Bachmann Europe have continued their new policy of making quarterly product announcements the highlight of todays announcement of new tooling is the SECR/SR Maunsell/Lyons Diagram 1559 25 ton good brake van first introduced in 1918.
The four Bachmann models of the SECR Diagram 1559 brake vans being released are as follows:
- 38-915 D1559 SECR Grey livery No. 11902 (also the number of the preserved prototype at the Whitwell & Reepham Station in Norfolk)
- 38-916 D1559 SR Pre-1936 Livery No.55462 (although many would have survived in this livery style well after 1936 and throughout the war)
- 38-917 D1559 BR Grey livery No. S55457 as based at Hither Green
- 38-918 D1559 BR Departmental Olive Green No. DS 55455 as based at Eastleigh Permanent Way Dept.
These models are complete with interior detail such as stove, brake handwheel and desk visible through the end windows.
It is good to see these excellent looking (and often requested) models now coming to the market as I know, having provided some assistance, that these have been development for a couple of years.