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Bachmann in 2017-18 Press release

Last year Bachmann celebrated 30 years of Network SouthEast and this year (2017) sees the 30th Anniversary of the creation of the Railfreight Sectors. The 30th anniversary of this popular BR sector livery is being celebrated in 2017. In October 1987, the Railfreight brand was relaunched with a bold new colour scheme combining three-tone grey paintwork with colourful sector symbols and imaginative depot plaques. It remains a firm favourite with modellers to this day and Bachmann have compiled a representative collection of Railfreight locomotives and matching freight wagons to mark this milestone. These items are highlighted with a ‘RF 30 YEARS’ symbol throughout the new catalogue.

New Bachmann Branchline Tooling Midland Railway Class 1532 (LMS 1P) One hundred and fifteen of these and the similar 1823 and 1833 Classes of lightweight passenger tanks were built for the Midland Railway, between 1881 and 1900, by Derby Works, Dübs & Co. and Neilson. All passed to the LMS in 1923 and, although withdrawals started as early as 1930, the final locomotive was not retired by BR until 1959. They were distributed widely across the former MR and S&DJR systems from North Yorkshire and the Midlands to the South West and London, where certain locomotives had condensing gear for working through Metropolitan Railway tunnels.

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Model Railway Express Issue Two January 2017