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#1 Michael Delamar

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 15:48

Is there any recent news on this release?

Ive been trawling the net trying to find any sort of information and its all a bit quiet.

does anyone know what stage its up to and a rough idea when we'll see something?

cheers

Mike



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Posted 01 July 2011 - 20:16

The latest Collectors mag had some CADs in them. Would have thought it might arrive for Warley.........2012 !!

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 20:35

No date on the Bachmann website, so effectively we are looking at 2012.

Please remember that the current Bachmann catalogue covers releases for 2011 AND 2012.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 20:47

plenty of time to save up then :)

thanks guys

Mike

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 12:43

Please remember that the current Bachmann catalogue covers releases for 2011 AND 2012.



That is correct regarding this years catalogue, but this model was actually first announced in the 2010 catalogue so has slipped back a bit. I had read September in one magazine but i'd imagine it's release to be closer to September 2012 rather than 2011!

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 12:45

The latest Collectors mag had some CADs in them. Would have thought it might arrive for Warley.........2012 !!



what was peoples opinions, I havent seen the mag yet, is there any cad images on the net?

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 14:07

No date on the Bachmann website, so effectively we are looking at 2012.

Please remember that the current Bachmann catalogue covers releases for 2011 AND 2012.


The catalogue actually only covers the FIRST three months of 2012.not all of 2012. Next years catalogue will bne 2012 to 2013 ie March 2013 to March 2013

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 07:57

The catalogue actually only covers the FIRST three months of 2012.not all of 2012. Next years catalogue will bne 2012 to 2013 ie March 2013 to March 2013



That's a rather literal interpretation and not actually the intention as I understand it which was meant to be the next (approximately) 18 months for arrival.

#9 Michael Delamar

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 17:36

some prototype shots to wet the appetite.


http://www.railphoto...-CW765.jpg.html

http://www.railphoto...-CW761.jpg.html

http://www.railphoto...Raw452.jpg.html

http://www.railphoto...Raw955.jpg.html




the photographer also has other ac locos from the early days amongst other interesting railway shots.

http://www.railphoto...pId=105&start=0

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 20:08

E3065 is captured on cinefilm in the Liverpool area in the early 1960s to the amusement of the crew.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 07:39

Is there any recent news on this release?

Ive been trawling the net trying to find any sort of information and its all a bit quiet.

does anyone know what stage its up to and a rough idea when we'll see something?

cheers

Mike


Photos of engineering sample on Bachmann's home page!
Bachmann home page

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 18:45

Spoke to a mate yesterday who has seen the AL5 in the flesh, he was pretty intimate with the real thing and says it is very tasty. Looking forward to this one now ;)

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 19:24

I'm also looking forward to it, but still can't decide which livery to get....? I already have two banger blue ones so the electric blue one is tempting, but it'll be a first for Bachmann and is a very difficult colour to get right.

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 14:56

After the success of the DP1 model's very difficult French Blue, I feel they are in with as good a chance as any candidate manufacturer. (It's a blue rinse fest: they also have the 'Nanking Blue' to get right for the Midland special bogcart ...)

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 22:49

Thanks, I was wondering when it would be due.

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 18:17

Thanks, I was wondering when it would be due.


If the release date is not mentioned on the Bachmann website then no one knows.

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 19:40

Ok, thanks.

#18 Michael Delamar

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 00:43

I saw the pre production models in the Bachmann cabinet at Manchester show today, looked superb

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 00:33

Here they are!
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And they're looking rather tasty to me!
Cheers,
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 14:56

Damn it, I've just ordered one. I did fancy something a little different from the current fleet, so I've gone for the Electric Blue livery.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 15:13

As a body-in-grey they look extremely convincing for the subtleties of the AL5 shapes. I could be sorely tempted, as Roarers were a crucial part of a Birmingham upbringing, but I'm sure a certain builder of P4 New Street will be availing himself on behalf of the cohort who have deserted their roots to model foreign fields...

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 10:26

As a body-in-grey they look extremely convincing for the subtleties of the AL5 shapes. I could be sorely tempted, as Roarers were a crucial part of a Birmingham upbringing, but I'm sure a certain builder of P4 New Street will be availing himself on behalf of the cohort who have deserted their roots to model foreign fields...


I'm not quite sure what you mean, 'Chard....?

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 11:56

I tried matching Allegheny1600's pictures with the model numbers:
31-677 Class 85 (AL5) Electric E3056 in BR Blue with single pantograph and no air tanks
31-676 Class 85 (AL5) Electric E3058 in BR Electric Blue with twin pantograph
31-678 Class 85 (AL5) Electric 85026 in BR Blue with single pantograph and air tanks and plated over headcode.

I realised that there is no model matching mid 1970s condition of single pantograph and air tanks and headcode.
It looks like some hacking will be in order for me to reinstate the headcode to an airtanks version.
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 14:54

I'm not quite sure what you mean, 'Chard....?


I think, he's referring to himself.

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 19:22

I tried matching Allegheny1600's pictures with the model numbers:
31-677 Class 85 (AL5) Electric E3056 in BR Blue with single pantograph and no air tanks
31-676 Class 85 (AL5) Electric E3058 in BR Electric Blue with twin pantograph
31-678 Class 85 (AL5) Electric 85026 in BR Blue with single pantograph and air tanks and plated over headcode.

I realised that there is no model matching mid 1970s condition of single pantograph and air tanks and headcode.
It looks like some hacking will be in order for me to reinstate the headcode to an airtanks version.


Ssshh, these manufacturers might realise there's more variation in these boring Roarers than demand for a simple model with a couple of variations could fill. I'd have thought there would be more demand for a single pan in BR blue with E numbers, air tanks and modified chokes than a pre-rebuilt one, but all the variations are easy to model and I'm sure will be covered in the future. Photos of locos with a single pan but no airtanks are rare, as I'm sure are the modellers who want locos in this specific condition.