I don't read Chinese, but there were references to LGB R3.
1:29 scale makes it somewhat appealing to me. Perhaps a USRA 2-10-2 is being considered as well. Strange though, since we've been told time and again that Bachmann is only interested in making 1:20.3 and 1:22.5 models of narrow gauge trains.
Bit surprised its a Chinese model, makes me think this is NOT intended for US release but more for world and asian markets, but given all the work to produce the 10 wheel drive, I wonder is a US profile using the same driveblock not far off? or a Northern? or a Russian?
One thing to remember, Bachmann US and Bachmann UK (Europe) are two very different companies. Bachmann US has stated they are a 1.20.3 company, Bachmann UK hasn't. My guess is, like the Class 66, you will not see that engine here, but I could always be wrong.
Interesting, but yes, for the Chinese market. They have quite a range of nice HO equipment for China, the coaches are spectacular in quality. Some of the diesels are diecast and are wonderful runners/pullers.
I was hoping to see them dip into the large Chinese 30" gauge network for some On30 or even large scale, but no.