At their annual Collectors Club event, this year held at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, last Saturday, Bachmann announced their intention to produce Class 117 and 121 Suburban DMUs, along with a Limited Edition E4 for the Collectors Club members. More information about this release can be read on the Bachmann website here. Some of you will remember that … Continue reading Bachmann announce Class 117 and 121 DMUs and E4 ‘Birch Grove’
Back in March 2013 Bachmann Europe announced its intention to produce a model of the ex London Brighton and South Coast Railway, Billinton designed E4 class 0-6-2 tanks. The first production versions of this model are now on their way to the UK, with a small number having been sent to the model press for reviews … Continue reading Bachmann ex LBSC E4 0-6-2t on the way
Last weekend saw the annual Warley National Model railway Exhibition at the NEC, this post rounds up the news from a Southern / BR(s) perspective. As duplication seems to be the order of the day I have also duplicated part of the post title from one I have used before. It is usual for some manufacturers … Continue reading That was the Warley that was ’14, duplication is the name of the game… [Updated 28/11/14]
Hot on the heals of the first Engineering Prototypes (EP) of the Kernow Model Centre ex London & South Western Railway (LSWR) Adams O2 class being received a couple of weeks ago as reported here, the first running sample has now been received. Whilst this running sample is substantially more complete detail wise than the … Continue reading Kernow O2 running sample arrives, and in other news….
Further to my last post with the first Bachmann E4 class Engineering Prototype pictures I am now also able to post the following images that are copyright and courtesy of Andy York (clicking the images will enlarge). These further images clearly show the fact that the smokebox door dart handles are indeed separately applied items, as … Continue reading Bachmann E4 EP update and Hornby delivery news
The ex London Brighton and South Coast 0-6-2 E4 class of radial tanks were first announced by Bachmann at the 2013/14 product launch in March last year and detailed on this blog here. Work on their development has been ongoing and Engineering Prototype (EP) samples have now been released by Bachmann Just from the photographs alone … Continue reading Bachmann E4 first EP pictures