Saturday, 31 August 2013

Thoughts on Bachmann GBRf livery class 20

Bachmann's GBRf livery class 20 has now been released but how good is the model.

Warning: The opinions on this blog are solely my own


The box is the standard un ideal plastic packaging.


Moving onto the model we can see just how much of a brilliant job Bachmann have done on this model. It is pretty much like all their other class 20 mods. It has sprung buffers, NEM coupling sockets. and a very well accurate livery application (but more on that later).

Despite being the same tooling Bachmann have done one modification to this model and that is giving it a high intensity light on both ends (just like on the real one) The tablet catchers on the front are present as are window wipers.

The GBRf livery application as said earlier is spot on. Its the new livery with the curved lines and new GBRf livery logo added aswel. There is also painted bits on the bogies aswell so that will make the moaners very happy indeed.

The roof of the model is not that amazing but it is still very well detailed especially with a seperate grill with NO fan underneath it.

One problem with this model though is why the hell did Bachmann only make 20901?

What about 20905? Which is regularly paired with 901 yes occasionally 901 is paired with other 20's but for those that may want to collect GBRf livery locos including the 20's they may be dissapointed as only one has been made. However maybe in the 2014 range list they will make 905.

OVERALL: I don't plan to get this model but it still is a great model

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