Friday, 18 August 2017

E16540 - Atlantean - Ribble Motor Services


A new release from our Exclusive First Editions range is a Leyland Atlantean in Ribble livery E16540. Announced at this year's Press Day, the model is due to be released later this year. 

Ribble Motor Services began operating in 1919 and grew to be one of the largest bus and coach operators in the North West of England, with a territory covering Cumberland, Westmorland, Lancashire and parts of North Yorkshire.
This Leyland Atlantean with Metro-Cammell body first entered passenger service with Ribble in 1960 and is shown carrying the smart dark red and cream pre-nationalisation livery. After the ownership passed to the National Bus Company, Ribble retained this darker red for a while before moving to the standard NBC poppy red and white. Our model is registered NCK 634, fleet number 1645 and is shown running on service 101 to Preston. 


Our latest release has an RRP of £29.95 and is available to order from your local Bachmann retailer now. Please visit our stockist pages to find your nearest retailer.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Out & About - Buses Festival

The Bachmann team will be taking our EFE stand on a short trip south to Gaydon this Sunday (20th August) to participate in the 2017 Buses Festival at the British Motor Centre.


Why not join us to see up to 100 modern, restored & vintage buses & coaches, trade stands, free bus rides and more! Organised by Buses Magazine (the world's biggest selling bus magazine) you will be able to see a range of fleets and liveries from up and down the UK, along with enjoying free bus rides throughout the day.

Times: 
Sun 20th August: 10.00am - 5.00pm 

Location: 
British Motor Centre, Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ 

For more information on this event please visit our Roadshow page or the

Friday, 14 July 2017

Heritage Railways - Llangollen

At the beginning of this month, the Bachmann Roadshow team were delighted to be able to attend this year's Llangollen Classic Transport Weekend in a very sunny Wales. 

The Bachmann stand was set up on the show field at Glyndyfrdwy Station, where we spent a pleasant weekend surrounded by a selection of the finest classic motorbikes, buses, cars and camper vans, all with the soundtrack of steam and diesel locos pulling in and out of the station platform behind our tent. 

If you would like to see the highlights of the event, you can watch the video below


Our Roadshow team are out and about around the country most weekends, attending events both large and small. Being able to attend smaller events like this one is very important to us as it helps to introduce the hobby of model railways to a larger audience and support heritage railways like the one at Llangollen. 

For upcoming shows and events please see our Roadshow page for more information.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Out & About : Classic Transport Weekend

We are pleased to announce that the Bachmann Roadshow team will be attending Classic Transport Weekend at the Llangollen Railway in Wales this weekend!




Classic Transport Weekend 2017
Llangollen Railway, The Station, Abbey Road, 
Llangollen, Denbighshire, LL208SN

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July
10am - 5pm

This weekend event incorporates a nostalgic travel back in time to the classic transport of the past. With an intensive timetable of Steam, Diesel and Heritage Railcars and a classic bus service running between Glyndyfrdwy and Corwen (10am to 5pm), along with an impressive vintage vehicle display at Glyndyfrdwy.

For further information on this event please visit the Llangollen Railway website!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

E23406 - Bedford TK - British Railways

 We are pleased to announce a new model which will be in the shops soon from our recently acquired Exclusive First Editions range, E23406 is a Bedford TK in British Railways livery.



Our latest Bedford TK is modelled on one of British Rails many road vehicles used for the cartage of parcels to and from the railway network. Registered 423 PRO, cab numbered 5871 BO M and is depicted carrying a green tarpaulin covered load.Our latest Bedford TK is modelled on one of British Rails many road vehicles used for the cartage of parcels to and from the railway network. Registered 423 PRO, cab numbered 5871 BO M and is depicted carrying a green tarpaulin covered load.
E23406 - Bedford TK - British Railways
Our latest Bedford TK is modelled on one of British Rails many road vehicles used for the cartage of parcels to and from the railway network. Registered 423 PRO, cab numbered 5871 BO M and is depicted carrying a green tarpaulin covered load.

Our latest release has an RRP of £31.00 and is available to order now from your local Bachmann retailer. Please visit our stockist pages to find your nearest retailer.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

A New Look & A New Twin Pack from EFE

The Bachmann Roadshow Team took a trip down to Brooklands for the 2017 Cobham Spring Gathering, a few weeks ago, for a lovely sunshine filled day amongst the buses and enthusiast's set against the backdrop of the historic race track. Watch highlights of our day here!


Those who attended would have been lucky enough to have caught a glimpse of our new prototype EFE packaging displayed on our stand. Our new styling gives the original EFE boxes a fresh new look which we feel really complements the models and will roll out to all EFE marketing and advertising for the brand over the next few months.


