Today (Wednesday 4th May 2022) saw the unveiling of our second round of new product announcements for 2022 as we launched the Summer 2022 British Railway Announcements. There are new identities aplenty from Bachmann Branchline and Graham Farish, many of which have been high on the list of consumer requests in recent times, whilst the Scenecraft range of hand-decorated, fully finished buildings, structures and accessories also sees various new additions and the return of several popular items.
Sounds of the 60s from Graham Farish
In N scale, further SOUND FITTED version of the Class 60 diesel locomotive have been added to the Graham Farish range now that the upgrades to this model, to allow for the fitting of a sound decoder and speaker, have been completed. Alongside these SOUND FITTED additions, a new model in DB Schenker, Army Red livery has been revealed. All the Graham Farish Class 60s now benefit from a pre-fitted speaker and Next18 DCC decoder socket, whilst SOUND FITTED models are fitted with a Zimo MX659N18 sound decoder.
A Loadhaul Class 37 and InterCity Swallow-liveried Class 08 join the Graham Farish range, the latter also being offered with SOUND FITTED, whilst the accessory range has been boosted, most notably with the addition of various different types of wagon and coach bogies.
Sales Area Exclusive Initiative Expands to N Scale
The first N scale Sales Area Exclusive models were also announced today; this initiative supports Bachmann’s valued network of retail stores and has seen various OO scale models released in recent years, each being available only from retailers in selected areas of the country. Expanding this initiative, the first Sales Area Exclusive models to be offered in N scale are four Class 37 diesel locomotives, each depicting locomotives never before modelled by Graham Farish.
A Colourful Trio of 90s from Bachmann Branchline
The highly acclaimed Bachmann Branchline OO scale Class 90 is offered in three new liveries; EWS, Rail Express Systems and Freightliner G&W. All three colourful machines are available in standard or SOUND FITTED format and are fitted with a finely-rendered Pantograph which can be raised or lowered via the built-in servo motor when operated on DCC.
The Freightliner G&W livery also adorns the Branchline Class 08 Diesel Shunter, with this model offered in Harry Needle Railroad Company Blue, and BR Blue liveries at the same time. With new versions of the Class 419 Motor Luggage Van (MLV) due this Summer, SOUND FITTED models were today unveiled marking the first time that a Bachmann Branchline Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) has been offered with this popular feature.
New from Scenecraft this Summer
There are new models in N, OO9, OO and O scale from Scenecraft this Summer, with a new OO9 scale Narrow Gauge Corrugated Station building appearing in two colour schemes. Other highlights include the N scale Low Relief Industrial Unit and the OO scale Seaside Shelter, whilst in O scale a new Site Office will prove useful for many applications.
Like all of the items featured in each British Railway Announcements, these new products are due to be arriving with your local Bachmann stockist in the coming months, so contact your local stockist to order yours today.
The Bachmann Collectors Club Limited Editions Keep Rolling
New from the Bachmann Collectors Club this Summer is the N scale JPA Bogie Cement Tank Wagon which has been produced in Colas Livery. Using the highly detailed Graham Farish model as the basis, 504 certificated examples of this striking wagon have been made and these are in stock now priced at £48.95 each.
For OO scale the highly acclaimed Bachmann Branchline OO scale VEA Van is the basis of the new Club model and this is finished in the vibrant Army Green and Yellow livery, depicting one of the vans that was taken into Ministry of Defence stock once withdrawn from BR service. Priced at £39.95 each and also in stock, just 504 examples have been made and each model is supplied with a certificate of authenticity.
Announced in February but also featuring in the Summer 2022 British Railway Announcements is the Bachmann Collectors Club model of DB Cargo Class 90 Number 90 028 ‘Sir William McAlpine’. This OO scale model with SOUND FITTED was unveiled during Model Rail Scotland and limited numbers remain available for Club members to purchase.
Bachmann Collectors Club members can place their orders online via www.bachmanncollectorsclub.co.uk. New members can also join online and purchase from the growing range of Club exclusive models straight away. Orders and membership enquiries can also be made by telephone on 01455 245565.