TOOLING AROUND WITH EFE
Bachmann has already made an impact on the Exclusive First Editions brand, which it acquired in late 2016 (MR229). New blue packaging, featuring a map of Leicestershire as its background, complements a subtle change to the logo. The models will benefit from the change in ownership too: existing tooling will receive more panel lines and wing mirrors, with fresh tooling in the offing. EFE’S 1:76 scale London Underground EMUS could return too, with the tantalising prospect of factory-fitted motors hinted at. In the meantime, Bachmann has cut back the number of new releases per month: new for August is a Bristol VRT as British Rail training vehicle BNU679G; a Ribble Motor Servicesliveried Leyland Atlantean will follow in September, followed by a twin pack in October, which features two Leyland Titans in special liveries that were unveiled at LT’S Golden Jubilee open day at Aldenham Works in 1983.