Bachmann on the Road – The GCR Model Event

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The Bachmann team are excited to be attending this years ‘Great Central Railway Model Event’ which takes place on the 15th – 17th of June.

The Model Event is now an annual feature of the exhibition calendar and a favourite with visitors both local and from further afield. With exhibits and attractions spread across all of the Railway’s stations, visitors can buy an all inclusive ticket to travel on the only double track mainline heritage railway in the country and stop off at each station to see the exhibition. More than 70 layouts will be on display alongside 50 of the hobbies leading traders and manufacturers including both the Bachmann Roadshow and Bachmann Collectors Club who will be located in the main event area at Quorn.

Show Location
Quorn & Woodhouse Station,

Woodhouse Road,
LE12 8AG

Show Opening Times
Friday 15th June: 10:00pm – 5:00pm

Saturday 16th June: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 17th June: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Above: 32-851K (OO scale), BR Standard Class 9F No. 92214 in BR Lined Green, Late Crest livery

Whilst attending this year’s event, you are likely to see BR Standard Class 9F No. 92214 ‘Leicester City’ in BR Lined Green, Late Crest livery. This steam locomotive is the subject of our latest OO scale Bachmann Collectors Club limited edition model which is available exclusively to Club members (32-851K). Due to arrive later this month and priced at £189.95, just 504 models have been produced so make sure you pre-order yours now to avoid disappointment. Watch our model in action below!

Also based on the line is the 5-plank wagon in Mountsorrel Granite Company (MGC) livery which we have also created in miniature as a limited edition Collectors Club model in N scale (377-050K). Three wagons have been restored and decorated in authentic MGC livery on the Great Central Railway and can often be seen featuring in demonstration goods trains. All our Club models come complete with a certificate of authenticity and can be ordered from the website or by calling the Club office on 01455 245 565.

Above: 377-050K (N scale), 5 plank wagon in Mountsorrel Granite Company livery.

If you would like to be able to purchase our range of limited edition club models, you can sign up now via the Club website. Over the course of the 12-month membership, not only will you have access to our range of limited edition models but you will also receive:

  • Four copies of the ‘Bachmann Times’ magazine
  • A Bachmann Branchline or Graham Farish catalogue*
  • A personalised membership card
  • An annual club wagon (in your chosen scale)
  • A specially commissioned calendar*
  • The chance to attend our annual free ‘Members Day’
  • Exclusive access to the Members Lounge at the Alexandra Palace (March) and Warley (November) shows

*Please note you will receive the next catalogue and calendar to be published following your application.

We look forward to seeing you there for a weekend full of trains – both big and small!