Bachmann launches new Narrow Gauge range

Bachmann has revealed details of a new narrow gauge range - NG7.

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Bachmann has added a new range of narrow gauge products to its portfolio of products with the launch of NG7, a collection of ready-to-run 7mm scale narrow gauge models, buildings and accessories.

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The NG7 range of models are produced to 1:43.5 scale, which is the same as 'O' gauge and 'O-16.5' scale - and will run on proprietary 16.5mm track.

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Whilst Engineering Prototype (EP) samples have already been received by the company's development team, production of the initial batch of releases is already complete and comprise a collection of Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST locomotives, with open and closed cabs planned, together with three new wagons modelling those used at Dinorwic Quarry with a flat bed slate wagon, a traditional slate wagon and a coal wagon. The slate wagons will be supplied with a Scenecraft dressed slate load, while the coal wagon will also feature a Scenecraft coal load.

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Bachmann's new 'NG7' locomotives will be supplied with a choice of couplings including a newly-developed chopper-style example, as well as the hook and loop type currently used on its 'OO9' scale models, which will fit the factory-fitted NEM362 pockets, while the wagons will feature a pin and eye coupling in NEM355 pockets.

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Complementing the locomotives and wagons, three new 'NG7' narrow gauge buildings will also launch with the range including a slate-built engine shed, coal store and water tower, as found at Dinorwic Quarry. In addition, a pair of hand-painted narrow gauge engine crew has also been developed for use with the new locomotives.

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Identities, colour schemes and pricing have yet to be confirmed and will be revealed as part of Bachmann's Summer 2024 British Railway Announcements in early May.

◘ Visit www.bachmann.co.uk for more information.