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S.A.C Martin

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A big shout out to the Loughborough Model Centre for holding onto my Tornado order - I picked it up today, and, well...

 

Fabulous! Every little detail I can think of has been done on this model (bar the roller bearings, but that's an accepted compromise). The livery is perfectly applied, right down to the maker's plate on the tender frame, picked out in silver. Under a magnifying glass you can read the legible printing on the dedictation plaque too...!

 

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This is by far the best A1 model Bachmann have produced. The time taken to retool the tender body, for instance, to ake it better reflect Tornado tells me that they expect to shift quite a few of these...

 

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I haven't had a chance to run it in yet, but rest assured I'll edit this post with my findings within the week.

 

Until next time!

 

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Basically the modifications in my opinion that are necessary are: the cartzzi and tender axle boxes into roller bearings and the replacement of the cab roof profile and chimney. I don't thing you should replace the size of the driving wheels or the shape and size of the front buffer beam and the bright lining as it is the incorporated looks that matters. Unless you want it to be extremely accurate your only option is a full repaint and modifying which I say is a waste of time. 

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