The resurgence of Duck's popularity in recent years notably prompted a return for the No. 8 engine to play supporting roles in the Twelfth Series.
However, Bachmann's long awaited creation has been revealed by Tower Hobbies and Wholesale to have an appraised launch date for the end of January 2013.
The proposed setting for the US would come almost a full 12 months after the character's initial development back in February. The latter news was first announced by British Railway Stories creator, Simon Martin.
Duck from Bachmann is expected to hit US model and hobby stores on January 30th 2013.
PRE-ORDER 'BACHMANN DUCK' FOR JANUARY
Thanks to Bass Tbone for the alert.