Bachmann completes Highlander set

Two further vehicles have been released to allow lengthening of the previous trainset, including the Hebridean saloon.

RECENTLY released by Bachmann is the third instalment in its series of green and cream coaching stock, as used on the Kyle of Lochalsh line in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

This twin pack (39-005) not only contains a further Mk.2 Tourist Standard Open (TSO), No. 5154 Clan Fraser, but also the most significant vehicle of the specially-liveried fleet, former Class 101 observation saloon No. 6300 Hebridean.

The coach pack is intended to complement the ‘Highlander’ digital trainset that was released back in 2014, which contained BR large logo-liveried Class 37/4 No. 37418 An Comunn Gaidhealach along with two green/cream Mk.2s, TSO No. 5193 Clan MacLeod and Brake Standard Open (BSO) No. 9388 Bailechaul.

Adding the two together allows a more representative four-coach train to be formed while an even longer formation can be created by using some of the four coaches released by Harburn Hobbies quite some years ago, these being TSOs Nos. 5166 Clan Mackenzie and 5212 Capercailzie, Standard Open (SO) No. 5230 Corriemoillie and BSO No. 9385
Balmacara. With eight coaches now produced in the mock LNER colours, Bachmann has certainly been comprehensive in providing stock for the scenic route.

Read more in the April issue of RE – on sale now!

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