New ‘N’ gauge anchor-mounted tanks for Graham Farish

Bachmann has unveiled a series of all-new ‘N’ gauge anchor-mounted tank wagons for its Graham Farish range.


Designed in the 1940s, the wagons were developed following an agreement between the private operators, the Petroleum Board and the railway companies. They differed from previous designs in that a central anchor mechanism was used to secure the tank to the chassis.


Currently at the First Engineering Prototype (EP) sample stage of the development process, Bachmann is planning to produce 14ton and 20ton anchor-mounted wagons for its ‘N’ gauge range.


The new 'N' gauge models will be produced in Class A and Class B forms and will include the bottom outlet pipe and associated handwheel on top of the tank, with or without steam heating inlet valve and with a straight or cranked vent. The all-new tooling will enable the top catwalks and filler to be depicted either centrally or offset, together with options to be modelled with or without etched metal ladders for to access the catwalk.


Detailing will include separately fitted filler cap with securing clamps, brake gear and brake levers, while the models will also offer an unobstructed view through the frames, when viewed from above with the underframe replicating the prototype’s construction from metal section. They will also be available with metal spoked or three-hole disc wheels, as appropriate.


Liveries, prices and availability for these latest additions to the Graham Farish range will be revealed during Bachmann’s Summer 2024 British Railway Announcements in May.

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