Our previous Product Highlight for the Bachmann Narrow Gauge range focused on wagons, so this time we are going to preview some OO9 scale models of a different nature; the highly anticipated Gloucester Bogie Coaches that are expected to arrive towards the beginning of next year.
The real coaches were originally built for the Ashover Light Railway by the Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon Co. in 1925. They were built using parts that were sourced from the War Department, and our models accurately replicate their details.
The roofs feature separately-fitted ventilators and finely moulded rain strips. The sides of the coaches have panelled walls with recessed windows, whilst the doors are also recessed and have metal handrails on either side. The ends of the coaches also have a pair of windows and with such a good view of the interior, it’s easy to see the detail that we’ve incorporated inside, too.
The interiors of the coaches are fully modelled and decorated in cream and brown, with two compartments in each coach surrounded by vestibules at each end. The compartments have seats running underneath the windows along either side. The floorboards of the coaches are amongst the many intricately detailed features, as are the supports and boards that make up the ceiling.
Underneath the coach body, the diecast metal chassis is fitted with brake rigging along the centre and pipes along the full length of each coach. The coach body itself is supported on bogies that are equipped with metal wheels and NEM coupling pockets.
394-025 – Gloucester Bogie Coach Ashover L. R. Crimson
Our first Gloucester Bogie coach is 394-025, which is decorated in the crimson livery of the Ashover Light Railway with a white roof. The coach has gold lining and carries both the name of the railway and the identification “№ 1”.
394-026 Gloucester Bogie Coach Lincolnshire Coast L. R. Blue & Cream
Our second Gloucester Bogie coach is 394-026, which is decorated in the blue and cream livery of the Lincolshire Coast Light Railway, with brown doors and dark grey roof.
These models are expected to arrive early next year, so head to the Bachmann Europe website, where you can find the latest release information. Once you’ve selected your models, get in touch with your nearest retailer to pre-order yours!
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