Bachmann Spring 2023 announcements

01 February 2023
Promising 111 new items, the manufacturer promises more than ever in its latest quarterly update.

Bachmann Europe's 2023 Spring British Railway Announcements are its biggest yet, with 111 new items unveiled and confirmed for delivery to Bachmann stockists in the coming months.

Additions to OO9

The Bachmann Narrow Gauge range saw both the Quarry Hunslet and Mainline Hunslet locomotives delivered at the end of 2022, with four versions of each, with sound-fitted options for the Mainline Hunslets. Adding to the range of OO9 scale models by Bachmann Narrow Gauge this Spring are five further RNAD wagons.

Bachmann OO9 Spring RNAD additions

These new versions join the eight models previously announced, which are now in transit to the UK, and depict wagons in original RNAD use, in the colours of other freight operators namely the Southern Railway and ICI Lime, and in preserved condition.

Related: Watch Bachmann Europe's Spring 2023 announcement video

N gauge additions

In 2mm:1ft scale, the all-new Graham Farish Class 90 Electric Locomotive will now be available in Freightliner ‘Powerhaul’ livery, with or without sound.

Class 90 freightliner Graham Farish

Meanwhile the Class 08 diesel shunter is offered in the popular BR green and BR blue colour schemes using the newly-upgraded model which also allows sound-fitted models to be offered alongside the standard versions.Class 08 Graham Farish BR green

The Graham Farish rolling stock range sees a major injection of wagons with new releases of the 14T tanks, 30T bogie bolsters, bogie ballast hoppers, 27T steel tipplers and HKA bogie hopper wagons, all set for release this spring. In each instance, multiple liveries will be available and, in most cases, offered with a choice of two running numbers per livery.

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OO gauge additions

Upgrades, including the provision for sound-fitted models, to the award-winning Bachmann Branchline BR Standard Class 9F steam locomotive were announced in Winter 2022 and today, two further models were unveiled including the sole surviving single chimney locomotive, 92134.

Bachmann Branchline 92134

Sound-fitted versions of the Windhoff two-car Multi-Purpose Vehicle will also be released for the first time, alongside standard models, in two Network Rail colour schemes.

Windhoff MPV

Six new identities for the new Class 37 from Bachmann Branchline have been unveiled, covering the early years in traffic with two BR green-liveried models, through sectorisation, and into the modern day with a Colas Rail Freight example.

D6829 Bachmann Class 37

Bachmann Class 37201

Bachmann Colas Rail Class 37

All models feature unique tooling combinations to ensure they are of the highest fidelity, and are offered in three formats – standard, sound-fitted and sound-fitted deluxe.

Want to see more? Watch the announcement video here.

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