The models feature full underfloor equipment, dedicated coupling system, internal lighting and illuminated train head code boxes. As tooling for three of the coaches already exist in Bachmann’s 4CEP, only the buffet car needs to be tooled to make up a 4BEP. The first two versions to be released will be: • 31-490 4BEP 4-Car EMU No.7003in BR green livery with small yellow panel • 31-491 Class 410 4-Car EMU No.7010 in BR blue & grey livery ‘Carflat’ A new addition to Bachmann’s wagon range this year is the distinctive BR Mk1 ‘Carflat’ wagon which were converted from redundant passenger coaches in the 1960s to carry cars – both delivering them new from the factory and on long-distance ‘Motorail’ services.
The BR blue ‘Carflats’ will be loaded with period vehicles to complete the authentic effect. • 38-900 BR Mk1 ‘Carflat’ in BR Bauxite livery • 38-901 BR Mk1 ‘Carflat’ in BR blue livery with 4 Vans • 38-902 BR Mk1 ‘Carflat’ BR blue Motorail livery with 4 Cars VEA Vanwide ventilated van The VEA ‘Vanwide’ 12T ventilated vans were introduced by BR in the early 1960s when earlier inherited vans had been scrapped and there was a shortage of suitable vehicles. They were built at Wolverton between 1961 and 1964 and had sliding doors to that they could be accessed on closely spaced sidings. The vans were rebuilt and modernised for military traffic in the late-1970s. 46