Decorated ‘Birdcage’ stock debuts


Bachmann has revealed the first set of decorated samples for its long-awaited ‘OO’ gauge South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR) ‘Birdcage’ carriages.

First to be received for inspection are the BR crimson liveried vehicles modelling the 60ft Lavatory Brake Third (Cat No. 39-602), 60ft Lavatory Composite  (39-612) and 60ft Brake Third (39-622). The vehicles are also set to be released in SECR Dark Lake and Southern Railway olive green liveries with prices set at £59.95 for the BR models and £64.95 for the more complex SECR and SR schemes.

The ‘Birdcage’ stock is currently expected to be released in September/October 2017 with the vehicles featuring NEM coupling pockets and turned metal wheels alongside a detailed chassis and body.

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