England metals, to or beyond Exeter? If so, are there any specific dates/periods?

  13. I think that the 5 coach ‘H’ set with one of the TKs replaced with 34-775 could well look the part sitting behind my Bulleid diesel.

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