03 August 2022
Class 101 in Strathclyde Transport livery for 'N', plus 37501 ‘Teesside Steelmaster’ and IPA car transporters for 'OO' join eye-catching member-only model line-up.
Following a busy period of new releases from the Bachmann Collectors Club, three further Club-exclusive models were unveiled during Bachmann Europe’s autumn 2022 British Railway Announcements.
Graham Farish Class 101 for 'N'
In N scale, the Graham Farish Class 101 three-car DMU has been produced in the bold orange and black livery of Strathclyde Transport for the first time. This Bachmann Collectors Club limited-edition model is available in standard format and with sound-fitted – the latter being pre-fitted with two Zimo DCC decoders, one sound and one non-sound decoder to operate the lights in the driving trailer vehicle.
Like all sound-fitted models, this too will operate and play sounds on analogue control as well as DCC from the box. The standard model is priced at £274.95 while the sound-fitted version costs £374.95.
IPA double-deck car transporter twins for 'OO'
After the launch of the OO scale JPA Bogie Cement Wagons as Club-exclusive models earlier this year, the IPA Double Deck Car Transporter Twins are also now available exclusively from the Bachmann Collectors Club. First released by Bachmann Branchline, these models feature an unprecedented level of detail and decoration, comprising hundreds of separate parts and with liveries that feature countless logos and print applications.
Speaking of this new batch of models from the tooling, Bachmann said, "The long and intricate production process for these hand-assembled models means that, like the JPAs, the IPAs are expensive wagons to produce, so much so that to proceed with a further production run to be sold by its retail partners wouldn't be commercially viable due to the high retail price that would result from the increased costs involved.
"Instead, by offering these models directly to Bachmann Collectors Club members, we are once again able to deliver this highly-desirable product while ensuring it remains attainable by our cherished Club members."
The car transporter wagons are supplied in pairs and are now available in pristine STVA grey, at a price of £139.95 per pack, or weathered STVA red livery which costs £149.95 per pack.
37501 Teeside Steelmaster for 'N'
The new items join the two models launched in June at the Bachmann Collectors Club’s Practically Perfect Sale – 37501 ‘Teesside Steelmaster’ in its eye-catching light blue livery for 'N', and the OO scale BR Mk. 2F Refurbished DBSO in DRS livery.
Furthermore, a Bachmann Collectors Club limited-edition version of the all-new Branchline Class 37 was revealed last month to coincide with the launch of the new Class 37, depicting 37422 Cardiff Canton in EWS livery. The model is to be offered in standard, sound-fitted and sound-fitted deluxe formats.
Items are in stock and ready to purchase for Bachmann Collectors Club members via the Bachmann Collectors Club website.