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!

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Out & About - Alexandra Palace Highlights

Recently we attended the London Festival of Railway Modelling at Alexandra Palace. The exhibition which took place on the 25th & 26th March showcased many layouts and exhibitors, giving enthusiasts the chance to browse and buy.

This year's show, marked the second Alexandra Palace visit for our popular Bachmann Collectors Club 'Members Lounge' after debuting there in 2016. The lounge showcased previously unseen pre-production samples and models, along with members of the Bachmann team ready to take club members questions.

If you are not already a member, please visit the Bachmann Collectors Club to join today!

If you would like to relive the Alexandra Palace experience, or if you missed the show, you can watch our new video below to catch this year's highlights!


The Bachmann team will be attending many other shows this year, please visit our ROADSHOW page to see which events we are attending next.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Out & About - London Festival of Railway Modelling

The Bachmann team are excited to be attending this years London Festival of Railway Modelling at Alexandra Palace on the 25th-26th of March. With 40 layouts from around the world on display, plus over 100 exhibitors to browse and purchase from, this show is a must for any railway enthusiast! 


The popular Bachmann Collectors Club Members Lounge will make its second appearance at Ally Pally after debuting there in 2016. The lounge will showcase previously unseen samples and models, guest visitors and members of the Bachmann team ready to answer your questions. To enjoy our Members Lounge and the many other benefits of club membership. If you were previously a member of EFE's Collectors Association, bring along your EFE membership card to be able to sign up on the day for a discounted rate, or alternatively sign up to the Bachmann Collectors Club Now!

For more information on the event you can visit the offical website here
We look forward to seeing you there! 

Show Opening Times 
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm 
Sunday: 10:00am - 4:30pm 
(Doors open at 9:30am for pre-booked ticket holders)

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Bachmann Collectors Club opens its doors to EFE collectors!

Following Bachmann Europe's acquisition of EFE in October last year, the Bachmann Collectors Club is excited to open its doors to EFE collectors alongside our established model railway membership. Joining the Bachmann Collectors Club as an EFE member gives you the same great membership package as Bachmann Collectors Club members currently enjoy, but instead of our free railway wagon you get to choose a free gift from a selection on 12 EFE models.

Customers who had been members of the EFE Collectors Association can take advantage of our special introductory offer and purchase a one year membership to the Bachmann Collectors Club for just £20 when returning your EFE membership card with your application form. New EFE collectors can also enjoy membership to the Bachmann Collectors Club at our standard UK rate of £29.

For further details and to download an application form please visit the club website!

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

E31515 - AEC RM Routemaster - London Transport

We are pleased to announce a new model in our recently acquired Exclusive First Editions range. As seen at Victoria Coach Station last weekend, E31515 is an AEC RM Routemaster in London Transport livery.
 E31515 - AEC RM Routemaster - London Transport
Our latest depiction of one of London's iconic Routemasters is RM177, shown operating out of London's New cross garage (NX) which is said to be one of London's biggest garages. Registered VLT 177 and shown working on route 177 to Abbey Wood via Elephant and castle, New cross, Greenwich and Woolwich, whilst displaying Pan Am advertising 'Take a breath of fresh airways'.

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.

Monday, 28 November 2016

E40101 - Daimler DMS - M&D / Network SouthEast

Bachmann Europe Plc are pleased to another model in to thier recently acquired Exclusive First Edition range.

E40101 is an Open Top Daimler DMS in the dual livery of Maidstone & District and Network SouthEast and will be officially launched at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition at the NEC Birmingham this weekend!

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The DMS was London's first purpose built one person operated double deck bus, however, it proved unpopular due to slow boarding times compared to the open platform AEC Routemasters and also maintenance costs were high, due to the way they were designed as there was no ability to separate the body from chassis for overhaul.

Withdrawal of the DMS fleet began in early 1979 with Leyland Titans and MCW Metrobuses purchased as replacements and in some cases Routmasters were reinstated to DMS routes. Many of these now retired vehicles were sent to the dealer Ensignbus in Purfleet, which became known as the 'DMS graveyard'. As supply exceeded the secondhand demand for these buses many vehicles could not be moved or maintained and so simply rusted into disrepair. Our model depicts one retired DMS which was spared this fate.
Blind reads: Maidstone & District Motor Services LTD in Partnership with Area Civil Engineer (CLT)


GHV 90N (DM1090) first entered service with London Transport in 1975 running out of the Cricklewood garage, after many internal transfers it was sold in 1983 to Ensignbus were it stayed for a short while before being bought by House's of Watlington for use in their small fleet. By 1989 it had been bought as a joint venture between Maidstone & District and Network SouthEast for use as a bridge maintenance vehicle. It was given a new fleet number P90, repainted in the striking Network SouthEast livery and had its roof removed to make it more practical for its new use.

Our model depicts one retired DMS which was spared this fate. GHV 90N (DM1090) first entered service with London Transport in 1975 running out of the Cricklewood garage, after many internal transfers it was sold in 1983 to Ensignbus were it stayed for a short while before being bought by House's of Watlington for use in their small fleet.

By 1989 it had been bought as a joint venture between Maidstone & District and Network SouthEast for use as a bridge maintenance vehicle. It was given a new fleet number P90, repainted in the striking Network SouthEast livery and had its roof removed to make it more practical for its new use. Our model uses revised tooling of the upper deck to portray the changes which were made to the real vehicle. Model includes an individually numbered limited edition certificate.

This model is priced £39.95
Quantities are limited so an early response is recommended.
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