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New Catalogues Revealed

We are pleased to present our new catalogues for Branchline and Graham Farish, as revealed to retailers and press during our open days on Sunday 20th and Monday 21st July 2014. Full of the latest products from Bachmann Europe Plc they are must-have guides for all modellers and collectors. Be sure to keep an eye out in your local retailer as they will be distributed soon!

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The New Branchline & Graham Farish Catalogues

Bachmann Europe Plc announces 2014 programme

We at Bachmann are pleased to unveil our new programme for 2014 from Bachmann Branchline and Graham Farish. In celebration of our 25th year of trading we have some incredible new announcements including that of our first venture into the world of narrow gauge, with a new OO9 range of locomotives, rolling stock and buildings.

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Introducing Bachmann's Narrow Gauge range

It must not be forgotten that 2014 also has a more sombre significance, being the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One. The railways were of vital importance during the war, ferrying troops and supplies between Britain and the front line. Standard gauge railways did not stretch to the front lines and this is where the Narrow Gauge system was of vital importance.

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Bachmann Narrow Gauge

New announcements from Scenecraft

Our extensive Scenecraft range of fully painted and decorated model buildings continues to expand with a number of new items for 2014, adding the next level of realism to model railway layouts, dioramas and many other scenic applications. Particularly notable in OO is the Container Crane, an impressive statement piece that is an ideal companion for our new Freightliner flat wagons and adds a new dimension to dockside scenes.

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44-0009 Container Crane

Mk1 Test Train Coach Pack from Bachmann Branchline

We are pleased to present the first image of the OO scale Mk1 'Works Test Train' Weathered BR Blue & Grey Coach Pack (39-001) production sample. These two coaches formed part of the Doncaster Works test train in the early 1980s and are numbered in the departmental ADB number series.

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39-001 Mk1 'Works Test Train' Weathered Coach Pack

Silver Routemaster SRM 25

Bachmann Europe are delighted to announce an exclusive EFE model to commemorate our 25 Years in the Model and Hobby industry.

Between April and November 1977 to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, London Transport operated a special fleet of 25 silver Routemasters. The newly painted fleet was temporarily renumbered SRM1 to SRM25 and ran on various routes in and out of central London. Each vehicle was given a sponsor who paid for exclusive advertising on their vehicle. The interiors were fitted with specially designed woollen carpets.

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E31511 Routemaster SRM 25

The GRC Giant Model Rail Expo

9F, 92214 in brand new Brunswick green livery tops the bill!
Friday 20th, Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd June 2014
Great Central Railway has added a brand new special event to its calendar for this year - a giant model railway & engineering exhibition named 'The Model Event'.
Headlining the event is 9F, 92214 in brand new livery! The loco will appear for the first time at the expo in Brunswick green thanks to generous sponsorship from Bachmann Collector's Club. Click here for PDF

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The GRC Giant Model Rail Expo

Anniversary Packs from Bachmann Europe Plc

2014 is a special year for Bachmann Europe Plc, being our 25th year of trading. To celebrate, we are producing two limited edition anniversary packs, one in OO (25-2014) and one in N Scale (370-2014), both including a Jubilee and Class 47 locomotive.

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25th. Anniversary Pack

Non-Approved Bachmann stockist

We would like to take this opportunity to inform you about an online retailer who is trading as a non-approved Bachmann stockist.

Please be assured that "Members Model Shop" is not an approved supplier of Bachmann products and therefore we are unable to offer any form of warranty service against items supplied by them.

You can find your nearest approved stockist on this website.

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Bachmann Exclusive EFE Model

We are very pleased to introduce new images for the first Bachmann exclusive EFE model (Item No. E16136). The model is of a Leyland PD2 Highbridge bus of Southern Ireland, with Registration No. ZJ 1397 and Fleet No. R437. It is decorated in the CIE livery with advertisements for Amicardo Irish Sherry on one side and Cork Dry Gin on the other side. The destination for the vehicle is 'Botar Na Tra - Salthill'.

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E16136 Leyland PD2 Highbridge

COVHop Wagons from Graham Farish

Newly arrived at Bachmann HQ are livery samples for the COVHop wagons in N Scale. Highly detailed and intricately finished, these wagons feature NEM Couplings, two versions of brake gear, detailed body & chassis including discharge hoppers and prototypical roof mounted catwalk.

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377-765 in BR Bauxite

Ready Rocks™ from Woodland Scenics

Ready Rocks™ are precast plaster rock castings that are hand painted with Woodland Scenics Earth Colors™ Liquid Pigment and are ready to place on your layout. There are seven types of rocks available; Shelf (WC1136), Faceted (WC1137), Rock Face (WC1138), Outcroppings (WC1139), Surface (WC1140), Creek Bed (WC1141) and Boulders (WC1142). Take a look at this educational instruction video here to learn more.

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Ready Rocks™

Class 55 Deltics from Graham Farish

We are delighted to introduce production samples of the Class 55s in N scale. Freshly retooled with a new body shell designed using 3D scanned data, these intricately executed locomotives also feature a powerful six-axle drive mechanism with twin flywheel and motor, 6 pin decoder socket, bi-directional lighting, single or double windscreen wipers and etched fan grilles.

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371-285 No.D9007 'Pinza' in BR Green

Liliput Electric Double Decker Railcars

Introducing Liliput's selection of Electric Double Decker Railcars. These impressive models are based on the Class RABe 511 units, which can be found working on routes on the SBB network in Switzerland. They feature die cast metal chassis, one motor in every drive car front and rear as in the original prototype and a switchable stop function. In addition, they are switchable to the overhead line.

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L133920 close-up

Long Tube Wagons from Bachmann Branchline

Fresh from their display at Alexandra Palace, we are pleased to present engineering samples of our Long Tube Wagons in OO scale. This wagon type was originally designed in 1925 by the LMS for the carriage of long light loads. Batches were also built by the LNER and GWR.

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38-750/751 engineering sample

Modelling Water with Woodland Scenics

A water feature is a stunning addition to any layout and with Woodland Scenics it couldn't be easier! Woodland Scenics water products are soluble and require no mixing. With them you can model any water scene you wish, including waterfalls, rivers, lakes and more. We have put together a few tips for using Woodland Scenics Realistic Water™ (C1211) and Water Effects (C1212) to create your water feature.

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Model of the Year 2013 Winners

We are very pleased to share the news that Bachmann Europe has once again topped the polls in the annual 'Model of the Year' competition, as voted by readers of Model Rail, RM web and Branchline has been awarded 'OO' Manufacturer of the Year, Graham Farish 'N' Manufacturer of the Year and Bachmann Europe Plc took the overall manufacturer award.

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Model of the Year 2013

Class 150 from Bachmann Branchline

We are pleased to introduce the engineering sample for the new and improved Class 150 in OO scale. New in at Bachmann HQ, these models incorporate the following impressive features: new chassis and motor, intricately executed interiors for both cars plus driver's cab, fully detailed underframe equipment, interior and directional lighting, authentic tinted flush glazing and detailed cab ends.

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Class 150 Engineering Sample

Fish Vans from Bachmann Branchline

We are pleased to introduce production samples of our fish vans in OO scale. These wagons are perfect for inclusion in mixed freight or 'block' fish trains and incorporate the following great features: introduction of a new detailed 10ft wheelbase and wooden chassis tooling and new highly detailed van body including engraved 'Fish' cast plate. They are also suitable for use with Classes B1, K3 and V2 locomotives.

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38-575 in LNER Oxide





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