Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Thoughts on Bachmann 4F Fowlers

Not too long ago Bachmann released their 4F Fowler models one of which was a model of one of 4 preserved while the other two had Johnson/Deeley tenders but just how good are these models?

Warning: The opinions in this blog are solely my own 

THE BOX:

As always Bachmann have used the now typical new, boring packaging which isn't that ideal really though thy people like it is beyond me but that is my opinion if i can have one in this day and age.

THE MODEL:


But it's the model that is the most interesting piece. As usual Bachmann have done an out of this world job of the model. The model has sprung buffers, NEM couplings, rivets (like it should do) and a brake pipe that has already been fitted as it saves people from having to stick it on themselves.


The tender has no rivets but then the Johnson tender in real life did not have any rivets on the tender. There is cab interior that IS painted in the Sherbet Dab (cockney rhyming slang for cab) which will shut all the moaners up! There are also lamp irons present and a brake pipe on the rear of the tender.

The LMS style lettering is accurate and are crisply printed aswell as the running numbers too. Pretty much the same level of detail as on the other side.

The cab has rivets and what looks like an opening cab roof vent (though its hard to tell) and also has removable coal unassumingly going to be made of metal as Bachmann's removable coal loads are made of that now which is quite pointless really.

OVERALL: A fantastic model and i look forward to purchasing one for myself.

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