Following a bumper season of new releases in OO9 scale, including the Quarry Hunslets, and the Mainline Hunslets in their original Penrhyn Quarry Railway condition, Bachmann Europe today announced a final surprise for its Bachmann Narrow Gauge range ahead of the festive season.
Since the original Penrhyn Quarry Mainline Hunslets were unveiled as part of Bachmann’s Winter 2022 British Railway Announcement, there has been much talk about whether models depicting the ‘Ladies’ in their post-preservation condition would follow, and today these wishes were granted!
Today’s announcement sees ‘Linda’ unveiled in her early-Ffestiniog Railway condition, with original 0-4-0 wheel formation, but coupled to a four-wheel tender giving the 0-4-0STT configuration – 0-4-0 Saddle Tank with Tender. Finished in Ffestiniog Railway Green livery, the new Bachmann Narrow Gauge OO9 Scale model sports all the hallmarks of the non-tender locomotives released in recent weeks.
Driven by a coreless motor and flywheel with all-wheel pick-up, a Next18 DCC decoder socket with pre-fitted speaker is present, along with firebox lighting to bring every model to life. Available in standard format (item No. 391-130) or with SOUND FITTED (391-130SF) and with a recommended retail price of £214.95 (391-130) and £314.95 (391-130SF), both versions will begin arriving with Bachmann stockists from the week commencing 19th December 2022.