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Liliput the Bachmann brand for continental models has announced several new models at the World famous Nuremburg Toy Fair which opened today (5th February 2009). These feature products in HO, HOe and G scales. The models announced include completely new models in addition to renumbered and reliveried models from European countries including Austria, Germany and Switzerland covering a number of Epochs.
Two of the main announcements relate to the completely new German freight tender locomotive 2-10-2 Class 45 No. 023 for DB Epoch III and the electric locomotive Class E10, No. 10 001 for DB Epoch III.
In addition there are tank locomotives Class 84, Loco No. 009 for DR Epoch II with its designated carriages and Class 71 for DR Epoch II.
The German two car Epoch III multiple unit ET 11 02 will be produced in Mnchner Kindl colours. A second set of classic Epoch I Gotthard-Bahn carriages will be released with different fleet numbers to the first set. For DB Epoch III there are three new construction Abteilwagen carriages.
Diesel locomotive 2060 090-4 of OBB appears in a new Epoch V livery to appeal to fans of Austrian railways.
For Germany the FLIRT 3 car EMU in Berchtesgadener Land Bahn colours is announced along with more versions of the Swiss SBB 4 car FLIRT unit, both for Epoch 5.
The modern Fans-U tipping wagon now appears in the blue livery of the Austrian Wiener Lokalbahnen AG. Other Epoch 5 wagons are wagons for coiled steel with grey and yellow tarpaulin hoods. Another modern item of rolling stock is a couchette carriage currently seen across Europe on RALPIN HGV carrying trains featuring the latest livery.
A completely new construction is a 2-wagon Swiss Post container model for Epoch V with post containers. Also for Switzerland the tunnel car transport wagons of the BLS for Epoch IV-V get new fleet numbers.
A range of Interior lighting parts will become available during 2009 for coaches.
For HOe narrow gauge there is a diesel locomotive in STLB (Steierm䲫ischen Landesbahnen) livery for Epoch V. There are also new wagons and carriages.
For G scale there is a small diesel locomotive V11 of the type operated by smaller railway companies in Epoch IV and V. There is also a beer wagon Spaten used by the HSB (Harz narrow gauge railways) in Epoch V plus some log carrying wagons.
5 February 2009
For further information please contact :
Dennis Lovett, Public Relations Manager,
Bachmann Europe PLC, Moat Way, Barwell, Leicestershire, LE9 8EY
Telephone: +44 (0) 1455 841756