Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Out & About: Get on the buses with Bachmann Collectors Club

This Sunday (10th December) members of the Bachmann team will be at the Epping Ongar Railway (North Weald) as we launch the first EFE models in the brand new packaging. 

The 1983 Aldenham Spectacular Titan Twin Pack, item No. E99938, will be launched in the presence of preserved Leyland Titan T66 which features in the pack. A limited stock of Aldenham sets will be available to purchase on the day from the railway shop.

Above: London General liveried Titan T66 will be on hand offering free trips during the day


Bachmann Collectors Club members can enjoy free rides on T66 around the local area, simply turn up on the day from 10am and present your Bachmann Collectors Club membership card. We are also offering members a free train ride aboard the 16.25 departure from North Weald – complete with complimentary mulled wine and mince pie!
Please call the club office on 01455 245565 to book your train ticket as spaces are limited!

Thursday, 14 September 2017

E38120 - Bristol VRT - BR Training Vehicle

The latest model to leave our warehouse is a Bristol VRT E38120 a striking example of a British Rail training vehicle.

Our modelled vehicle AYG 941H, first entered into passenger service with West Yorkshire Road Car Company, before being sold to British Rail in the early 1980s. Whilst with British Rail it was modified for use as a mobile staff training vehicle by their Plant and Machinery department.

Many of its windows were removed and filled in and the bus seat interior was stripped out to make it more suited to a new role as an office space for staff training. Since leaving British Rail's ownership, AYG 941H can often be found working as a staff mess room at various events around the country including events such as the Glastonbury Festival.


Our model depicts AYG 941H in its British Rail guise, displaying a blind and side branding which denoting its job. E38120 makes a great addition to any 1980s layout especially alongside our previously released E38119.

Our latest release has an RRP of £34.95 and is available to order from your local
Bachmann retailer now.

Please visit our stockist pages to find your nearest retailer, or our dedicated product pages for more information on our wide variety of products.

Friday, 18 August 2017

E16540 - Atlantean - Ribble Motor Services


A new release from our Exclusive First Editions range is a Leyland Atlantean in Ribble livery E16540. Announced at this year's Press Day, the model is due to be released later this year. 

Ribble Motor Services began operating in 1919 and grew to be one of the largest bus and coach operators in the North West of England, with a territory covering Cumberland, Westmorland, Lancashire and parts of North Yorkshire.
This Leyland Atlantean with Metro-Cammell body first entered passenger service with Ribble in 1960 and is shown carrying the smart dark red and cream pre-nationalisation livery. After the ownership passed to the National Bus Company, Ribble retained this darker red for a while before moving to the standard NBC poppy red and white. Our model is registered NCK 634, fleet number 1645 and is shown running on service 101 to Preston. 


Our latest release has an RRP of £29.95 and is available to order from your local Bachmann retailer now. Please visit our stockist pages to find your nearest retailer.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Out & About - Buses Festival

The Bachmann team will be taking our EFE stand on a short trip south to Gaydon this Sunday (20th August) to participate in the 2017 Buses Festival at the British Motor Centre.


Why not join us to see up to 100 modern, restored & vintage buses & coaches, trade stands, free bus rides and more! Organised by Buses Magazine (the world's biggest selling bus magazine) you will be able to see a range of fleets and liveries from up and down the UK, along with enjoying free bus rides throughout the day.

Times: 
Sun 20th August: 10.00am - 5.00pm 

Location: 
British Motor Centre, Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ 

For more information on this event please visit our Roadshow page or the

Friday, 14 July 2017

Heritage Railways - Llangollen

At the beginning of this month, the Bachmann Roadshow team were delighted to be able to attend this year's Llangollen Classic Transport Weekend in a very sunny Wales. 

The Bachmann stand was set up on the show field at Glyndyfrdwy Station, where we spent a pleasant weekend surrounded by a selection of the finest classic motorbikes, buses, cars and camper vans, all with the soundtrack of steam and diesel locos pulling in and out of the station platform behind our tent. 

If you would like to see the highlights of the event, you can watch the video below


Our Roadshow team are out and about around the country most weekends, attending events both large and small. Being able to attend smaller events like this one is very important to us as it helps to introduce the hobby of model railways to a larger audience and support heritage railways like the one at Llangollen. 

For upcoming shows and events please see our Roadshow page for more information.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Out & About : Classic Transport Weekend

We are pleased to announce that the Bachmann Roadshow team will be attending Classic Transport Weekend at the Llangollen Railway in Wales this weekend!




Classic Transport Weekend 2017
Llangollen Railway, The Station, Abbey Road, 
Llangollen, Denbighshire, LL208SN

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July
10am - 5pm

This weekend event incorporates a nostalgic travel back in time to the classic transport of the past. With an intensive timetable of Steam, Diesel and Heritage Railcars and a classic bus service running between Glyndyfrdwy and Corwen (10am to 5pm), along with an impressive vintage vehicle display at Glyndyfrdwy.

For further information on this event please visit the Llangollen Railway website!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

E23406 - Bedford TK - British Railways

 We are pleased to announce a new model which will be in the shops soon from our recently acquired Exclusive First Editions range, E23406 is a Bedford TK in British Railways livery.



Our latest Bedford TK is modelled on one of British Rails many road vehicles used for the cartage of parcels to and from the railway network. Registered 423 PRO, cab numbered 5871 BO M and is depicted carrying a green tarpaulin covered load.Our latest Bedford TK is modelled on one of British Rails many road vehicles used for the cartage of parcels to and from the railway network. Registered 423 PRO, cab numbered 5871 BO M and is depicted carrying a green tarpaulin covered load.
E23406 - Bedford TK - British Railways
Our latest Bedford TK is modelled on one of British Rails many road vehicles used for the cartage of parcels to and from the railway network. Registered 423 PRO, cab numbered 5871 BO M and is depicted carrying a green tarpaulin covered load.

Our latest release has an RRP of £31.00 and is available to order now from your local Bachmann retailer. Please visit our stockist pages to find your nearest retailer.