HORNBY,  BACHMANN,  PECO,  GRAHAM FARISH,  DAPOL, GAUGEMASTER,


RANGE of PRODUCTS Stocked :- Hornby, Bachmann, Grafar, Graham Farish, Peco, Dapol, Gaugemaster, South Eastern Finecast, Metcalf, Superquick, Ratio, Wills Scenic, Woodland, Preiser, Parkside, ModelScene, Brassworks, Coopercraft, Portescap, Romford, & a number of Company's Secialising certain Associated Railway Products.

This Range has, obviously expanded, from the Initial limited range of Manufacturer's - Peco - who because of our depth of operational knowledge of Railways, encouraged us so much, Keysers, W & H, Wills, Ratio and of course, Hornby.

HORNBY:  themselves have developed,  in the last few years, expanding & improving greatly  the quality, finish  and detail, of their Range of - Locomotives, Coaches & Wagons of the GWR, LMS, LNER, BR(WR), BR(LMR), BR(MR), BR(SR), BR(Std), BR Diesel & Electric, BR Regional Railways, along with the Privatised Companies from BR, - Arriva Trains, Central Trains, Chiltern Railways, DRS, Network SE, Cotswold Rail, Anglia, Anglia 'One', EWS, EuroStar, (E P S), Great Eastern, GNER, Fragonset, Freightliner, Midland Mainline, First Great Western (1st Great Western), Virgin, Riviera Trains, West Coast Railway Yeoman, ARC, SNCF, 1st North Western,  North West Regional Railways, WYPTE, 1st Scotrail, 1st Transpennine, South West Trains, NCB, Private Owner,  Added to the Locomotive base is an extensive selection of Coaching & Goods Stock from all the above Companies, along with an extremely large Range of Private Owner Rolling Stock.

A wide Range of Hornby Track has always been available and to this has been added Flexible and Semi- Flexible Track along with other Point & Crossing formats.

A recent development has been the introduction the Hornby 'Skaledale' & 'Lyddle End' range of beautifully finished, Ready to Install, collection of Railway Buildings & Structures,, Canal Features, Buildings & Houses.

Hornby have introduced this year their DCC range of Equipment & associated Chips, this has been very well received and the logic is very easily absorbed. Many Hornby Locomotives are already 'DCC Ready' and some with 'DCC' Fitted,

BACHMANN :  The introduction of Bachmann to the UK Model Railway market, added a range of well developed and accurate models to the British Railway Modelling scene. From the initial introduction, the range of Locomotives & Rolling Stock has expanded considerably with a very good selection of new models, which, like Hornby, have filled gaps in the market, especially with Locomotives from the 'old' Railways Companies through to the Modern Diesel era.

Companies covered by this range is extensive, has or does, include Locomotive, Passenger & Goods stock used by :GWR, LMS, LNER, BR(WR), BR(LMR), BR(MR), BR(SR), BR(Std), BR Diesel & Electric, BR Regional Railways, along with the Privatised Companies from BR, - Arriva Trains, Central Trains, Chiltern Railways, DRS, Network SE, Cotswold Rail, Anglia, Anglia 'One', EWS, EuroStar, (E P S), Great Eastern, GNER, Fragonset, Freightliner, Midland Mainline, First Great Western (1st Great Western), Virgin, Riviera Trains, West Coast Railway Yeoman, ARC, SNCF, 1st North Western,  North West Regional Railways, WYPTE, 1st Scotrail, 1st Transpennine, South West Trains, NCB, Private Owner,

A notable introduction by Bachmann was their very detailed range of BR Mk1 - BR Mk3 Passenger Stock, through from the BR(WR), BR(LMR), BR(MR), BR(SR), BR Diesel & Electric Era and now into the Train Operating Companies (TOC) days.  These models, particularly those  BR Regional & Early BR Blue/Grey period, have been, and still are extremely popular.

DCC -  Bachmann have ensured that the development of DCC will be encouraged with the Introduction of their first Sets , again these have been well received and are a good introduction to this method of Railway Control. Many Bachmann Locomotives are already fitted as 'DCC Ready' or 'DCC Fitted'.

GWR, LMS, LNER, BR(WR), BR(LMR), BR(MR), BR(SR), BR(Std), BR Diesel & Electric, BR Regional Railways, along with the Privatised Companies from BR, - Arriva Trains, Central Trains, Chiltern Railways, DRS, Network SE, Cotswold Rail, Anglia, Anglia 'One', EWS, EuroStar, (E P S), Great Eastern, GNER, Fragonset, Freightliner, Midland Mainline, First Great Western (1st Great Western), Virgin, Riviera Trains, West Coast Railway Yeoman, ARC, SNCF, 1st North Western,  North West Regional Railways, WYPTE, 1st Scotrail, 1st Transpennine, South West Trains, NCB, Private Owner,

BACHMANN - Graham Farish, Grafar, 'N' Gauge.

Some time ago Bachmann decided to enter the 'N' Gauge Market, the only producer in the UK was Graham Farish, who at the time, were producing a limited range of products, of a quality well below that of the the UK Standard on Gauge 'OO'.

Bachmann felt that, with their production knowledge, they would be able to bring skills to the range that would upgrade, greatly ,the quality of 'N' Gauge British outline models.

The transfer to Bachmann took place and a re-design of much of the Locomotive Range was undertaken.

Towards the end of 2004 the first results of this enterprise began to show, resulting in a very marked improvement, both in Finish Quality and Performance.  To the relief of 'N' Gauge Modellers this has continued and a wide range of Products is now available.

PECO -

The introduction of Peco 'Streamline' Gauge '00' changed the whole outlook of Railway Modelling in the UK.  For the first time there was now a high quality Nickel Track with an open web base of detailed sleepers - showing wood grain, chairs, bolts etc. 

Two ranges were really introduced - the first being rigid track - known as 'SetRack' and one yard lengths of 'Flexible Track', which could be cut and curved to any operational radius required, this immediately was taken up by Modeller's - no longer were they committed to Fixed Radii but the layout could be made to fit the space available, be it Large or Small.

'Setrack', in terms of rigidity, length and radii ,followed the long established measurements of Rovex  (later Hornby/Rovex) and finally the 'Hornby' we know to-day.

 

 

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