Having seen the photos posted earlier and the information in the above link, I must take my hat off to Bachmann regarding these cranes, they look exceptional!
They do appear to have captured all the major detail variations that I had previously investigated and then to make it fully pose-able really is the icing on the cake.
Will I replace my 3D print with one, no (that has a special place on display at home) but will I buy one... Probably, just for the 'wow-factor'.
I do note that the splashers have had to be left open at the rear on the match wagon, but I remember from designing the kit that this area was extremely tight especially when designing it for OO so think that is probably the neatest solution (less noticeable too on the GWR wagons with their extra tool boxes).
I look forward to seeing the finished article, Bachmann's designer should definitely be proud of those EPs.
Wild Boar Fell