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Pete Harvey

Bachmann Class 150 Basic conversion

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Well It is finally ready,

 

This is not Full conversion but a Basic one giving you all of the components that difficult to scratch build.

 

In the kit are the window and door fillers, the cab front cameras and window frames.

 

The window frames have been designed to be fitted after the main model has been painted, this is so that they match the existing Bachmann window frames style.

 

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For more information on this kit please take a look at my web site.

 

Also for those interested Mr George Dent of Model Rail magazine is converting a 150 this can be followed on his blog and will be in the 150th edition of Model Rail magazine due out on November 4th.

 

Pete

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That looks very nice indeed. That conversion kit will I feel spawn quite a few of these distinctive units. A welcome development in multiple unit modelling. Any chance of an etch to produce a 150/0 or 150/1 end for those who might like to convert a Bratchell unit (to either a 150/0 or 154 or in conjunction with this kit to the Track Recorder Unit)?

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I have no plans for that conversion the closest conversion to what you want is produced by JSW I'm sure that Jim would be able give you the help you need.

 

Pete

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A quick plug for Pete.

I managed to lose an etch of two small grilles - it pinged off my workbench never to be found after over half an hour on my hands and knees. A quick call to Peter yesterday and a replacement etch arrived today.

 

Cheers,

Mick

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I understand that this kit was produced to create a Departmental Class 950 set using the original Bachmann 150/1 units.  Since then, I am aware that Bachmann retooled the chassis block on these models to make the motor less intrusive but I assume that the body shell was unchanged during this upgrade.  As such, I'm looking for confirmation that this kit is still suitable for converting one of the current Class 150/1 release models?  Also, are there any benefits in using the newer Bachmann model over the previous release, or do the plated over window panels on this unit help to diguise the previous motor?

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David

 

As far as I'm aware the 950 conversion kit should still work on the latest version of the Bachmann 150.

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I'm pleased to say that this afternoon I sales of this kit reached 560 since first releasing the kit.

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