Following on from our popular pair of existing battery electrics, we have 6 additional kits in development with an additional 1 planned. BME-003 Bowaters Paper Railway Bagnall ‘Superb’, BME-004 Monson Railroad Number 3, BME-006 South African Railways Class 91, BME-008 Hunslet Tunnelling Engine WHHR ‘Emma’, BME-009 Ffestiniog Railway Modified Planet ‘Upnor Castle’ and BME-010 Ffestiniog Railway Modified Planet ‘Conway Castle’ are all in current development with plans to have four of them available soon. All 6 kits are designed to run with our existing BMB, BMF, BMH, BMP, BMS and BMV ranges plus our upcoming BMR range in the case of the Forney. All 6 kits are 16mm scale and are designed to operate on both 32mm and 45mm gauges. Both use a multimedia approach to build them. Full specifications are to be confirmed for all of the models however they will be similar to our current range available now.
- BME-003 SKLR Bagnall Baratto ‘Superb’
- BME-004 Monson Railroad Forney Number 3
- BME-006 SAR Class 91
- BME-008 Hunslet Tunnelling Engine WHHR ‘Emma’
- BME-009 Ffestiniog Railway Modified Planet ‘Upnor Castle’
- BME-010 Ffestiniog Railway Modified Planet ‘Conway Castle’
The South African Railways Class 91 was a class of 2ft gauge diesel built for operation on the Avontuur line out of Port Elizabeth in the eastern cape. These engines at first operated alongside then replaced the Beyer Garratts which were then sent to work on Natal. Until recently, most of the class survived however in recent times, a number have been scrapped with a number surviving into preservation. It features laser cut construction, 3D printed sections and plenty of etched detail! It’s suitable for 32mm gauge and 45mm gauge. The engine features PDF Models power units and comes complete with Accucraft Chopper Couplings as standard! Its due to be released in late 2019.
The Hunslet Tunnelling engines were used for a wide range of projects over the years. The one we’ve focused on now lives on the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway under the name ‘Emma’. Featuring either a 32mm or 45mm gauge chassis, this model is the perfect addition to your railway being a modern design while being a good size with presence. Coming complete with PDF models Chassis and Accucraft Chopper Couplings, this model will be available later in 2019.
Coming 2020, Ffestiniog Railway Hibberts Upnor Castle and Conway Castle. Both will be suitable for 32mm and 45mm gauges coming complete with Chopper couplings and a PDF Models Chassis. Information to follow as these progress.