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#51 298

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 21:39

Sorry may have missed it in the thread but did anyone on the Bachmann stand give an approximate release date?
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I've previously heard "next summer".

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#52 DerekEm8

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 22:43

Looking like it's going to be a very popular and accurate model.

An excuse (if one is needed) for those without the 'wires'

A couple of pics of a WCML diversion at Man Vic

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#53 Michael Delamar

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 01:52

We'd just need an accurate class 40 ;)

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:11

Thanks for the photos Derek. The second one is going to be a great guide for weathering. Shows the 85 very nicely. I think thats about as dirty as the electrics ever got!

I was on the blower yesterday to Rails of Sheffield to pre-order another one of these fine models (as I reckon now that the first batch will sell right out), I asked about release dates and they know nothing so far.

We'd just need an accurate class 40 ;)

...and accurate Mk2s!

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:14

We'd just need an accurate class 40 ;)


Bachmann are redoing the chassis for the 40 so hopefully an upgrade to the body shell as well, been told it could be here sometime next year probable towards the end.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 19:11

Don't you just love those 'google-eyed' headcodes, makes the loco look comical!

Great pictures, are these from a gallery?

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#57 DerekEm8

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 20:12

Don't you just love those 'google-eyed' headcodes, makes the loco look comical!

Great pictures, are these from a gallery?

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They are just a couple from my personal images, not in a gallery sorry to say. I just dig them out if I feel i have one that is appropriate.to the thread.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 16:39

By the way, you all of you do realise that the latest edition (October - November) of Modern Locomotives Illustrated magazine is featuring the class 80 - 85?

There are plenty of drawings and decent pictures of the real things in it to help aid any modeling projects, even the '80!

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 19:10

The previous issue was, the latest edition out now is the Class 44-46's :no:

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 20:19

By the way, you all of you do realise that the latest edition (October - November) of Modern Locomotives Illustrated magazine is featuring the class 80 - 85?

There are plenty of drawings and decent pictures of the real things in it to help aid any modeling projects, even the '80!


Ssssh, don't mention the 80 or it's previous life as a Kerosene Castle - Heljan might decide to make it.
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 09:28

Now there's a model with potential. Not only the 'obscure prototype' beloved by our Danish buddies, but an electric option too!

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 10:29

Very tempting to have a go at a train like the one below when it appears.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 20:07


Ssssh, don't mention the 80 or it's previous life as a Kerosene Castle - Heljan might decide to make it.


Shame they couldn't follow the 86 up with an 87, 89, 90 or 91...

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 23:09

Shame they couldn't follow the 86 up with an 87, 89, 90 or 91...


Actually an 86/0 would be enough for me to buy shares in the company...

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 22:21

sorry about the poor mobile pics, some shots of a decorated example on the Bachmann stand at Wigan this weekend.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 15:47

Be still my beating heart.... that looks superb!

Thanks for sharing those Michael. What a fantastic leap forward from Bachmann.....!

#67 Michael Delamar

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 15:49

i think it was a handpainted example, not sure, did anyone get any better shots?

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 17:42

I MUST resist! I've way too many kettles and diesels as it is, I canne possiably have any sparkies....NOOOOOOO I'm weakening!
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 19:36

i think it was a handpainted example, not sure, did anyone get any better shots?

I sincerely hope not - that one's going to cause enough excitement as it is. Now put a maroon porthole brake behind it...
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 17:27

Really does look the "mutts nuts". We will have to wait until next summer for them; and no price determined so far.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 18:56

Hatton's pre-order price £79. Other retailers are available.
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#72 Michael Delamar

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 17:19

Does anyone think the electric blue looks a little on the dark side?

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 17:41

Does anyone think the electric blue looks a little on the dark side?


Mind you hasn't there been a lot of debate about the real existence of "Electric Blue" and that in fact it was actually "Rail Blue" in almost all cases, which would appear to be what Bachmann have aimed at here?

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 18:34


Mind you hasn't there been a lot of debate about the real existence of "Electric Blue" and that in fact it was actually "Rail Blue" in almost all cases, which would appear to be what Bachmann have aimed at here?


When the 25kV was extended south to a temporary loco-change point at Bletchley in 1965(?), prior to the full opening to Euston, I made a number of trainspotting trips over their via the Cambridge-Bletchley line. Lots of lovely 81-86 cops to be had! Then along came British Rail and corporate Rail Blue livery. Rest assured, it was a different shade of blue, and I'm not just talking different finish/no varnish/whatever! The 2 liveries seen side by side were different.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 18:44


Mind you hasn't there been a lot of debate about the real existence of "Electric Blue" and that in fact it was actually "Rail Blue" in almost all cases, which would appear to be what Bachmann have aimed at here?

Electric blue was a very different shade, more of a pale mid-blue, a much more vivid blue than rail blue which had a greater green component. The Class 86s however have been the subject of debate, and it is generally accepted they were delivered in an early version of rail blue, originally without yellow panels, and with white roof and window surrounds. To confuse matters, some Class 81s also got repainted into early rail blue with double arrow cast symbol, whilst still carrying the white roof and cab windows, and small yellow panels similar to the Class 86, but the 85s, having been delivered later, went straight from electric blue to rail blue with full yellow ends, although a number retained their cast ferret and dartboard whilst carrying rail blue.

However, electric blue and rail blue were very different shades.
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