02 August 2023
Bachmann Europe Plc today revealed new products for OO gauge, set to be released over the coming months.
With new tooling projects in N, OO and OO9 scale, more than a century of railway history is depicted by the models that make up the Autumn collection. The Bachmann Branchline OO scale range sees two models return this Autumn.
BR Standard 9F
Following recent upgrades, the manufacturer's BR Standard 9F is to incorporate a Plux22 DCC interface and pre-fitted speaker. New tooling has now been produced to depict the ‘Tyne Dock’ locomotives.
Two models are to be depicted in heavily-weathered condition. SOUND FITTED models which utilise a bespoke sound project are also available.
CEP Electric Multiple Unit (EMU)
The Bachmann Branchline model has been refurbished with new bodyshells portraying the work undertaken when the real units were refurbished – most notably the fitting of hopper window ventilators and the relocation of the brake compartments from the two driving vehicles to a single trailer vehicle. The first release to utilise this new tooling depicts Class 411/9 3-CEP No. 1199 in South West Trains livery and this is joined by a Blue & Grey-liveried Class 422/7 4-TEP – a unit formed of three refurbished CEP vehicles and an un-refurbished buffet vehicle from a BEP unit.
Both models require a single DCC decoder for use on DCC systems or can be purchased in SOUND FITTED format with a decoder pre-installed.
Class 158 DMU
New liveries of South West Trains, Transport for Wales, Northern and Central Trains are promised.
BR’s Railfreight Red Stripe livery is to adorn the new Branchline 37 for the first time alongside ‘Radio Highland’ in BR Blue Large Logo livery – each is available in standard, SOUND FITTED and SOUND FITTED DELUXE format.
BR Mk. 1 Suburbans
Autumn sees the Branchline range of rolling stock expand as well, with new releases of the BR Mk1 Suburban coaches covering BR Crimson, BR Maroon and BR Blue liveries.