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#1101 34theletterbetweenB&D

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 13:15

I suppose a (rather expensive) option is Hornby/Lima body with Bachmann chassis....has anyone ever tried it?

you shouldn't really need to go to the length of replacing a body on a recently issued £150 model to get the windows right!!

 The power unit and low friction all-wheel pick of the Bachmann BR 1st gen. DMU running gear is a very good option for a repower project. Given that some modelling activity is going to be required, and the generic similarity of the running gear of these DMU's, I would suggest that a way ahead is to pick out whatever among these classes is on best current offer. (Hattons at £72.50 for the class 108 as an example.) If you bought that 108 and used the running gear suitably modified for installation in older class 101 bodies, you would still have the class 108 bodies for sale s/h to further reduce the net spend. The lack of body spares works for you in this situation, there's got be one or two modellers out there with a 108 body damaged beyond repair.

 

Minor learning point on Bach DMU's, but may only apply to the class 105 model. I bought a 'power twin' 105 in order to use the unpowered running gear (with the engine and other tackle modelled on the underside) to swap with the motorised end of a regular 105 set and thus make it unpowered, as one model motor unit is more than adequate to run a permanent four car set. And what did I find? - the clip on points between body and chassis are different between powered and unpowered models of the motored car - didn't expect that.


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#1102 D1051

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 17:27

Found in latest "Bachmann times" vol 17 number 2.

 

Exclusive to TMC 39-562Z  Southern Region 4 wheeled cycle van S1282S.Due 2/2017.

 

Also from TMC 38-191Y Triple pack 1960s Insulated vans bauxite (Ale vans).Factory weathered.

 

& 38-191X single van white weathered.



#1103 The Johnster

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 10:45

They are still knocking out GWR toad brake vans which weren't that good back in Mainline days; modern ones are exactly the same except for the NEM.  And charging the best part of £20. 

 

There is (allegedly) a new one coming in 2017 with separate handrails, but to be still flogging this sort of horse which is not only dead but turned into glue is inexcusable.

 

Ah, there's nothing like a good rant to set you up for the day...



#1104 Colin_McLeod

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 10:52

It's amazing that with just 11 days left in the year we still have an active thread about the 2016 announcements.

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 11:11

It's amazing that with just 11 days left in the year we still have an active thread about the 2016 announcements.


I'd anticipate it running through to 2018 and perhaps 2019, given the rate of deliveries.
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#1106 brushman47544

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 11:58

They are still knocking out GWR toad brake vans which weren't that good back in Mainline days; modern ones are exactly the same except for the NEM.  And charging the best part of £20. 

 

There is (allegedly) a new one coming in 2017 with separate handrails,

 

Hornby has announced a new Toad brake van for 2017, perhaps that's the one you have heard about...?



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Posted 22 December 2016 - 01:58

It's amazing that with just 11 days left in the year we still have an active thread about the 2016 announcements.

This one is still pinned at the top of the Bachmann list.

 

Blame the boss if you must, but there's no need to.

 

The 2017 speculation thread is at 7 pages right now.


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#1108 Colin_McLeod

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 13:56

There's a 2017 thread??
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#1109 newbryford

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 21:27

There's a 2017 thread??

 

Give it 10 days and we can start a 2018 thread............

 

Cheers,

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#1110 Pint of Adnams

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 13:54

I'd anticipate it running through to 2018 and perhaps 2019, given the rate of deliveries.

And if it lasts a year more then we can honestly say we've got 20-20 hindsight :senile:


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