Another highlight of the show for EFE collectors was the announcement of a new twin pack, with the upcoming release of E99938, a Leyland Titan Twin Pack commemorating the Aldenham Works open day in 1983. Aldenham Works was originally built as part of the 1930's Northern Line extension to Bushey Heath. The planned rail extension was never completed, so London Transport decided to use the site as a bus overhaul facility which opened for operation in 1956.


During the 1983 London Transport Golden Jubilee celebrations, many garages held open days. The Aldenham open day was held in September 83 under the name 'The Aldenham Spectacular'. Our modelled T112 in London Buses livery & T66 in London General Aldenham Diplomat livery were on display along with all the special liveried Jubilee buses.

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E99938 set is priced at £59.95 and is available to pre-order now from Bachmann retailers, order early to avoid disappointment.

For more information on our EFE range and other items please visit our product pages.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Out & About - Spring Gathering 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Bachmann road show will be attending this years Spring Gathering event at the London Bus Museum. Our EFE stand will have members of our team ready to take any of your questions this coming Sunday 9th April 2017.

Out & About - EFE at the Spring Gathering Cobham 2017



The Spring Gathering will host an array of buses and coaches with the chance to experience excursion tours, displays, flea marketing and workshop tours, perfect for all enthusiasts!

For further information on this event please visit the London Bus Museum website!

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Out & About - Alexandra Palace Highlights

Recently we attended the London Festival of Railway Modelling at Alexandra Palace. The exhibition which took place on the 25th & 26th March showcased many layouts and exhibitors, giving enthusiasts the chance to browse and buy.

This year's show, marked the second Alexandra Palace visit for our popular Bachmann Collectors Club 'Members Lounge' after debuting there in 2016. The lounge showcased previously unseen pre-production samples and models, along with members of the Bachmann team ready to take club members questions.

If you are not already a member, please visit the Bachmann Collectors Club to join today!

If you would like to relive the Alexandra Palace experience, or if you missed the show, you can watch our new video below to catch this year's highlights!


The Bachmann team will be attending many other shows this year, please visit our ROADSHOW page to see which events we are attending next.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Out & About - London Festival of Railway Modelling

The Bachmann team are excited to be attending this years London Festival of Railway Modelling at Alexandra Palace on the 25th-26th of March. With 40 layouts from around the world on display, plus over 100 exhibitors to browse and purchase from, this show is a must for any railway enthusiast! 


The popular Bachmann Collectors Club Members Lounge will make its second appearance at Ally Pally after debuting there in 2016. The lounge will showcase previously unseen samples and models, guest visitors and members of the Bachmann team ready to answer your questions. To enjoy our Members Lounge and the many other benefits of club membership. If you were previously a member of EFE's Collectors Association, bring along your EFE membership card to be able to sign up on the day for a discounted rate, or alternatively sign up to the Bachmann Collectors Club Now!

For more information on the event you can visit the offical website here
We look forward to seeing you there! 

Show Opening Times 
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm 
Sunday: 10:00am - 4:30pm 
(Doors open at 9:30am for pre-booked ticket holders)

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Bachmann Collectors Club opens its doors to EFE collectors!

Following Bachmann Europe's acquisition of EFE in October last year, the Bachmann Collectors Club is excited to open its doors to EFE collectors alongside our established model railway membership. Joining the Bachmann Collectors Club as an EFE member gives you the same great membership package as Bachmann Collectors Club members currently enjoy, but instead of our free railway wagon you get to choose a free gift from a selection on 12 EFE models.

Customers who had been members of the EFE Collectors Association can take advantage of our special introductory offer and purchase a one year membership to the Bachmann Collectors Club for just £20 when returning your EFE membership card with your application form. New EFE collectors can also enjoy membership to the Bachmann Collectors Club at our standard UK rate of £29.

For further details and to download an application form please visit the club website!

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

E31515 - AEC RM Routemaster - London Transport

We are pleased to announce a new model in our recently acquired Exclusive First Editions range. As seen at Victoria Coach Station last weekend, E31515 is an AEC RM Routemaster in London Transport livery.
 E31515 - AEC RM Routemaster - London Transport
Our latest depiction of one of London's iconic Routemasters is RM177, shown operating out of London's New cross garage (NX) which is said to be one of London's biggest garages. Registered VLT 177 and shown working on route 177 to Abbey Wood via Elephant and castle, New cross, Greenwich and Woolwich, whilst displaying Pan Am advertising 'Take a breath of fresh airways'.

Our latest release has an RRP of £34.95 and is available to order from your local Bachmann retailer now. Please visit our stockist pages to find your nearest retailer.