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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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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!

 

Best Wishes

 

 

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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