We are pleased to announce that Vol.14 No.3 of the Bachmann Times has been dispatched and will be arriving on your doorsteps in the very near future. Limited edition announcements in this issue include the GCR 9J Class in OO Scale - resplendent in a stunning red and white lined black livery – and two TTA Tank Wagons, one in OO and one in N, all perfect additions to your treasured Bachmann collection.

Our GCR 9J model (31-318K) is of No.316 in Great Central livery. The GCR Class 9J locomotives (later Class J11) were the first to be developed by John George Robinson, Locomotive Superintendent of the Great Central Railway from 1900 onwards. One of a batch of 48 locomotives built at Gorton Works, Manchester, between 1906 and 1908, No.316 entered traffic in December 1907, coupled to a Robinson 4,000 gallon tender with plated coal rails. Renumbered three times during its lifetime and having carried no less than 16 boilers, the locomotive survived in service until May 1959, being cut up at its birthplace, Gorton Works, during that same month. Designed to carry petroleum products, TTA tank wagons were introduced in the mid-1960s.

Our TTA tank wagon models (37-575K and 373-775K) represent No.5958, which was built by R.Y. Pickering in 1965 for British Railway Traffic and Electric Company, who leased the wagon to VIP Petroleum Ltd. VIP were an independent company, competing with the major corporations selling petrol and diesel at UK roadside forecourts, before being taken over by Elf Oil.

All our new products are expected to be very popular. Don’t delay in purchasing yours today – and remember that any UK orders over £100 receive free postage and packaging.