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Bachmann Europe Announce NEW Products for Spring 2024

Contributed by: Graham Muspratt

7 Feb 2024 00:00am

Bachmann Europe today announced several new products across its Bachmann Branchline, EFE Rail, Graham Farish, and Scenecraft ranges Please remember this is a regular quarterly announcement and all the items announced today should be available during the next three months.

Click here to see and pre-order all the new releases, the highlights of which are below.

Bachmann Branchline
Bachmann Branchline Class 31 image
Following the reveal of the brand-new, Bachmann Branchline OO Scale Class 30 and Class 31 Diesel Locomotives yesterday, complete with the new Auto-Release Coupling System, Bachmann today confirmed the identities, pricing and availability for the initial Class 30 and Class 31 models. In addition to the Class 30/31, two further New Tooling projects were unveiled for the company’s Graham Farish N scale range.
Bachmann Branchline Class 31 image
Alongside the Class 30s and Class 31s, Bachmann today revealed new models of the Class 44, Class 45 and Class 46 ‘Peak’ locomotives for its OO Scale Branchline range, each with the option of SOUND FITTED. The Class 20 also returns to the range after the tooling suite has been expanded to allow locomotives fitted with Tablet Catcher apparatus to be modelled using the new Branchline tooling for the first time.

For the OO Scale rolling stock fleet the iconic BR Mk1 Coach makes a return to the Branchline range in 2024, starting today with new models of the TSO and BSK vehicles in a selection of liveries. For the first time, all of the new Branchline Mk1 Coaches will be available with the option of pre-fitted passengers, these include 12 Scenecraft figures pre-fitted to each vehicle. Enhancements to the Bachmann Branchline Mk1 include the removal of the end steps where appropriate, furthermore, new bogies have been produced which incorporate high levels of detail and electrical pick up to aid those wishing to fit lights or other features to their models. There are also new additions to the freight range with the OBA Open Wagon and a further example of the OTA Timber Wagon joining the Branchline range this Spring, along with a selection of TTA Tank Wagons available with a pristine or weathered finish.

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Graham Farish
Graham Farish LMS Twins image
The first New Tooling announcement for Graham Farish depicts the iconic LMS ‘Twins’ Nos. 10000 and 10001. The ‘Twins’ were the first mainline diesel locomotives built in Britain and this iconic duo is now reproduced in N scale for the first time. The impressive specification for the new Graham Farish model includes a coreless motor with twin flywheels driving all axles, al-wheel electrical pick-up, a Next18 DCC decoder interface and pre-fitted speaker, and SOUND FITTED options for every model. The models are fitted with working headcode marker lights at each end, with the option to select either passenger or freight headcodes – with additional headcodes available when used on DCC. Cab lights are also available to DCC users whilst the directional lights can be turned off at each end when operated on both DCC and Analogue Control.

The ‘Twins’ operated between 1947 and 1966 and the Graham Farish models depict both locomotives at various point in their careers, including the modifications that were made when the pair were trailed on the Southern Region – the fitting of two additional lamp brackets and marker lights at each end. Water scoops were also fitted later on, and this is another option catered for on these the new N scale models.
Graham Farish SECR DanceHall Brake Van image
The second New Tooling for N scale this Spring comes in the form of the South Eastern & Chatham Railway ‘Dance Hall’ Brake Van which follows the success of the OO scale models of this prototype. These 25 Ton Good Brake vehicles were nicknamed ‘Dance Halls’ due to the spacious cabins provided for the guard and this new Graham Farish model captures all the hallmarks of the prototype, from the finely-moulded planked body to the prominent handrails which are separate metal components fitted to the model. On the chassis, the long footboards are separately fitted, and brake gear has also been included on the underside of the model. The Graham Farish ‘Dance Hall’ will be available in four liveries, each with a choice of two running numbers and includes the sole-surviving example of this particular ‘Dance Hall’ type – No. 11902 which is preserved at the Whitwell & Reepham Railway.

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Scenecraft The Bachmann Scenecraft range of finely-detailed, hand-crafted models expands with new signals boxes and water crane in N gauge, and new S&DJR station buildings, low relief terraced house and new figures ranges in 00 Gauge. 00-9 sees blacksmiths and wagon workshops based on Boston lodge.

Bachmann Narrow Gauge The highly anticipated Baguley-Drewry 70hp Diesel Locomotives from Bachmann Narrow Gauge will arrive this Spring and joining the two previously announced models, Bachmann has revealed three further identities with industry- and preservation-inspired colour schemes. Continuing in OO9 scale and there are new Scenecraft models depicting the Blacksmiths and Wagon Workshops found at Boston Lodge on the Ffestiniog Railway.

Watch the full Bachmann announcement video here.

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