The latest development samples have been revealed by Bachmann for ‘OO’ and ‘N’ gauge together with new delivery timescales for products including the steam crane, Class 158/159, Class 24/1 and more.
Bachmann has also revealed the first engineering samples of its new models of the Direct Rail Services Class 20/3 for ‘OO’ and the Class 319 four-car EMU for ‘N’.
The latest ‘OO’ schedule sees the Worsdell ‘J72’ 0-6-0T arrive during October (see Reviews) to be followed by the steam crane in December. The Class 24/1 is due in January 2020 to be followed by the Class 117, Class 121 and Class 158/159 in the first half of the new year. The GWR ‘94XX’ 0-6-0PT and Midland ‘1F’ 0-4-4T are due in summer 2020 while the Class 20/3 is expected to be in the shops by the end of 2020.
The ‘OO’ Class 117, 121, 158 and 159 have all now reached the decorated sample stage. Bachmann has confirmed that all four units will have a low-level drive system allowing virtually full-depth interior detail, a single decoder socket to power the full train and twin motors (one in each driving car) for the Class 117, 158 and 159. A speaker will also be factory fitted in each driving car while the sound-equipped Class 159 will use a Zimo 21-pin decoder to control its motor, lights and audio functions.
For ‘N’ gauge the Class 319 is the highlight of the latest product samples. It features directional and interior lighting, four-pin power couplings between the cars to allow a single Next18 decoder to power the full train as well as a factory-installed speaker. A release date is to be confirmed with the engineering samples currently being evaluated for revisions by the Bachmann development team.
Also shown for ‘N’ gauge were decorated samples of the Thompson corridor carriages, modelling LNER faux teak and BR carmine and cream liveried vehicles together with decorated samples of the BR Mk 2Fs. The Mk 2Fs will be released in BR blue and grey and Inter City colours while the Mk 2F Driving Brake Second Open (DBSO) will feature a Next18 decoder socket and directional lighting. Both the Mk 2s and Thompsons are due to be released in early 2020.
Bachmann ‘OO’ gauge samples
Bachmann ‘N’ gauge sample
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