04 August 2023
Exclusive First Editions Rail promises models of Austerity 0-6-0s for 2mm:1ft scale amid autumn model announcements.
Marking the third anniversary of the Bachmann Europe's newest model railway brand, EFE Rail, its latest video presentation included a special feature on the brand in which three new tooling projects are revealed.
WD Austerity 0-6-0ST
EFE Rail is to launch its first N scale steam locomotive of the ubiquitous War Department Austerity 0-6-0ST. A coreless motor, six-pin DCC decoder (micro decoder recommended) and NEM coupling pockets are promised. Six models form the initial release.
Built between 1943 and 1964, almost 500 locomotives were constructed and following World War Two many found new work with the LNER, as Class J94s, and in industrial use allowing the type to carry many colourful and often unique liveries.
LSWR cross-country coaches
In OO scale, four-coach packs of the London & South Western Railway (LSWR) Cross Country Coaches join the already-available three-coach packs, with new tooling for the fourth vehicle to allow the earlier liveries of LSWR Salmon & Brown and SR Maunsell Green livery to be applied to these intricate models. The LSWR theme continues as the second new model from EFE Rail this autumn is the LSWR covered vans, starting with six models which showcase the versatility of the tooling suite which allows accurate models of the Diagram 1406, 1408 and 1410 vans to be produced.
The Newton Chambers Car Carriers, which first broke cover at DEMU Showcase in June also feature in its video, with a new version of the Class 143 DMU in GWR green.
Full details of the Autumn range can be found in the Autumn 2023 British Railway Announcements Catalogue, published with the Bachmann Times – the official magazine of the Bachmann Collectors Club.