Bachmann Train Packs for NHS Charities arrive in stock


By Howard Smith

16 April 2021

The manufacturer is set to donate £60,000 to NHS Charities from the sale of its limited-edition Pride of Britain Train Pack, as its N scale and OO scale train packs arrive in stock.

Bachmann Europe Plc has highlighted identified a small number of its limited-edition 'Pride of Britain' Train Packs remaining, which includes a Capt. Tom Moore Class 66 in GBRf’s ‘Thank You NHS’ livery and two model aircraft. The aircraft included in the pack depict the two planes that participated in the flypast for Captain Tom’s 100th birthday.

From revenue generated by sales of the collector's piece, Bachmann Europe is set to donate more than £60,000 to NHS Charities Together. The N scale pack has arrived in stock with the manufacturer – its OO gauge version expected to arrive this week – with a OO gauge Sound Fitted version imminently.

Bachmann has reported that all three versions have been popular, however it still has limited numbers of each remaining and it is keen to sell these so that it can make the donation to NHS Charities Together without delay.

The manufacturer commented, "Following the most unusual of years, we aim to bring a ray of light to our valued Collectors Club Members with this special pack while raising money together for NHS Charities Together. Not only does our 'Pride of Britain' Train Pack celebrate Captain Tom Moore and his fundraising achievements ahead of his 100th birthday, but it also honours the outstanding efforts of the NHS and all key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic."

Three packs are available, each including a 66731 Capt. Tom Moore in GB Railfreight’s ‘Thank You NHS’ livery and two Easy Model 1:72 scale aircraft – Hurricane LF363 and Spitfire MK356. The three packs available are: (371-396K) N scale, (32-980K) OO scale, (32-980KSF) OO scale sound-fitted.

For further details on these items, including pricing and availability, visit the Bachmann Europe website where details can be found for its Collectors Club.

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