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30th Anniversary of Railfreight Sectorisation

2017 marks the 30th anniversary of one of British Rail's most successful rebranding exercises. In October 1987, British Rail's Railfreight brand was sectorised and relaunched with a bold new colour scheme combining three-tone grey paintwork, carrying striking sector symbols and imaginative depot plaques.

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AEC Renown Bus Arrives

We are pleased to announce a new model in our recently acquired Exclusive First Editions range. E30716 is an AEC Renown working in the striking livery of the Greater Manchester PTE fleet.

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Bachmann Pricing for 2017

Following our recent 2017 range announcements, we would like to inform you that our 2017 prices will come into effect as of the 1st February. This comes eleven months after our 2016 prices were announced, in a year where our prices were held despite the Post-Brexit Sterling exchange rates falling significantly.

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Branchline 2017 New Products

We are pleased to announce our new Bachmann Branchline products for 2017. With a wide variety of new products set to be introduced, our latest range is sure to please our ever supportive collectors.

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Graham Farish 2017 New Products

Following our Branchline announcements, we are also pleased to announce our new Graham Farish products for 2017. This selection of new releases covers many regions & eras and expands our extensive range of N scale models even further!

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New 2017 Branchline & Farish Catalogues

We are delighted to announce the imminent arrival of our new 2017 Branchline and Graham Farish catalogues. Full of the latest products from Bachmann Europe Plc they are must-have guides for all modellers and collectors. This year's theme is in celebration of Railfreight sectorisation's 30th anniversary and the catalogues will feature new releases portraying this era.

We will be revealing the catalogues to our retailers over the coming days at our showcase events so be sure to keep an eye out at your local retailers as they will be stocking them soon!

Branchline: 36-2017 (RRP £7.95)
Graham Farish: 379-017 (RRP £6.95)

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OO Webb Coal Tanks

We are pleased to show you the latest images of our upcoming Bachmann Branchline Webb Coal Tanks.

In September 1881, the first "Coal Tank" (No. 602) was introduced - a tank version of the previous "17in Coal Engine" 0-6-0 tender locomotive. A Francis Webb design, between 1881 and 1897, 300 examples where built at Crewe works.

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Colas Locomotive named 'Merl Evans 1947 - 2016'

Colas Rail today named Class 37/0 locomotive No. 37 099, 'Merl Evans 1947 - 2016'. The naming ceremony at Derby Station today (2 December 2016) was attended by Merl's family, and his wife Maureen unveiled the nameplate. Bachmann's former Head of Research and Development sadly passed away on the 16th August 2016.

Merl is a great loss not only to Maureen, his family and his former colleagues, but to the whole model railway community.

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Dynamis RailController Launched

After its launch at the 2016 Warley National Model Railway Exhibition, we are pleased to announce that the Dynamis RailController (36-503) will be available from retailers this December. By harnessing the power of the Dynamis Ultima, the RailController software gives you full control of your layout, making the operation of locomotives, points and signals quicker and easier.

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