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Work-worn Pannier Tank
20/09/2016

A welcome arrival at Bachmann this month is sure to delight Great Western era 5 modellers and collectors. Our model of Class 64xx 6419, in contrast to our previous BR Era 5 64xx, is in a rather more prototypical state for a 1960s British Railways western region branch-line locomotive.

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Make way for the Graham Farish Class 40
13/09/2016

As shown at the 2016 International N Gauge Show, we are excited to present the first pictures of the N scale Class 40 engineering prototype from Graham Farish. The Class 40 was the first of British Railway's main line diesel locomotives to be introduced and although initially designed for express passenger duties, they were later relegated to mixed traffic work.

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"End of Steam" Weathered Class 9F
09/09/2016

The BR Standard Class 9F 2-1-0 locomotives were the last in a series of standardised locomotives designed for British Railways in the 1950s. We are pleased to present the first images of the production model for our heavily weathered Bachmann Branchline Class 9F (32-858) in OO scale.

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OO Grain Hopper Wagons
01/09/2016

Introducing the latest images for the Bachmann Branchline Grain Hopper wagon livery samples. The standard BR Bulk Grain Hopper was derived from the former LMS type, but was of welded rather than riveted construction.

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Item No. 38-602A


OO Thompson Corridor Coaches
01/09/2016

New images are now available for the Bachmann Branchline Thompson coach livery samples. The LNER foresaw a post-war building program of over 4,000 coaches to replace life expired stock. With suitable materials not available to continue construction of Gresleys teak coaches, Edward Thompson designed a series of steel clad corridor coaches. The steel bodies were painted with a simulated teak finish, giving way to crimson and cream after nationalization.

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Item No. 34-385 Thompson Coach in Teak livery


Launch of the 2016 W. Britain Summer Catalogue
30/08/2016

Introducing the 2016 Summer Collection of model soldiers from W. Britain. The summer selection adds over 65 new figurines and vignettes to nine of our ranges, including an Anglo Zulu War rocket launcher, a new American Civil War Confederate Parrots gun and the eagerly anticipated WWII German Flak 36 88mm gun.

You will see that moving forward into 2016 the catalogues will have additional text explaining the ranges in further detail, and also diorama images to show how the figures are designed to be part of a growing collection.

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Scenecraft models back by popular demand
26/08/2016

This year sees the return of some our most popular OO and N scale models to the Scenecraft building range. Our extensive range of fully painted and decorated buildings offers everything you need to take your model railway layout or diorama to the next level.

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One of many Scenecraft models back by demand


Take to the road with the Shoplinker Bus
17/08/2016

The newest model from EFE (E31514) depicts a Routemaster, RM 59, registered VLT 59, as it would have appeared in its first few weeks in service as a Shop Linker.

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E31514 model image


Merl Evans 1947 - 2016
10/08/2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our former Head of Research and Development Merl Evans, who retired from Bachmann in Summer 2014. Merl passed away peacefully early yesterday morning with his family around him. David Haarhaus, Managing Director of Bachmann Europe Plc said today "We are all devastated by the loss of dear Merl. He was a fantastic colleague, eloquent ambassador and more personally a wonderful friend to myself and so many others here at Bachmann. Merl was instrumental in the development of the company's large portfolio of OO Scale locomotives and rolling stock for over 20 years. Our heartfelt sympathies go to Maureen and his family during this very sad and difficult time".

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Above: Merl Evans


HMS Ark Royal docks at Bachmann
19/07/2016

Available this July, we are pleased to present this fantastic model kit of the HMS Ark Royal from Merit International. The HMS Ark Royal was an aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy that served during the Second World War. The design differed to previous aircraft carriers as it was the first ship on which the hangars and the flight deck were integral to the hull, instead of a separate part.

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Above: HMS Ark Royal PKMM65307


Harbourside Scenes with Scenecraft
15/07/2016

Many of you will be thinking about taking your Summer holidays soon as the good weather approaches, so how about creating a scene that make memories of a seaside holiday last a little bit longer. Our new video helps advise you on what products you can use to recreate this beautiful diorama scene.



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Keep Calm and Log On
07/07/2016

W.Britain is delighted to announce the launch of a dedicated UK Website for W.Britain enthusiasts, collectors and retailers. We have added some extra features on to our W. Britain Collectors Club website after recent feedback from our customers.

Click HEREto view the website and become a member.


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Bachmann now distributing Proses
22/06/2016

We are delighted to announce that we have been appointed British trade distributors for Proses. Proses produce a comprehensive range of accessories, kits and tools to assist modellers with track laying, ballasting and the servicing of model railway products. We feel that these innovative products fit in extremely well with our existing ranges in the Bachmann portfolio.

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