New Tooling – Bachmann Narrow Gauge

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2019 sees the announcement of the first diesel locomotive for the Bachmann Narrow Gauge range of British outline OO9 scale models, alongside no fewer than four new wagons based on those used by the Royal Naval Armaments Depot.

NEW TOOLING – BAGULEY-DREWRY 70HP DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE

Photograph of the subject for 392-026 Baguley-Drewry 70hp Diesel Green
392-026 Baguley-Drewry 70hp Diesel Green

These ‘modern’ diesel locomotives were built by Baguley-Drewry in the early 1980s for use on the network of Narrow Gauge lines operated by the RNAD (Royal Naval Armaments Depot), augmenting their existing fleet of elderly locomotives. They worked trains carrying explosives and other sundries between the standard gauge exchange sheds and the various hidden storage locations. As the MoD began to consolidate operations, various depots were closed and the redundant locomotives and rolling stock was either moved to other locations or sold off – this staggered programme of disposals has allowed a good number of these locomotives to enter preservation and many now operate far outside their original remit. Preservation has also allowed several new liveries and names to be carried by the surviving locomotives. The Bachmann Narrow Gauge model will feature a 6 pin DCC decoder socket and NEM coupling pockets.

392-025 Baguley-Drewry 70hp Diesel DH88 RNAD Dean Hill

392-026 Baguley-Drewry 70hp Diesel Green

009 SCALE WAGONS

Prior to the investment in new Baguley-Drewry locomotives, the RNAD set about a programme of new rolling stock acquisitions. This programme included flat wagons, covered goods wagons (powder vans) and matching brake vans. The various types of wagons shared several features resulting in the fleet sharing a family resemblance. The most visible modification made under RNAD ownership was the addition of planked sides and sliding doors to the brake vans which were open-sided when built. The covered wagons have also seen modification with the removal of the sliding roof hatches in an attempt to make the vans watertight and therefore better suited to use as mobile storage units in their post-RNAD lives. Many of the wagons were sent straight for scrap once they became surplus to requirements, luckily preservationists across the country took advantage of the favourable scrap prices at the time and a good number were brought back for private use. The relatively modern construction and strong chassis of these wagons has seen several examples used as the basis for conversion projects into wagon types not originally constructed including hopper wagons, open wagons and even tank wagons. The Bachmann Narrow Gauge models will feature NEM coupling pockets, with examples of wagons in both RNAD and private use being modelled.

Many of the wagons were sent straight for scrap once they became surplus to requirements, luckily preservationists across the country took advantage of the favourable scrap prices at the time and a good number were brought back for private use. The relatively modern construction and strong chassis of these wagons has seen several examples used as the basis for conversion projects into wagon types not originally constructed including hopper wagons, open wagons and even tank wagons. The Bachmann Narrow Gauge models will feature NEM coupling pockets, with examples of wagons in both RNAD and private use being modelled.

NEW TOOLING – RNAD BRAKE VAN

393-100 RNAD Enclosed-End Brake Van RNAD Grey
393-100 RNAD Enclosed-End Brake Van RNAD Grey

393-100 RNAD Enclosed-End Brake Van RNAD Grey

393-101 RNAD Open-End Brake Van Statfold Barn Railway Brown

NEW TOOLING – RNAD VAN

393-127 RNAD Van Statfold Barn Railway White 'MICA B'
393-127 RNAD Van Statfold Barn Railway White ‘MICA B’

393-125 RNAD Van RNAD Grey

393-127 RNAD Van Statfold Barn Railway White ‘MICA B’

NEW TOOLING – RNAD OPEN WAGON

393-150 RNAD Rebuilt Open Wagon Statfold Barn Railway Grey
393-150 RNAD Rebuilt Open Wagon Statfold Barn Railway Grey

393-150 RNAD Rebuilt Open Wagon Statfold Barn Railway Grey

393-151 RNAD Rebuilt Open Wagon Welsh Highland Railway Red

NEW TOOLING – RNAD FLAT WAGON

393-176 RNAD Flat Wagon Statfold Barn Railway Grey 'Serpent B'
393-176 RNAD Flat Wagon Statfold Barn Railway Grey ‘Serpent B’

393-175 RNAD Flat Wagon Planked Ends RNAD Dean Hill with Sleeper Load

393-176 RNAD Flat Wagon Statfold Barn Railway Grey ‘Serpent B’

Our 2019 catalogues are packed full of our latest products and announcements making them a must-have guide for modellers and collectors alike. The full Bachmann OO9 Narrow Gauge range can be found in the 2019 Bachmann Branchline Catalogue and you can pick up your copy from your local Bachmann stockist very soon! Find your nearest Bachmann stockist here.

Image of the NEW Bachmann Branchline 2019 product catalogue & the Graham Farish 2019 catalogue.

We’ll be taking a look at some of our other 2019 announcements over the coming weeks, so be sure to visit the Bachmann website regularly for more product previews.

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