Tuesday, 13 January 2015

EFE Bachmann Exclusive - 18615 Bristol VR Ensign Guide Friday

We are pleased to announce a new model exclusively for Bachmann EuropeOur new model is of an Open Top Bristol VRIII in Guide Friday livery, and will feature in 30-525 ‘The Shakespeare Express’ 'OO'  Collectors Edition Train Pack.

EXCLUSIVE FIRST EDITIONS Bachmann Exclusive - 18615 Bristol VR Ensign Guide Friday OO GAUGE 1:76 SCALE MODEL THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS










This special collector’s edition gift pack is based upon the popular heritage steam rail tour that runs between Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon via the scenic North Warwickshire line. Passengers enjoy a true mainline steam express experience as the train travels along a section of the GWR London to Birmingham mainline. The set consists of: -

Hall Class No.4965 'Rood Ashton Hall' Great Western Green Livery

Two Umber & Cream Pullman Cars No.335 and No.349

BR MK1 BSK Coach Chocolate & Cream W35470

Bristol VR MKIII Open Top Tour Bus in Ensign Guide Friday Livery

‘The Shakespeare Express’ collector’s edition train pack represents great value at an RRP of £199.95 and is expected to be available from Bachmann stockists from April/May onwards.


18615 - Bristol VR MK III Open Top - Ensign Guide Friday Our model depicts a typical vehicle in Guide Friday's fleet, VDV 143S. Shown operating on 'The Stratford Tour' which visited all the big attractions in the Stratford-upon-Avon area, and we think it will make a fitting companion piece to the other models in the set!
Guide Friday was founded 1974 by Roger Thompson, on moving from London to Stratford-upon-Avon in 1975 he developed ‘The Stratford Go Round' tour, where he pioneered open top buses and the innovation of allowing customers to get on and off at points on the route. The five Shakespearean properties were linked this way which emphasised the social history of the area and helped to bring the attraction to life.

Expansion of the company began in 1988, with tours available in Cambridge, Oxford, Edinburgh, Bath, and York. At the beginning of 2001, Guide Friday was the largest city sightseeing tour company in the world running over 120 buses, in 35 destinations and carrying more than 1.5 million visitors a year! (Information Source)

18615 - Bristol VR MK III Open Top - Ensign Guide Friday Our model depicts a typical vehicle in Guide Friday's fleet, VDV 143S. Shown operating on 'The Stratford Tour' which visited all the big attractions in the Stratford-upon-Avon area, and we think it will make a fitting companion piece to the other models in the set!
18615 - Bristol VR MK III Open Top - Ensign Guide Friday
Our model depicts a typical vehicle in Guide Friday's fleet, VDV 143S. Shown operating on 'The Stratford Tour' which visited all the big attractions in the Stratford-upon-Avon area, and we think it will make a fitting companion piece to the other models in the set!

This set is RRP £199.95 and is available to pre-order now from your local Bachmann Stockist!

If your local model shop stocks Bachmann Trains you can now order EFE models too! Just ask in store