News: Bachmann reveals latest ‘N’ and ‘OO’ samples
By Mike Wild on 2 April 2012, 15:22
Bachmann has revealed the latest progress with its brand new tooling for the English Electric Class 20 for ‘N’ gauge and the Southern Railway Pillbox brakevan for ‘OO’ gauge.
The Class 20 will feature a twin flywheel mechanism, directional lighting, an etched roof fan grille and a 6-pin decoder socket. The tooling caters for both early disc headcode locomotives as well as the later four character headcode version.
Three models are due for release initially covering BR green with indicator discus (Cat No. 371-030), BR blue with headcode boxes (371-031) and BR blue with indicator discs (371-032). A release date had not been specified for the Class 20 as Hornby Magazine closed for press.
The new ‘OO’ gauge Southern Railway Pillbox brakevan is also making progress and the new tooling will allow for detail differences through modifications to the vehicles during their long working life. It will be available with both left hand and right hand duckets and either standard or two+ planked sides. Two styles of sandbox have also been catered for together moulded underframe detail for single or equal brake mechanisms.
Five versions are planned covering Southern Railway brown with a white roof and red ends, BR grey, BR bauxite, Southern Region brown with a grey roof and red ends and BR departmental olive green. Release is expected during 2012, but a specific date has not been set.