The three-day exhibition at the Great Central Railway in mid-June saw Bachmann, Dapol and Hornby all in attendance and showing the latest progress on several new models, as illustrated here.
Catching the eye on the Bachmann stand was the first appearance of one of the 4mm scale regional limited edition Class 47s, this being the livery sample of No. 47714 in Anglia Railways colours.
Announced at the start of this year, a quartet of Brush Type 4s is being produced, each loco having been selected by four of the manufacturer’s sales representatives.
These will only be available from retailers in each rep’s area with, unsurprisingly, the turquoise loco allocated to shops in East Anglia as well as the East Midlands and South Yorkshire. The model will be available in both DCC ready (£154.95) and DCC sound (£244.95) forms, the latter being limited to 150 examples of the 512 strong production run.
More new models can be found in the August issue of RE – on sale now!