Bachmann Europe Plc recently received livery samples of its forthcoming BR Mk.IIf coaching stock that is set to be released later this year as part of the manufacturer’s OO Branchline range.
The models cover the BR Mk.IIf coaches that were constructed between 1973 and 1975. The range will comprise a First Open (FO), Tourist Second Open (TSO), Restaurant First Buffet (RFB), Brake Second Open (BSO) and Driving Brake Second Open (DBSO). All types will be available in a choice of BR blue/grey and InterCity liveries, with the exception of the DBSO which will be presented in BR blue/grey and ScotRail liveries.
Integrated DCC decoder
The FO, TSO, RFB and BSO models will be offered in both DCC and non-DCC format, with DCC fitted models featuring an integrated DCC decoder allowing the independent operation of an array of lighting features including interior lights, illuminated tail lamps (interchangeable between oil lamp, battery lamp or no lamp) and CDL (central door locking) lights – where appropriate. Non-DCC models come without lighting but have electrical pick-ups fitted to the bogies should modellers wish to install their own lighting and include non-working tail lamps. All DBSO models will be supplied DCC fitted and these include the same lighting effects found in the standard vehicles, plus directional and cab lighting. For more see www.bachmann.co.uk