Bachmann unveils spring 2021 announcements


03 February 2021
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Highlights from its latest quarterly announcement sees the re-introduction of popular Bachmann Branchline 4-6-0 locomotives, new and updated toolings, DCC sound upgrades and new liveries.

Bachmann Europe Plc has unveiled its latest products that will be arriving during Spring 2021 for its Bachmann Branchline, Bachmann Narrow Gauge, Graham Farish and Scenecraft ranges – catering for N, OO9 and OO scale interests.

Twelve months on from the launch of the first British Railway Announcements, which saw the manufacturer implement a new quarterly policy for the announcement of products, its Spring 2021 collection sees the unveiling of the first all-new tooling model for the Bachmann Branchline OO scale range via British Railway Announcements.

Branchline

Bachmann Europe commented, "Today’s news cements Bachmann’s approach to bringing all new products to customers and consumers in a prompt and concise manner, whether these are reintroductions of existing models with new liveries or identities, or all-new tooling projects such as the Class 20/0 – which has been developed quietly over the last few years before being revealed now that production is all but complete."

Headlining its new RTR locomotive announcements is an all-new Class 20/0. Benefitting from the latest developments in RTR models, the new tooling sees the locomotive back-dated to its original condition, and modellers will benefit from directional lighting, cab lighting, with the option of DCC sound.

Class 20/0 Bachmann

English Electric Type 2 D8015 in BR green (Class 20/0) (35-351)

Bachmann Class 20/0

20227 in Railfreight livery (35-357SF)

20057 in BR blue (35-355SF)

Alongside its Class 20/0, there are further additions to the Bachmann Branchline range including a new weathered version of its Class 94XX 'Pannier'.

Bachmann 94XX pannier

GWR 94XX 'Pannier' No. 9405 in weathered GWR green (35-025A)

The manufacturer is also overseeing the reintroduction of its Standard Class 4MT and 'Modified Hall' 4-6-0s. The latter is said to have received modifications to its tooling to more accurately depict the front-end of the prototype.

Standard Class 4MT 75029 in BR lined green, late crest (31-116A)

Standard Class 4MT 75014 in BR lined black, early crest (31-117)

'Modified Hall' 6990 'Witherslack Hall' in BR lined green early crest (31-785)

 

'Modified Hall' 6998 'Burton Agnes Hall' in BR lined green early crest (31-785)

Jubilee, 45604 Ceylon in BR experimental green is to join its range, too, offering modellers a model with modern features such as an opening smokebox door, ideal for layout cameos.

BR 'Jubilee' 45604 'Ceylon' in BR experimental green (31-191)

DCC Sound

Sound-fitted variants of its Class 24/1 and Class 121 DMUs are to join its range, alongside its Class 20/3 locomotives (joining its previously-announced standard versions).

BR/Sulzer Type 2 D5149 in BR green (32-440SF)

BR/Sulzer Type 2 24137 in BR blue (32-442SF)

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Class 121 DMUs (35-525SF) in BR green and (35-527) in Network South East liveries, with DCC sound.

Joining its range of Class 20/3 offerings is 20311 in Harry Needle Railroad orange with DCC sound (35-126SF)

Differences between its Class 20/3 locomotives in DRS blue and later, compass livery go beyond the logos to bogie pipework detail, cab antennae and bogie painting differences. Locomotives are to be offered with or without DCC sound.

Bachmann Class 20/3

Bachmann Class 20312

Class 20/3 20306 in DRS Compass (original) with DCC sound (35-127SF). 20306 in DRS blue, pictured above, also available (35125SF).

OO9

OO9 scale modellers will benefit from five Baldwin 10-12-D locomotives, now offered with DCC sound.

Baldwin 10-12-D in Glyn Valley Tramway lined black livery (391-029SF). Other guises include: No. 542 Railway Operating Division Black (391-025ASF), ‘Bridget’ Ashover L. R. Black (391-028ASF), No. 4 Snailbeach District Railways Black (391-030SF), 590 Welsh Highland Railway Lined Maroon (391-031) and E763 ‘Sid’ SR Maunsell Green (391-032SF)

Graham Farish

Joining its N gauge range of models will be 66783 The Flying Dustman in GBRf Biffa Red livery, while its range of rolling stock for the scale will be bolstered by a further version of its forthcoming WD ‘Parrot’ Bogie Wagon, this time depicting the 50T Bogie Bolster B.

66783 'The Flying Dustman' in Biffa red (371-399)

50T Bogie Bolster B (373-352)

Scenecraft

The manufacturer's range of pre-decorated, resin-moulded, ready-to-plant buildings – Scenecraft – sees new OO scale additions to the Lucston and Wigmore collection, launched in Winter 2020. Joining its range is Lucston Station, Lucston Signal Box, Wigmore Farmhouse and Wigmore Cattle Grid.

Wigmore Farmhouse (44-0132)

Wigmore Cattle Grid (44-0138)

Popular OO scale buildings like the North Eastern Railway Station and Goathland Garage are now to feature in the Scenecraft range, alongside rail-built buffer stops.

Rail-built buffer stops (44-0506)

Its Scenecraft range of structures in N scale sees additional low-relief models and a pent roof garden shed.

For further details of the full range of forthcoming models, including current pricing and availabilty, visit the Bachmann website, or see your local Bachmann stockist.

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