Limited-edition releases – there’s no limit in sight!

The plethora of limited-edition locomotives and rolling stock that’s now available from a growing variety of outlets both large and small is an unstoppable aspect of railway modelling today.

‘Delectably Different’ will become a regular RMM feature, so whether you’re a manufacturer, wholesaler or small model shop, don’t forget to send us the information and photos about what’s coming next straight away.

Looking absolutely gorgeous in pristine lined black livery is this ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0 No. 45379 (R3805) from Hornby’s new ‘One to One’ collection.

Hardly a month goes by without The Railway Magazine Guide to Modelling receiving exciting news about yet another commission for a limited-edition locomotive or rolling stock item.

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No sooner are they announced than the pre-orders start flooding in, and sometimes a particularly desirable strictly limited item can be virtually sold out before the model even
reaches the shops.  

Sometimes you have to be a member of a club such as the N Gauge Society in order to buy exclusive models, and only days before we went to press with this issue, news came in from the Bachmann Collectors’ Club of a members-only N-scale Class 08 diesel shunter in the guise of No. 878 Basra in the dazzling blue and red livery of the Longmoor Military Railway.

Who with a shred of the ‘Gresley beat’ in his blood could resist this magnificent Hornby ‘One to One’ model of A4 Pacific No. 4464 Bittern, in garter blue with twin tenders?

At a price to members of £109.95, the model has been produced in a strictly limited run of just 504, and naturally each one will come with its own certificate of authenticity. 

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The Bachmann Collectors’ Club produces a large range of limited-edition models for its members, and the latest release, based on the popular Graham Farish Class 08 model, features a highly detailed body with numerous separately fitted parts. The chassis incorporates NEM coupling pockets, and an accessory pack is included with additional buffer beam detailing parts. 

Basra joins a growing number of LMR-themed models from Graham Farish, with the 2015 Longmoor Military Railway Train Pack now highly sought-after, and the WD 2-8-0 No. 79250 Major-General McMullen (372-429) due for release later this year.  

For the full article and to view more images, see the April 2019 edition of Modelling – available now!

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