Bachamn 2015/16 range announcements include Class 450 EMU and 45T Ransomes and Rapier steam crane


Bachman releases

Originally posted on grahammuz:

Bachmann Europe Plc. have today, back in its usual March timingafter last years change to July to coincidewith the 25th Anniversary celebrations, announcedtheir plans for the next 18 months, or so, for both the Bachmann Branchlines (00) and Graham Farish (N) brands. They also provided updates on the current work in progress. I outline below the couple of items of Southern / Southern Region interest, the highlights of which are the release of a Class 450 Desiro EMU and a 45T Ransomes and Rapier Steam Crane.

Bachmann also advised that following a couple of difficult years 2015 will also be a year of consolidation to catch up with previously announced models. They also confirmed that they dropped their initial plans to release an ex LSWR/SR S15 Class (and an ex LNER J50 class tank) following Hornby’s announcement last December. It is noted that neither a Merchant Navy or…

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Paddington Bear


Who cannot like Paddington?

Originally posted on Pete's Favourite Things:


I recently went to see an exhibition on Paddington bear, which is on at the Museum of London to coincide with the release of the new Paddington movie.

On Christmas eve in 1956, a BBC cameraman Michael Bond went into a department store and bought the last toy bear as a gift for his wife. Over the holiday he began to imagine the adventures that the bear could have in and around London and eventually began to write them down. The first book was published in October 1958.

Michael Bond's typewriter used to write Paddington books Michael Bond’s typewriter used to write Paddington books

First edition of original book First edition of original book

The stories are of Paddington, a bear from Peru, who has come to London and was found at Paddington Station by the Brown family with whom he goes to live. There have been 70 books written which have been translated into 30 languages and sold more than 30 million…

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Projects, Projects!

Originally posted on Albion Yard:

Parkside Dundas  7mm Scale Southern Brake Van Parkside Dundas 7mm Scale Southern Brake Van

Well this month and a good part of the previous two in fact have been busy working on a number of projects with Paul Lunn. More to come later on this but it mixes his layout design skills, our ‘tag team’ planning and mock up abilities and some model making from me, related to each plan. So apologies for the lack of posts, but I’m hoping that within the next month or so I’ll be back to posting the usual rubbish! The two images here are from the above mentioned project, one a straightforward kit build, and the 45xx a makeover including re-spray, which has made a huge improvement to the model.

Bachmann 4mm scale 45XX Prairie Bachmann 4mm scale 45XX Prairie

Also coming up are a couple of reviews, in a slightly different context with potentially a new partner. Stay tuned!


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