Post-preservation 'Mainline Hunslets' revealed

12 December 2022
Made public ahead of Christmas, the manufacturer confirms speculation over forthcoming locomotive additions to its OO9 range.

Bachmann Europe has revealed Linda in early-Ffestiniog Railway condition, with original 0-4-0 wheel formation, but coupled to a four-wheel tender giving the 0-4-0STT configuration – 0-4-0 Saddle Tank with Tender. Finished in Ffestiniog Railway Green livery, the new Bachmann Narrow Gauge OO9 Scale model sports all the hallmarks of the non-tender locomotives released in recent weeks.

Bachmann Mainline hunslet

Driven by a coreless motor and flywheel with all-wheel pick-up, a Next18 DCC decoder socket with pre-fitted speaker is present, along with firebox lighting to bring every model to life. Available in standard format (391-130) or with sound fitted (391-130SF) and with a recommend retail price of £214.95 (391-130) and £314.95 (391-130SF), both versions will begin arriving with Bachmann stockists from the week commencing December 19, 2022.

Bachmann Mainline hunslet

Bachmann said, "Following a bumper season of new releases in OO9 scale, including the Quarry Hunslets, and the Mainline Hunslets in their original Penrhyn Quarry Railway condition, [we] today announced a final surprise [to our] Narrow Gauge range ahead of the festive season.

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"Since the original Penrhyn Quarry Mainline Hunslets were unveiled as part of Bachmann’s Winter 2022 British Railway Announcement, there has been much talk about whether models depicting the locomotives in their post-preservation condition would follow, and today these wishes were granted."

Bachmann Mainline hunslet

To reserve your models, visit your local Bachmann stockist.


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