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Bachmann Europe is the British based arm of America's Bachmann Trains. The Bachmann Europe portfolio creates ready-to-run locomotives and rolling stock for 'OO' gauge, 'OO9' gauge and 'N' gauge as well as accessories and figures for 'OO', 'N', 'OO9', 'O', 16mm scale and G scale. Its range includes Bachmann Branchline for 'OO', Graham Farish for 'N' gauge, Scenecraft for buildings and accessories plus it is the UK distributor for model railway brand EFE Rail, Proses modelling tools, Woodland Scenics and Pocketbond Classix as well as the European distributor for Lilliput 'HO' and 'HOe' overseas models. Read our full collection of Bachmann news, features and reviews here.

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Graham Farish ‘Dance Hall’ Brake Van

New from Bachmann’s Graham Farish range is this South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR) ‘Dance Hall’ brake van for ‘N’ gauge.

Bachmann reveals all-new Class 08 diesel shunter

Bachmann Europe revealed that it is producing a brand-new model of the Class 08 and 09 0-6-0 diesel shunters for 'OO' gauge at the annual Diesel and Electric Modellers United (DEMU) Showcase event on June 15.

Bachmann new tooling announcement

Bachmann Europe is revealed a brand-new tooling on June 15. Join us for the video launch here and look out for the full news story here.

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FIRST REVIEW: Bachmann’s all-new Class 25

The BR Sulzer Class 25 is a must-have locomotive for 1960s-1980s modellers and a new choice is arriving for ‘OO’ gauge with Bachmann. MIKE WILD inspects the all-new ‘Rat’ to assess its qualities.

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Strathclyde 101 Exclusive

Bachmann’s Collectors Club provides an ideal opportunity to offer something different to its members. For ‘N’ gauge modellers, this includes a three-car Class 101 DMU in Strathclyde PTE colours, as MARK CHIVERS discovers.

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Bachmann’s NG7 range debuts

A new suite of 7mm:1ft narrow gauge models is here. MARK CHIVERS assesses these important initial releases.

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EFE ‘Bloater’ Fish Van Sails In

Announced as part of the Bachmann Summer 2024 announcements (see pages 10-14), EFE Rail’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘Bloater’ fish vans have arrived, filling a gap in GWR ready-to-run freight wagons.

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Installing Locoman’s BR ‘5MT’ sound

The powerful sounds of the BR ‘5MT’ 4-6-0 are now available from Locoman Sounds on the ESU decoder family. MIKE WILD upgrades an older Bachmann 8-pin model to show how it can be done.

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Bachmann Collectors Club 08818

A GBRf ‘gronk’ is amongst the latest Bachmann exclusives. MARK CHIVERS checks whether its pulling power matches its looks.

ROUND 2 BRANDS NOW WITH BACHMANN: AMT, MPC, POLAR LIGHTS, LINDBERG

Bachmann has become an official UK distributor of the Round 2 Corporation brands MPC, AMT, Polar Lights and Lindberg.