So, yesterday at the Warley show, the J72 EPs were on display in the Bachmann lounge, and they looked superb! Progress is certainly impressive on these and I can't wait for the livery announcements!
There were four EPs of the J72 in the display cabinets, all showing a selection of detail differences for the potential variants ranging from NER through to LNER and BR built locos. There are various smokebox door darts/wheel combinations, buffer types, non and vac fitted early and late sand box configuration along with working 3 link couplings ready fitted.
Pre fitted speaker in the bunker, flickering LED firebox, positionable headlamps (four included with the loco though I think non-working) and full cab detail were all pointed out so it's definitely a step up from the groundbreaking Mainline tooling!
Given the details and features, it's going to be North of £100 but in the current market I think that's pretty reasonable, and I'll definitely be in for a couple of them, depending on livery and number combination (which are yet to be announced)
Only managed to get on photo worth sharing of those not on the spinning plinths as I only had my phone with me, but hopefully it'll be of use and interest!
They've certainly got the face of the loco right in my opinion, now for some other items from the same Railway family please!
Edited to add photo
Edited by JaymzHatstand, 26 November 2017 - 06:32 .