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.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

A New Look & A New Twin Pack from EFE

The Bachmann Roadshow Team took a trip down to Brooklands for the 2017 Cobham Spring Gathering, a few weeks ago, for a lovely sunshine filled day amongst the buses and enthusiast's set against the backdrop of the historic race track. Watch highlights of our day here!


Those who attended would have been lucky enough to have caught a glimpse of our new prototype EFE packaging displayed on our stand. Our new styling gives the original EFE boxes a fresh new look which we feel really complements the models and will roll out to all EFE marketing and advertising for the brand over the next few months.


Another highlight of the show for EFE collectors was the announcement of a new twin pack, with the upcoming release of E99938, a Leyland Titan Twin Pack commemorating the Aldenham Works open day in 1983. Aldenham Works was originally built as part of the 1930's Northern Line extension to Bushey Heath. The planned rail extension was never completed, so London Transport decided to use the site as a bus overhaul facility which opened for operation in 1956.


During the 1983 London Transport Golden Jubilee celebrations, many garages held open days. The Aldenham open day was held in September 83 under the name 'The Aldenham Spectacular'. Our modelled T112 in London Buses livery & T66 in London General Aldenham Diplomat livery were on display along with all the special liveried Jubilee buses.

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E99938 set is priced at £59.95 and is available to pre-order now from Bachmann retailers, order early to avoid disappointment.

For more information on our EFE range and other items please visit our product pages.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Out & About - Spring Gathering 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Bachmann road show will be attending this years Spring Gathering event at the London Bus Museum. Our EFE stand will have members of our team ready to take any of your questions this coming Sunday 9th April 2017.

Out & About - EFE at the Spring Gathering Cobham 2017



The Spring Gathering will host an array of buses and coaches with the chance to experience excursion tours, displays, flea marketing and workshop tours, perfect for all enthusiasts!

For further information on this event please visit the London Bus Museum website!