Sunday, 14 April 2013
Two Wrongs might make a Forty
Niether the Lima nor the (original) Bachmann class 40 bodies really looked like the prototype out of the box. However by combining different aspects of the two, a nice representation of the real loco can be made. This has Bachmann nose ends grafted onto the Lima body which at the same time as having Shawplan windows added has had its nose lowered to suit the new ends.
I'm fully aware that the new Bachmann class 40 is due soon, however this will be one of the oringal ten locomotives which formed the Pilot Scheme batch and differed in some of their details. So having all the parts already in my possesion (so I don't have to spend too much!) I have a great start to the project, which was first seen here. Even the chassis was there - originally it had a detailed Lima body on it, but that doesn't look quite right to me now. Will just have to see how this one turns out now!
Diesels in Depth: Class 40s by David Clarke
Rail Express 115: Class 40s for Mostyn
Class 40 Appeal